When we moved in I almost felt guilty about having such a large laundry room. How could this space only be used for laundry?! I thought we had to turn it into a bedroom. Weellllll..turns out its really easy to fill up a whole room with laundry organization essentials. Now I couldn’t be happier or more thankful for all the space during this season of SO.MUCH.LAUNDRY. We probably average 10 full loads a week right now. My struggle has never been keeping up with washing but I fall very behind on getting them put away pretty much every week.
I spent quite a bit of time researching the best way to efficiently sort through and get the clothes put away. It seemed like most of the options were really expensive though. I knew for sure I wanted these few things:
- A folding table
- Hanging rack
- Shelves for easy access to detergent
- Removable laundry baskets
- Drying rack
My go to place is always Facebook Marketplace when I need anything for the house. I came across a handmade work table for 40 dollars and thought it would be perfect for a folding table! I absolutely love having a place to fold clothes – rather then on our bed, which I’ve always done in the past. After I fold I sort them by room, I put them in these removable canvas bags. I am not a laundry folder. Any other non folders out there?! It saves me sooo much time to just put it right in the drawers rather then folding every piece. The girls also help me now and they would most definitely ruin any folding that I did anyways, ha! I found this laundry sorter on Amazon and I love that it has a good size hanging rack AND that its on wheels!
The vintage utility cart was a 5 dollar garage sale find and I just added my own bag inside. I use it as a dirty laundry catch all and it has been really helpful for the random items of clothing that end up dirty downstairs.
These gorgeous rustic shelves are from Delirious By Design and they are incredible! I love that I have a place to easily grab my detergent from and I’m excited to find other ways to functionally incorporate them. They also have a hanging rack connected to them. The Delirious By Design team offer an impressive and beautiful selection of handmade shelves, tables, and more. I highly recommend checking them out here!
So far, this system and space has helped me dramatically with keeping up with laundry. I mean, I still get behind but how could I not when my 3 and 4 year old girls go through FIVE OUTFITS A DAY. All of you girl moms can fully understand I’m sure!
Feel free to ask me any questions. I’m so thankful to have this laundry room, maybe someday we can make it into a bedroom when the kids are grown but for now it is such a gift!