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Laundry Room Organization

Laundry1When I moved, I did gain some extra indoor space but the one thing I lost was garage space. As a result, I had to maximize my laundry room to accommodate for laundry needs, as well as the items that were traditionally kept in the garage.  Below is what I did to make this space work for me.

Step 1: Laundry Area

Taking Configurations closet systems, I arranged 3 shelves above my washer / dryer.  Using Slide & Stack baskets, I grouped my laundry items into a few categories. The Slide & Stacks are great because it allows me to only pull out the basket I need at the time, such as: 

  1. Handwashing (Woolite, etc.)
  2. Ironing supplies, spray starch
  3. Microfiber cloths for cleaning
  4. General cleaning supplies
  5. Stain removal, treatment
  6. Accessories, such as dryer sheets, wrinkle releaser, etc.
  7. Dryel & pads

Step 2: Stuff that was in the garage

I took Rubbermaid totes and placed them on Rubbermaid resin shelves to house a variety of garage items.  A few include:

  1. Drill / charger
  2. Common tools such as hammer, screwdrivers (a regular toolbox frustrated me because it took so much time to pull it out and find it in the general mass of random tools)
  3. Nuts / bolts / screws / nails
  4. Circular saw

All in all, while I miss the large amount of space I had in my garage, it has been a fairly good system to keep up with everything.  As always, if anyone has any ideas, send them my way!!

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7 Responses to Laundry Room Organization

  1. lauren February 10, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    I am not sure which shelving you would like – the one mounted to the wall or the one that is freestanding.
    If mounted, we sell these in kits called Homefree at Lowe’s. We also sell them on but they are called Configurations on our site.
    If you are looking for the freestanding shelving, unfortunately, since this post, the shelving is no longer carried at Lowe’s, so we stopped making the product. There may be other brands at Lowe’s. I am so sorry if this is the one you are looking for!

    • Zebulon June 7, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

      A small part from my plastic gaedrn shed blew into neighbors yard and they wont give it back,any ideas?My gaedrn shed is the Rubbermaid plastic type you can get at the home depot. I placed it on the edge of my lot (next to the fence) and the weather strip on the roof slipped onto my neighbors lot(I never secured it on that side cause of the fence and thought it would be fine).I went over and poleitly asked for it back and if I could perform repairs from their yard.They told me to fuck off!I guess I cant repair from their side(without their consent but they cant keep my roof strip can they???????????How do I get it back

  2. STACEY February 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm #


  3. STACEY February 9, 2011 at 10:14 pm #

    My mother in law has one,so i checked w/Home Depot,Menards and Lowes.No one has any idea what im talking about.Lowes here in Aurora,ILL does not have them.AnyoNE WHERE I CAN BUY ONE?

  4. ashlwy February 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    Actually Lowes has them

  5. lauren January 12, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    Hi Jan! I remember those. I am afraid to say that they have been discontinued….
    Thanks for your comment!

  6. Jan Albertson January 12, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    Whatever happened to the narrow shelf that used to fit between the washer & dryer to hold laundry detergent, fabric softener dryer sheets etc? I could really use one of those!

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