6 easy laundry room projects: to organize + gain more storage

Increase efficiency in your laundry room with these simple storage and organization projects. Learn how to install a folding table, add a soap dispenser, find space for a hanging rack, install an all-purpose wall cabinet and create storage space on a laundry tub.

PUT UP A CLOSET ROD AND SHELF

Save time on ironing and organizing! Now you can hang up your shirts and jackets as soon as they're out of the dryer-no more wrinkled shirts at the bottom of the basket. You'll also gain an out-of-the-way upper shelf to store all sorts of odds and ends.

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MOUNT A TOWEL BAR

Get those messy rags out of the sink and onto a towel bar so they can actually dry. Shop for an easy mounting towel bar that you can shorten if you like. We picked one up at the hardware store that had mounting holes right on the face of the mounting plate, and a removable bar.

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CREATE AN UNDER-SINK SHELF

Tired of moving all that stuff under the sink every time you mop the floor? Just buy a Melamine closet shelf from a home center and a few other parts, and you've got additional shelf space where there previously was none.

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HANG AN ALL-PURPOSE WALL CABINET

You can make that wall space above the washer and dryer into a valuable dust-free storage space by adding a utility wall cabinet. We chose a cabinet available at home centers that's prefinished inside and out, so it'll be easy to clean.

Note: Chances are, you'll have a dryer vent or some other obstruction right where you want your cabinet. To solve this problem, simply cut away the back and insert a duct as a liner to keep everything inside cool and clean.

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MAKE A FOLD-AWAY FOLDING TABLE

This 2 x 5-ft. table is a handy option for any laundry room. Located right across from the washer and dryer, it's the perfect place for sorting colors before washing and folding the clothes as soon as they're dry. We chose heavy-duty brackets that'll hold more than 100 lbs. and neatly fold the top down (preventing future clutter). You can get the countertop at a home center, or maybe you can salvage one from a friend who's getting new countertops.

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CLEAN UP WITH A SOAP DISPENSER

Get rid of that gross bar of soap that sits on the backsplash of your sink! Buy a soap dispenser at a home center and mount it to your acrylic tub. Tip: A spot remover would be handy for prewash scrubbing.

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Text and photography by the DIY Experts at The Family Handyman Magazine

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