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8 clever upgrades to organise your laundry room


by Megan Burns
14th May 2020
8 clever upgrades to organise your laundry room

It might not be your favourite household task, but these laundry room upgrades will make the process of washing your clothes just that little bit easier.


Laundry is one of those inevitable chores that seems to always need done, and it can definitely feel like a mundane task. However, having a well-organised laundry room or area in your home makes it just a little bit easier.

Whether your issue is that you can never remember where you put the stain remover, or need somewhere to hang freshly-ironed clothes, here are some great products to help you organise your laundry space.

laundry room organisation

We’ve all faced the problem of where to place a clothes horse so it doesn’t get in the way, but this wall-mounted drying rack eliminates this problem. Made from solid beech, it doesn’t take up any valuable floor space, and folds flat against the wall when not in use, making it a great space saver. Borstad drying rack, €29, Ikea.

laundry room organisation

Rather than rooting through dirty clothes to sort them into darks and lights, this handy bag keeps the two separate, helping you to easily see when there’s enough for a load. As it’s a bag rather than a bulky basket, it also doesn’t take up much space. Double cotton basket, €35.99, Zara Home.

laundry room organisation

It’s handy to have somewhere to hang clothes in your laundry room. Space is usually at a premium so this neat rail is ideal. Wall-mounted, it has both rails and hooks, so you can hang up anything from just-ironed shirts to a bag of pegs. Black hat rack, €109, Finnish Design Shop.

laundry room organisation

If you have space for a shelving unit, it’s a great place to keep all sorts of things, from detergent to clean linens. However, they can get cluttered quickly, so storage boxes and baskets are the perfect way to help you know where things are and keep everything looking streamlined. These straw baskets will also add a natural touch to your space. Straw basket with handles from €23, Industry & Co.

laundry room organisation

Another great space-saving alternative to a clothes horse, this drying rack pulls up to the ceiling, making the most of an otherwise useless space. Clothes airer from €115, The Old Mill Stores.

laundry room organisation

In your laundry room, it’s easy to end up with lots of different-sized containers that are hard to store. If you empty things into jars, not only will it be easy to find things, they will stack neatly. Saxborga set of four jars with tray, €15, Ikea.

laundry room organisation

You might not have space for a large storage unit in your laundry room or area, but if you can spare a little wall space, this clever shelf system has space to store lots of items all in one place. A combination of shelves and hooks means it’s suitable for everything from cloths to hangers. Wooden multi-shelf, €350, Lamb.

laundry room organisation

Whether it’s a place to house odd socks or a way to transport clean clothes, it’s always handy to have some boxes in your laundry room. These ones have the bonus of being beautiful to look at, with their woven design and fabric interior. Ejno basket, €6.99, JYSK.

Featured image: Zara Home


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