15 Small Laundry Room Storage Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

If you have a small laundry rooms that is cluttered and always lacking storage space, then this post is for you!

I'll show you organization tips and examples of homeowners below with small laundry rooms that have managed to create a gorgeous organized space.

Let's get started!

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1. Use Storage Bins

If you have open shelving, add a couple of storage bins to them.

It will help to hide and organize your laundries, cleaners, laundry room essentials and it keeps dust away.

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Or you might have bulky item in the laundry that can't seem to fit aesthetically. That's when storage bins are the perfect way to store and hide them.

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1 | Water Hyacinth Storage Baskets (2 Packs)

2 | Foldable Hyacinth Basket With Iron Wire Frame (4 Packs)

3 | Foldable Cationic Fabric Storage Baskets (3 Packs)

4 | Gold Cube Storage Bins (4 Packs)

5 | Foldable Fabric Basket Bins (4 Packs)


2. Have Multiple Laundry Baskets

Wonder how you can make your laundry routine easier and more efficient?

Instead of carrying one huge load of mixed clothes to the laundry room where they have to get sorted.

Use 2 or more labelled laundry baskets in your laundry room to quickly sort dirty clothes. 


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1 | Linen Laundry Hampers With Handles (2 Sets)

2 | Woven Cotton Rope Hamper With Handles 

3 | Collapsible Fabric Laundry Basket

4 | Collapsible Mesh Folder Hamper

5 | Tall Freestanding Laundry Hamper


3. Add Hanging Storage Solution

When you are running out of space in the laundry room, then the next place is to look at the walls.

Adding a wall mounted hook, hanging basket or zip line that retracts from wall to wall will help increase storage space instantly.

Here's an example of how to use hanging storage solutions in your laundry room.

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1 | Wall Mounted Rustic Shelf With Coat Hooks

2 | Door Hanging Laundry Hamper

3 | Farmhouse Wall Basket

4 | Folding Drying Rack & Closet Organizer

5 | Vintage 4 Hooks Rails


4. Get Creative With Tension Rods

Tension rods are amazing when it comes to decorating your laundry room while also adding functionality.

Simply wedge a tension rod between 2 cabinets (see photo below) or wall, depending on the layout of your laundry room.

To make your laundry room look more organized and uniform, using matching hangers that matches the theme.

Here's a perfect example of how to use tension rod and matching hangers

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1 | Black Tension Rod

2 | Nickel Tension Rod

3 | Non Slip Premium Wooden Hangers

4 | 40 Pack Coat Stainless Steel Hanger

5 | Premium Velvet Hangers


5. Create A Lost & Found Area

Sometimes we leave things around the laundry room because we don't know where to store them.

When that happens, clutter builds up

Therefore, you'll need to have a system in place for the potential clutter that will happen.

Below is an example of how you can create such a corner for lost socks, loose change and so on

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1 | Vintage Laundry Room Wall Art

2 | Laundry Room Signs Art

3 | Wall Mounted Hanging Knobs

4 | Wall Mounted Storage Basket

5 | Lost Sock Wall Memo Board


6. Use Rolling Carts

If you have a small laundry room that has no cabinets or shelves over the washer and dryer, you might consider adding one.

Otherwise, you can use a rolling cart to organize all your laundry essential in 1 place and push them around.

They are also perfect for big laundry room because you push laundry supplies around easily.

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The great thing about rolling cart is that you can roll them out of sight until you need them again, making your room look less cluttered.

1 | Metal Rolling Cart

2 | 3 Tier Rolling Cart With Mesh Baskets

3 | Heavy Duty 3 Bag Laundry Sorter

4 | 3 Tier Wood Utility Cart

5 | 3 Tier Rolling Utility Storage Cart


7. Use Clear Containers

If you don't want your laundry room to look like a supermarket shelf, then you need to get rid of the store bought laundry packaging.

Between pods, scent beads, laundry powder and liquid makes your laundry room look ugly and cluttered

Luckily the solution is simple, Invest in a couple of jars, dispensers, containers and use them to store your laundry solutions instead.

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1 | Apothecary Jars (3 Sets)

2 | Montana Jar With Brushed Metal Lid

3 | Glass Laundry Liquid Dispenser


8. Over The Washer Storage

If you already have cabinets over your washing machines, that's great! Another way to further increase storage space is to add a couple of floating shelves.

The these floating shelves makes the perfect place to store your towel, laundry liquids and maybe some decor if you have space.

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1 | Floating Rustic Wood Shelf (2 Sets)

2 | Rustic Wood Wall Shelves (3 Sets)

3 | Modern Rustic Wood Wall Shelves (2 Sets)

4 | White Floating Shelves

5 | Walnut Wood Floating Shelves (2 Sets)


9. Utilize Magnetic Shelves

One of the best and hassle free way to adding storage to your laundry room is to use magnetic shelves.

Shelves like these are great for storing the laundry soap, cleaning solution and toilet paper nearby.

This is perfect for tiny laundry rooms with limited space where adding cabinet or shelves is going to be difficult.

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1 | Mesh Magnetic Storage Baskets

2 | Small Magnetic Shelf 

3 | Magnetic Shelf for Magnetic Surfaces


10. Consider A Pegboard Setup

Depending on the layout and size of your laundry room, you might consider a pegboard style shelving unit

This is a great shelving setup for laundry essentials, mops, cleaning cloth, bulkier items and cleaning supplies.

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11. Mind The Gap

Between machines and dead space, use a magnetic shelf, self adhesive basket or hooks to store your laundry items such as brushes, rags and so on.

When possible, try to make space to add a slim rolling cart, you'll be able to store and hide your laundry items while still able to grab them easily when needed.

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Shop Slim Rolling Cart


12. Label Your Linen Shelf

Once you've folded your linen, sheets and towels all start to look the same...

We all understand the frustration of stretching out a sheet over the bed just to discover it’s a size too small.

Simple labels from a label machine or sticker label keep things organized, which is important when the sheet supply gets low.

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1 | Removable Write On Labels

2 | Automatic Label Machine

3 | Erasable Chalkboard Labels


13. Write Notes On Smooth Surfaces

This tip is simple yet genius!

If you’re asking household members to pitch in with laundry but worry that they’ll shrink your jeans or damage your delicate clothing by accidentally putting them in the dryer, dry erase markers will save your clothes

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14. Pedestal For Washing Machine

Here's an amazing all in one way to organize your laundry room!

The pedestal brings the washing machine to standing height so you don't have to bend over to grab whats inside.

Plus, the bottom shelves are perfect place to add your laundry basket and laundry supplies.

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15. After Organizing Add Decors

This is may not be entirely related to organizing your laundry room but, if you spend a considerable amount of time there it may be worthwhile to add some decor.

By creating a laundry room you enjoy to spend time in you will be willing to spend a little more time to keep it neat, tidy, and organized.

Have a look the photos below to be inspired by some of these beautiful laundry room decors.

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1 | Lint Holder Bin For Laundry Room

2 | Wash town Runner Rug

3 | Laundry Room Decor Canvas

4 | Hanging Broom And Mop Holder



Laundry room organization is important if you want to keep your laundry room clean and tidy all the time.

Once you have your laundry room organized, it is going to stay that way for years to come!

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Hello! My name is Nancy, i’m an organization expert and i love everything planning, cleaning, staying organized and enjoy gardening in my backyard!

Hello! My name is Nancy, i’m an organization expert and i love everything planning, cleaning, staying organized and enjoy gardening in my backyard!


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