Looking for simple storage ideas for the laundry room? Here’s a simple laundry room update and a few tips to get organized.
Although it’s the place to do laundry, a laundry room doesn’t have to just be functional, it can be pretty, too. Follow these tips to brighten up the room’s storage and decorate it and provide extra storage, too.
Can I start today with a thank you?
This post is all because of you.
Remember when I asked for your opinion on this laundry room? I showed you different options for these cabinets—from paint to wallpaper to painted wall treatments. And then? I asked for your opinion.
And YOU DELIVERED.
The number one suggestion? To paint these cabinets Peppercorn SW 7674.
Well….actually? Sometimes I’m not quite as bold as I act like on this blog. I only painted half the cabinets Peppercorn for now. I wanted to live with it a little before I painted everything.
Here’s what this room looks like now and a few storage ideas for the laundry room, too.
CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE THE DIFFERENCE?
Storage Ideas for Laundry Room
Here’s a quick video I made of the space so you could see a 360-degree virtual tour of the room and a close-up of some of the details, too.
I listed my sources for the space and some of my best organizational tips below.
6 storage ideas for laundry room
They are the best deal. They come in a set of four baskets for only $22. The baskets are roomy and sturdy and the prettiest color. I love the color of these baskets against the peppercorn.
Here’s what I’m using these rustic baskets to organize:
- coffee and tea for the coffee station
- trash bags and freezer bags
- mason jars
- extra plastic bags from the grocery store
- extra paper goods for parties
I also use one to hold the dog bowls for Buddy’s food and water. The dog bowls fit perfectly inside the bottom and it’s a great way to prevent that shelf from getting dirty.
I’m working on a DIY to add a wood lid to the top of the baskets and I can’t wait to show you.
I also used three baskets on top of the laundry room side.
Here’s what I have stored in here:
- extra props for photoshoots
- extra vases for table settings
- picture hangers and picture easels
2. Laundry supply storage
The washer and dryer are built in because the floor is uneven and we needed a level surface to make sure they worked properly.
There’s also a built-in organizer in the space between the two machines.
I found the PERFECT organizers to use for this space.
They are woven water hyacinth baskets with three compartments for storage. I use them to organize detergent and fabric softener and other laundry supplies.
Quick tip: The bottom of each of these shelves is painted Peppercorn SW 7674. This prevents the bottom of the shelves from looking dirty over time.
3. Storage ideas for the laundry room: Mini sliding barn door
This mini barn door is the perfect way to hide the trash can and keep everything organized.
It slides over to hide the trash can.
When you need to use the trash can, you just slide it open.
We are also adding a small trash can with a lid here to keep everything we are adding to the composter.
4. Glass canisters
I have them over on the butler’s pantry side of the laundry room.
Here are a few of the items that I store in them:
- tea packets
- coffee filters
- hot chocolate packets
- popcorn packets (next to the microwave)
- granola bars
5. Laundry containers
Have you seen these vintage-looking laundry containers?
They are the CUTEST.
There are several different styles and they are going FAST, so get them while they are available.
6. Storage ideas for the laundry room: Laundry sorter
I found the perfect solution to get the laundry to the laundry room.
It’s on casters and it rolls and has three removable compartments for sorting darks, whites, and delicates. You can lift each of the compartments off the frame and dump the laundry right into the washer.
And it’s so pretty and functional.
The perfect combination.
I cannot thank you ENOUGH for all your help.
My laundry room is updated and organized thanks to each and every one of you. Your suggestions helped me make such a big change with just a can of paint.
Can I ask one more question?
Do you think I should
a.) paint the rest of it
b.) live with it for a little bit
c.) leave it just as it is
Inquiring laundry room minds want to know. 🙂
PS I just put together a laundry room board for us over on Pinterest.
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