31 Days of Organizing Tips: Day 14 (Laundry)

Welcome to Day Fourteen of the 31 Days of Organizing Tips series! Throughout this series I’m sharing organizing tips to help you on your journey from overwhelmed to organized. 

Today’s tips are to help you organize your laundry room. Whether you have an actual room, a closet, part of a hallway, or just a corner of your basement, there are a few things you can do to help keep your laundry area organized.

No one really enjoys doing laundry (if you do, then please share your secret!). It’s one of those tasks that is never really done, so it can feel overwhelming sometimes. But keeping your laundry room organized can save you time. And doing a few things to make your space look nice may keep you from letting messy piles of laundry build up or least make you smile a little when you’re tackling them 🙂

Here are a few of my favourite laundry rooms I’ve seen online and some tips you can incorporate into your laundry area:

1. If you have a hard time remembering to keeping clothing items out of the dryer, here’s a handy little tip for using a dry erase marker so you don’t forget! If you don’t want to write directly on your washer/dryer, you could add a small dry erase board nearby.

Washing machine with dry erase marker.

Washer Trick

2.  Drying racks are great for all your clothing that can’t be dried in the dryer. But if you don’t have space for a drying rack, you can create hanging space using a ladder. Here’s a DIY tutorial. I love it!

Ladder Laundry Rack

3.  If you use your laundry room for more than just laundry (e.g. storage of utility items like cleaning supplies, batteries, lightbulbs, etc. then use baskets with labels to group like items together. Leanne at Organize and Decorate Everything has made great use of the vertical height in her laundry closet! Click the link to also see some of the touches she added to make her laundry space pretty. I love how she used clothes pins to attach her labels to the baskets!

Laundry closet with labeled baskets.

Laundry Room Organizing

4. Also from Leanne in her laundry room in a different home, she made a cute basket for socks. She just pops any socks from the dryer into this basket and her kids match them up.

Laundry room organizing tips

5.  And last, by not least, think about whether doing a load a day or having a laundry day works better for you. There are pros and cons of each. In this post Becky from Organizing Made Fun shares why she likes a laundry day. I love that she has a “normal” laundry room, and she received a lot of comments to that effect, so clearly there are a lot of us out there who do not have dream laundry rooms.

Laundry room with appliances and baskets.

Laundry Day with OMF

If you’re looking for a DIY laundry detergent, this is what I use.  

Please remember to pin from the original source for all these fantastic pictures!  

For Day Fourteen, organize your laundry area.  If that feels overwhelming, start by organizing how and when you do laundry and then think about one idea from this post that you could implement that would make your laundry system better.  Put that tip into action and then come back another time to add another.  One step at a time!

How do you organize your laundry room?  What’s the best organizing tip you’ve implemented?

If you need help decluttering or organizing, contact me for in-person organizing services in the Mississauga area, or virtual organizing services anywhere else.

Happy organizing!