Many rooms serve a specific function, but the laundry room tends to stand alone in its practicality. It’s not a communal spot, and it’s probably not something you even see regularly, but when you are in the laundry room, disorganization can stop your productivity in its tracks. When it comes to the laundry room, having a place for everything is not just helpful: it’s essential. Unlike most renovations, creating order in this room doesn’t need to be expensive. Here are Handyman Matters’s favorite affordable solutions for the best, stress free, laundry experience.
- Surfaces – are essential. Sorting, folding, removing stains – how are you going to do it without a surface. This doesn’t need to mean installing expensive, granite countertops. You can re-purpose an old door, use scrap wood, or even purchase a butcher block.
- Shelves – forget cabinets. If you’re looking for an affordable storage solution for you laundry room, take a peak at some closet organization ideas. Shelves give you an easy spot to store detergents, laundry baskets, extra towels and hangers, and stain removers.
- Closets – Don’t have a place to store the laundry machines? You don’t need to build a room, a mere coat closet would work. Stacked dryers with a series of shelves can do just the trick in these hide away laundromats.
- Drying Racks – Whether it be a fold down shelf or an expandable rack, every laundry room needs a place to air dry delicates. Instead of choosing a standalone rolling rack, consider putting an expandable bar above your machines, or a fold down rack along the door.
While laundry rooms aren’t the epicenter of the home, having a flow to these areas can drastically improve your more tedious, day-to-day chores. For help installing new features into your laundry room, give Handyman Matters a call at 866-FIX-MY-HOME or head to our website for a free quote.