By Mary | Senior Staff Writer Jul 20, 2019 @ 7:00 AM MDT Share this: More Laundry Room 6 Comments HGTV-worthy! Impressive! Like it! Nothing Special Blah... 0.0 / 0 ratings Hiplist
The laundry room is one area in the house that can become messy and cluttered in a matter of minutes. If your house is like mine, I just ask my teens to “clean their room” and suddenly that space goes from neat and tidy to a tornado zone.🌪 😂 If you can relate, check out these 10 clever products that’ll help organize your laundry room!
Top 10 clever laundry room products:
1. Guard your laundry.
Wonder where that favorite shirt of yours disappeared to? Keep items from falling behind your front-load washer or dryer with this Haus Maus Laundry Guard. The Laundry Guard attaches to the top surface of washers and dryers with integrated magnets. By transforming the top into an enclosed work surface, it is more cost effective and convenient than installing a custom countertop. Genius!
Don’t have a front-loader? IKEA’s Algot Upright Shelving System is a great way to prevent clothes from falling behind your appliances – and it gives you a lot of storage space, too! To close the gap between your washer and dryer, you can use this Sock Catcher or one of these Gap Filler gadgets.
Hip Tip – Shopping for new appliances? Check out our laundry debate post on front load versus top load washers and dryers, and which one we love more!
2. Organize your cleaning tools.
Get your mop, broom, dustpan, duster, fly swatter or other cleaning items off the floor with this handy Mop and Broom Holder, which can easily hold up to 11 items! Hang it on the wall in your laundry room or garage to keep your cleaning items neatly organized.
Hip Tip – For a more affordable option, consider picking up an Over the Door Hanger at Dollar Tree for just $1 and then hanging your cleaning items behind a closed door.
3. Hide the bulky ironing board.
Need somewhere to store your ironing board and iron? This Over-the-Door Ironing Board Holder with Storage Basket gets those items off the floor and can easily be concealed by shutting the door. You can also mount two coat hooks on the back of the door or wall and use it to hold your ironing board.
4. Stop the messy drips.
Tired of having detergent or fabric softener leak out after dispensing from your economy-sized bottles? Or can’t lift those heavy bottles off of high shelves? Use this Tidy Cup Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softener Gadget 2-pack to catch the detergent and fabric softener drips before they make a mess!
Buy it on Amazon | $15.99 for 2-pack
5. Get a magnetic lint can.
Looking for a convenient place to throw away the dryer lint, wrappers, receipts, shredded tissues or other goodies that show up in your dryer’s lint trap after a cycle? Consider getting this adorable Magnetic Lint Holder Bin that can easily stick to the side of your washer or dryer without taking up any floor space. You can also hang it on the wall using its built-in keyhole hanger if you prefer.
6. Make sorting clothes a breeze.
If you have space in your laundry room, consider investing in a laundry sorter cart to always keep your clothes easily sorted (there are lots of options available, including carts with an ironing table, hanging bar, etc). You can roll the cart around whenever you need it (and even around the house).
7. Say goodbye to missing socks.
Tired of the washing machine or dryer eating your kiddos socks? 😉 Place all socks in mesh laundry bags to wash/keep them clean and together! These bags are also perfect for protecting delicate clothes, lingerie, sweaters, knits, bras, underwear, activewear, and baby clothes during a wash.
Buy them on Amazon | Starting at $4.99
8. Air-dry with ease.
If you’re looking for an easy way to air-dry your bras, hosiery, cloth diapers, or other delicates, this highly-rated Clip and Drip Hanger (or a similar one from IKEA) will do the trick! Just hang it on your laundry room clothing bar, shower curtain rod, clothesline, or garment rack to hold up to 16 items easily.
9. Organize the little stuff.
Dollar Tree sells all sorts of bins and baskets for just $1 each that are handy for organizing laundry supplies or miscellaneous items in cabinets and drawers).
If you have a wire-type laundry shelf, you can easily add more storage by hanging Dollar Tree baskets by their handles using these metal shower rings (like this Instagram user did here). Easy and affordable!
Hip Tip – For more ways to organize your home using Dollar Tree supplies, check out this post!
10. Add storage in tight spaces.
If you have space between your washer and dryer and need more storage space to hold detergent, fabric softener, stain removers, and cleaning supplies, this Slide Out Storage Tower works great! It fits in tight spaces and smoothly rolls out from in-between cabinets or shelves.
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Wool Dryer Balls Non-Slip Ultra Slim Velvet Hangers Persil Laundry Detergent
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Mary is a senior copywriter with 9+ years' experience writing money-saving tips, house hacks, & home deals. She enjoys HGTV & Hobby Lobby. Connect with Mary on LinkedIn