Solutions for Small Laundry Rooms
Before we talk about small laundry room organizers, let's go over an old adage...
"A man may work from sun to sun, but a woman's work is never done."
I am sure that we all have had the privilege of hearing this quote at one time or another.
Modern society sees the male taking on more responsibility in the home due to both parties working full time. Armed with a few basic rules anyone can accomplish the task of laundry.
If you live in a small apartment or home, consider yourself fortunate if you have a space that can be designated as the laundry room. Surprisingly, it doesn't have to be overly large and all of the laundry amenities can be placed in what was once a nice sized pantry.
Washers and DryersWashers and dryers are the largest small laundry room space mongers, but even they have been put in their place. These two items that once commanded a large amount of space has been downsized for the smaller room.
In fact, if having a full room is not to be realized, these units can be hidden away behind the doors of a closet. If the closet is too narrow, purchase a set of stackable units and they will slip into almost any neglected space.
Having a door will prove to be the answer to the storage problem. Bins on a rod that slips over the top of the door can hold any item you may need for accomplishing the task of doing laundry. Soaps, bleach, stain removers, and fabric softener all have a home with space left over.
This quickly puts an end to running all over collecting the items you need only to have to put them away again when the chore is finished.
Drying RacksNot all items can go into the dryer. Fabrics such as nylon can be ruined in a short time from a dryer's heat. For these and other like items a drying rack is a must for small laundry rooms. You will find them in all shapes and sizes so locating the one you want shouldn't be a problem.
They can stand alone or be attached to the wall and pulled out only when they are to be put in use.
Because everything is kept behind closed doors, these items can be left to air dry and no one needs to know that you are in the middle of cleaning clothes.
A good number of items leave the dryer without needing to be touched up with an iron. Secure a clothes rod to the wall or door and you have instant access to hang clothes that don't need any further attention.
HampersYour small laundry room should also have a spot to place the dirty laundry. Laundry hampers provide that solution. Collapsible hampers made of mesh and covered wire or plastic, will expand as they are used and be able to slip into any narrow spot when they are not needed.
Another option that will keep your laundry sorted is to place drawstring cloth bags on wall pegs and mark each of them according to their contents. You will have a designated spot for every load of laundry that you do.
Whites, lights, and colors can be thrown into the washing machine bag and all to keep it smelling fresh for the next batch of dirty clothing.
If you have any problem setting up laundry facilities in your small home, an answer will be forthcoming for all of your laundry needs.
Stay ahead of the task by keeping all aspects of the chore in one place and ready to be finished. Don't allow your personal time to be 'hampered' by this necessary chore.
Ironing BoardsLet's face it, permanent press or not, there are some items that do not look their best unless they are touched up with an iron. This is not a job that most enjoy and if you are living in a small space, the chore is even worse.
Today's big and bulky models are great for those that may have a basket full of clothing to press, but for the rest of us, it is simply too much.
Don't despair, small ironing boards work wonders in a small laundry room or anywhere else throughout the home. You can use a table top model with folding legs that can be slid away out of sight when not in use.
Better yet, what about the board that is mounted directly onto the wall? fold it down when it's not in use and save a world of space.
At one time considered outdated, this style is becoming a modern essential in many smaller homes, apartments, and condos. Dragging out a large and bulky ironing board just may become a thing of the past.
Garment RacksHave you ever wondered what to do with all those articles of clothing that are freshly dried? So many of today's new fabrics are permanent press and need no ironing at all or just a quick touch up.
That is if you can get them on a hanger quickly enough. Small garment racks are the solution to your problem. They provide instant storage for those items that need to be suspended from hangers.
There are a number of models to choose from a small over the door model to one on wheels. Regardless of the one you choose, you will find countless uses for it especially in the small home that is begging for closet space.
If your bedroom is lacking on space, simply leave the hanger in your small laundry room and make use of it from there. Some are even covered to allow for lengthy storage that keeps dust off of your belongings. If you have the problem, we have the solution in every finish and style you may be looking for.