While all of the rooms in your home should be designed for maximum efficiency, the laundry room is a spot where you truly need it. If you’re one of those people who enjoy doing laundry, having a functional place to do it will make the process that much more calming and pleasurable. If heading to the laundry room is something you do reluctantly, then an efficient space will make the process quicker and less painful.
Making your laundry area as functional as possible doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Start with these simple ideas below for upgrading your laundry room!
1) Use cabinets and shelving to stay organized.
The best way to optimize function in your laundry room is to make the supplies you need easily accessible. Cabinets and open shelving can help you do this, allowing you to keep your laundry supplies in order and at your fingertips.
For things you need constantly, such as detergent and dryer sheets, or that can be arranged attractively, place them on open shelving. Items that you don’t use as often, such as stain remover or a sewing kit, or that you’d rather hide, can be organized in the cabinets.
2) Set up a work surface for easy task completion.
Installing a work table in your laundry room will prove useful for many reasons. It’s a convenient place to sort and fold clothes, iron, flat dry, mend clothing, and apply stain treatments. Be sure to choose an easy-to-clean, water-resistant hard surface for your laundry work surface. A designated counter along the wall, or even on top of your washer and dryer, or a simple fold-out table will be ideal.
3) Have a place to hang clothing.
A hanging rack or hanging rod in your laundry room offers somewhere easy and convenient to hang clothes to dry. Keeping these items hung will also save you time on ironing and preserve the quality of your delicate items.
If you have cabinets or shelves mounted over your laundry machines or a utility sink, you can easily place a hanging bar underneath for a space-saving drip dry solution. If this is not a viable option, a folding drying rack will serve you just as well.
At Chicago Closets & Cabinetry, we understand that orderliness is essential to a great laundry room. That’s why we offer custom-designed laundry storage systems to help you stay organized. From closet organizers and shelving to cabinetry and more, we’ll outfit your laundry room with everything you need to work quickly and easily.
Contact us today to schedule your initial in-home consultation!