{organizing with style} 12 Ways to Organize the Laundry Room

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

My friend Melissa, from A Prudent Life, and I share a passion for creating stylish organizing solutions, and we recently started a hashtag challenge on Instagram where we are asking you to play along by tagging photos on a weekly organizing topic using #organizingwithstyle - and you don't have to be a blogger to participate! For week 2 of the challenge, we asked to see photos of how you use stylishly organize your laundry room, and today, we've rounded up some of our very favorites. 

Melissa and I are in NYC this week to attend an HGTV Magazine event {as well as a handful of other fun events that I'll be dishing on later}, but before we head out for another busy day in the city, I wanted to share these organized and pretty laundry rooms with you! 

Laundry Room Organization

I think I can safely say that none of us love to do laundry, but, by creating an organized and pretty laundry space, you can at least have a space that you enjoy being in to reduce the stress of this necessary chore. 

Our favorite photo from last week's #organizingwithstyle hashtag challenge came from Home Made by Carmona (@homemadebycarmona). Her laundry space is decorated in a calming gray and white palette, with a gorgeous gallery wall creating a focal point opposite the washer and dryer. The space is clearly pretty, but it's that way she has organized the inside of her cabinet door that really won us over! 

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Photo source: Home Made By Carmona on Instagram | Also find her at HomeMadeByCarmona.com
In my 10 Steps to Get Organized and Stay Organized, I talk about the importance of using every available space - and that's exactly what she has done here. The backs of doors provide valuable real estate space that is too often overlooked, but Home Made by Carmona has utilized this space to organize her laundry supplies, and shes managed to also make it quite beautiful!

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a large laundry room, but if you are, you'll want to take full advantage of that space to make it as functional as possible! We love the way that Atta Girl Says (@attagirlsays) has added built-ins in her laundry space, complete with hanging space for fresh out of the dryer clothes! And of course, it's made all the more beautiful by that gorgeous blue color, and the unique curved shape of the built-ins!

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Photo source: Atta Girl Says on Instagram | Also find her at AttaGirlSays.com

Do I really need to say more about this next photo other than "holy gorgeous laundry room"?! I think you could walk into this space from Pretty Practical Home (@prettypracticalhome) and not even notice the washer and dryer because you'd be so busy admiring that fabulous blue pattern! But this room isn't just a pretty face - it's also packed with stylish organizing that blends right in to the design. Check out that row of wicker laundry baskets below the counter top. Also take a peek in the mirror for a glimpse at the coordinating baskets on the shelf above the washer and dryer, as well as the rod for hanging clothes.

Laundry Room Organization
Photo source: Pretty Practical Home on Instagram | Also find her at prettypracticalhome.com
By stacking her washer and dryer, Smart Girls DIY (@SmartGirlsDIY) was able to gain a lot of extra storage space in her laundry room! You can't see them all in the photo, but over on the right she has three laundry baskets on shelves, she uses the cubbies above the washer and dryer for bulk items, and that vintage tool box is for socks that have lost their match.

Laundry Room Organization
Photo source: Smart Girls DIY on Instagram | Also find her at smartgirlsdiy.com
A Prudent Life (@aprudentlife) has no floor space in her laundry room for a trash can, so she used the wall space to hang this adorable lint bin! This project is definitely on my list of must have projects for my laundry closet.

Laundry Room Organization
Photo source: A Prudent Life on Instagram | Also find her at aprudentlife.com

My laundry room is actually just a closet - but we managed to pack in a lot of function in a small space. An inexpensive DIY countertop provides folding space, an set of stacking shelves customized to fit the space provide storage for small items like stain sticks, lint rollers, and extra buttons and thread, and a clothing rod allows us to hang up clothes straight out of the dryer.

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Photo source: Blue i Style on Instagram | Full laundry room post
Here's another laundry closet that really packs in the function! By installing the shelves along the side wall, she was about to really maximize her storage space, and it's pretty to boot!

Laundry Room Organization
Photo source: 2 Bees In A Pod on Instagram | Also find them at 2beesinapod.com
Since I don't have any closed cabinets in my laundry closet, my detergents and iron are on display all the time, but to make them look a little nicer and keep them neatly corralled, I placed them all inside a decorative hat box. I even lined the bottom of the box to protect it from drips and spills.
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Photo Source: Blue i Style on Instagram | Full laundry room post here

Addicted 2 DIY built this amazing pedestal to raise up her washer and dryer, providing space below for three baskets for presorting laundry.

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Photo source: Addicted 2 DIY on Instagram | Also find her online at addicted2diy.com

A Prudent Life created this adorable hanger on the wall of her laundry room. It's a great solution if you don't have enough room for a clothing rod in your laundry space.

Laundry room organization
Photo source: A Prudent Life on Instagram | Also find her at aprudentlife.com

I am totally jealous of Michelle's (@elleson513) shiny, pretty laundry countertop, which is actually a desktop purchased at IKEA! It blends in perfectly with her grey washer and dryer, and gives her laundry room a much more finished look. The baskets and canisters on top of the counter add both style and function.

Laundry Room Organization
Photo Source: elleson513 on Instagram
I love the combination of closet cabinets and open shelves above Oh Everything Handmade's (@oheverythinghandmade) washer and dryer! The counter top once again provides nice folding space, while preventing anything from falling behind the machines. And I love that she has a clock in her laundry room, because heaven knows it's easy to lose track of time when you're doing sorting laundry!

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Photo source: Oh Everything Handmade on Instagram | Also find her at oheverythinghandmade.com
The #organizingwithstyle hashtag challenge continues this week, and the theme is bathrooms. If you are on Instagram, be sure to play along by posting a bathroom photo and using our hashtag for a chance to be featured next week. You don't have to be a blogger to participate!


I can't wait to see your stylish and organized bathrooms!

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