Maximise your storage space by organising your laundry
Laundries are often one of the smallest yet busiest rooms in the house, where you need plenty of space for washing, drying, sorting, folding and ironing. Laundries also tend to become storerooms for brooms, vacuum cleaners, gumboots and coats, so storage space runs out quickly.
No matter how small your laundry is, it’s easy to maximize your work area and storage space with a few clever ideas.
Use vertical space
Use your wall space right up to the ceiling by installing wall cabinets or shelves above your washing machine and dryer. Or, go the other way round by sitting your washer and dryer on a shelving unit and create storage underneath. You can add cabinets or shelves below and organize them with drawers, baskets and pull out laundry bins.
Install your washer and dryer, then add a bench top right over them for folding and sorting. If you have a top-loading washer, you can install a hinged bench top that folds up and down. If you need a bench top to be temporary (for renters), put some floor cabinets or shelves on either side of your washer and dryer and rest a freestanding bench top on them.
Small ironing boards can be mounted to the wall inside a slim cupboard, or even on the back of doors. Fold them down to use and fold them away when you’re done. Just make sure the electrical lead is within range of a power point.
Organise with accessories
Hooks inside broom cupboards that hold your brooms and mops create a more efficient use of the space keep everything in order. Baskets can house your laundry powders, detergents, cleaning supplies and loose items, and can be stacked and labeled for the best use of space. Shelf dividers can be used to create cubbyholes where you can keep your towels and linen in order.
Add a hanging rod inside a cupboard, underneath a shelf or on the wall, where you can hang delicate items and clothes that have just been ironed. On rainy days when you need a clothes drying rack, a retractable clothesline or hanging rack under a shelf works wonders.
A well-planned laundry can be practical to use, have ample storage and be neat, clean and organised. Yes, you can have it all! Speak to one of our design consultants to find out how.