You probably don’t enjoy doing laundry (does anyone really?) But even if it’s not your favorite task, your laundry room can still be a stylish and functional space – that you won’t mind spending time in. And today we’re sharing our tips for affordable ways to freshen it up.
Above all else, a laundry room needs to function for you and your needs. So whether you’re doing laundry in a compact space for one or a full room for family of 5, it’s important to have a space that works efficiently (and of course looks good too!) But how can you improve the efficiency of your laundry room without a full remodel or spending a load of money? Well, we’re about to tell you how.
Keep scrolling to see our 5 tips for giving your laundry room a fresh (and affordable) new feel – and shop all the products you’ll need.
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Showcase Your Supplies
While most laundry products don’t come in the most attractive packaging, you can make them look a lot more pleasing by placing them in simple and stylish containers. Start with the essentials – detergent, bleach, dryer sheets, stain removers – and use containers with easily removable lids with scoops or spouts for ease of use. Not only will these items be readily accessible on your counter or shelf, but they’ll also be a good-looking addition to your space.
Not sure what’s in that jar? Label containers with their contents to ensure you’re using the right product every time.
Invest In organization
An organized laundry room is a functional laundry room. Having everything in its proper place will help you stay on task- no matter how many loads of laundry you’re tossing in. Utilizing multi-purpose baskets, storage bins, and shelving, you can keep all your laundry needs, cleaning supplies, towels, or household products efficiently stashed away.
If you don’t have counter space, use a tray or storage box with a lid to corral all your laundry products in one spot. You can then store them in a drawer and easily pull everything out when needed.
MAKE THE MOST OF The Space You Have
If you’ve got a hallway, closet, or just a corner of your kitchen to function as a laundry room, you’ll want to take advantage by making the most of the space. For a stacked unit in a closet, maximize the area to the side by attaching magnetic shelves to hold detergent and cleaning supplies or add a narrow shelving unit. And when you can’t hide your laundry in a hallway – embrace it! Keep your supplies stored away and add a few decorative pieces to integrate the space into the rest of your home.
If you live in a rental with a tiny laundry area (and no space to store anything) try a slim rolling cart for supplies that can slide neatly next to the unit.
Leave Some Room FOR FOLDING & HangING
Let’s not forget the ever-so-important (and sometimes dreaded) task for folding and hanging. You can make things just a little easier on yourself by creating a designated countertop and hanging space right in the laundry room. For front loading models, use the space above the washer and dryer as a folding area (you can also create a wood counter above), and a wall-mounted hang bar will make air-drying a breeze.
You can create an easy hanging rack by placing a tension curtain rod in the space between a cabinet and a wall.
BRIGHTEN Things Up
While having a bright and cheery laundry space won’t make the task any easier, it can make you feel better! A coat of bright paint on the walls or cabinetry is an easy mood booster- and a way to make your space feel fresh. Go with shades of white, grey, or light blues for the optimal effect of cleanliness. You also add an easy peel and stick tile backsplash for additional color and texture.
Don’t want to commit to painting? Try bringing in cheery art, a few plants, or a fun temporary wallpaper to add brightness instead.