We have always mourned the lack of respect the hardworking laundry gets despite being one of the most used areas of the house. Often allocated little space, it’s as if it was a last minute thought. Most people will agree that a well appointed laundry is a pleasure to work in. Accessible cabinetry boosts the function up to utility room status where everything from light bulbs to hand tools can be squirreled away.
Look up, look down, look all around for unused space….
…behind a door where we found space for storing hangers used for hang-drying. This could easily be mop and broom holders also. Adjust your door stop so the hooks don’t hit the back of the door.
…or like this drying rack that drops from the ceiling.
It’s hard to visualize where everything should go so utilize some professional expertise so you don’t waste any space. Our friends at Ironaway did a pretty good job with this project. Having the ironing board tuck away easily makes life so much easier. Good lighting makes up for the lack of a window. This project incorporates craft space which makes total sense.
A pullout table can be hidden in drawer space, at your finger tips when you need it not only for your machine but also wrapping gifts or laying out a project.
Divide at least one drawer for sewing supplies. Easily replace a missing button or tack a pesky loose hem which always seem to come loose in the dryer.
At the very least, arm yourself with a simple sewing kit
Small gadgets like the Neatfold can really add to your efficiency. This easy to install tool acts like a second pair of hands for folding sheets.
Don’t forget necessary functions like sorting…
….and flat drying
…and perhaps a spot for hanging, even if you don’t have the space for a rod.
Lastly, you can consider this compact, do everything, laundry center.
So now you can see how your laundry, small or large, can really add value to your life. Go forth and make it as powerful as your high efficiency washing machine!