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4 Ways to Maximize a Small Laundry Area

Keep the space clean and functional with these handy hints


If you think about it, the laundry area is one of the most overlooked areas at home. After all, as some of us may think, why would I bother to style this space when: it's concealed and I only use it once or twice a week. Much as we would like to keep the laundry area simple and as is, we should also exert an extra effort to keep it neat and functional. Since it's a place of activity, you need to prioritize space—so you can move around freely; and storage—for all your essentials, detergents, and the like.

Given that it's a busy area, according to interior designer Hannah Acab-Faustino, the reason why this area can be messy is because it lacks organizing and storage options. If you're having clutter problems in this part of the house, here are four tips that can help turn things around:

All photos from: Lil' Luna.

Go vertical

To keep the floor open, hang baskets or bins where you can keep detergents, hangers, and clothespins. You may also install wall cabinets or open shelves. Maintain order by decluttering these shelves regularly! Thrown out empty bottles and avoid filling it with unnecessary items.

Make use of every corner

A tiny space shouldn't equate to a cluttered home. Maximize every nook and cranny by thinking outside the box and opting for unexpected solutions! See that space between your washer and dryer? You can add a slim customized shelf there where you can keep detergent, soap, and other must-haves.

You can also hang rods and baskets at the back of a door as an extra storage option.

READ: 4 DIY Projects for the Laundry Area

Keep everything accessible

To make washing clothes more efficient, it's best to have the things you need within arm's reach! If there's an empty wall above your washing machine, consider installing an open shelf to accommodate your essentials. Just make sure that the shelves can handle the weight of bottles (avoid putting heavy items!)—you don't want these to fall and cause a big mess, right?

Keep it stylish

Some consider washing clothes or laundry day as therapeutic while most dread this chore. Be inspired to finish your task by keeping it chic and well-decorated! Consider hanging an inspiring wall art or using colorful baskets and non-slip mats. For a rustic touch, you may also opt for woven baskets.

READ: 5 Dreamy Laundry Areas

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