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Looking for a convenient landing place for laundry essentials? This Real Simple Space-Saving Shelf, from Bed Bath & Beyond, fits over most washers and dryers (even top loading models) to provide convenient storage for detergents, fabric softeners, stain removers, and more.


10 Easy Laundry Room Storage Solutions

The laundry need not be a mere workroom. Add style, convenience, and organization with these easy laundry room storage solutions.

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  1. Space-Saver

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    Looking for a convenient landing place for laundry essentials? This Real Simple Space-Saving Shelf, from Bed Bath & Beyond, fits over most washers and dryers (even top loading models) to provide convenient storage for detergents, fabric softeners, stain removers, and more.

    Bed, Bath & Beyond

  2. Laundry Basket

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    Laundry is all about containment, and this collapsable Fyllen laundry basket from IKEA is a perfect solution. Made from 100% nylon with cross-coil spring construction, the basket folds flat when not in use. Best of all, its lightweight, airy construction helps keep moisture or damp issues in check.

    IKEA

  3. Laundry Sorter

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    Colors, whites, and darks? Or dirty, dirtier, and really dirty? Whatever criteria you use for separating laundry, this Target Laundry Sorter will make it easier. Featuring three sturdy canvas bags housed in a steel frame with rolling casters, this handy unit comes with a one-year warranty.

    Target

  4. Drop Down Ironing Board

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    The Hide-Away Supreme Series Ironing Center, available at Home Depot stores, serves up function and style. Designed to be recessed into the wall, the oak-like cabinet houses a drop-down ironing board and storage shelf, all conveniently concealed behind a traditional raised-panel door front. The unit can be stained or painted.

    Home Depot

  5. Wall Storage

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    Maximize wall space with The Container Store's elfa shelving and drawer components. These birch shelves not only add a sleek, modern look to the laundry, but provide abundant loose and contained storage options. Consider additional features like hanging rods and rolling carts to cover all of your laundry-room bases.

    The Container Store

  6. Clothes Hamper

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    Made from woven natural seagrass, this Pottery Barn Havana Divided Hamper features two spacious compartments with removable canvas liners to keep laundry sorted. It features cut-out side handles to make carrying easy.

    Pottery Barn

  7. Laundry Cart

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    If you've always admired the old-fashioned laundry carts used in hotels and professional laundries, you can now have one of your own. This industrial-sized beauty, from Restoration Hardware, is made in the U.S.A. using rugged steel and heavy-duty canvas. A wood-reinforced base, smooth-rolling casters, and rubber-wrapped frame are just a few of the details that make this version unique.

    Restoration Hardware

  8. Garment Rack

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    With a rod for hanging shirts, skirts, and slacks, and a bottom shelf for additional storage, this Metro Shelving Garment Rack from Williams Sonoma is a handy addition to any laundry room. Made from rugged chrome-plated steel, it comes in stationary and moveable models.

    Williams Sonoma

  9. Drying Rack

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    This wall-mounted drying rack from Ballard Designs is crafted in solid pine, backed with beadboard, and finished in a water-resistant paint for durability and beauty. When put into service, the drop-down rack—supported with heavy straps—can hold up to 15 shirts or blouses. Delicates and hand-laundered items never had it so good; neither have you.

    Ballard Designs
  10. Clothes on the Line

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    If you're looking to make your laundry chores more pleasurable—and reduce your home's energy consumption—why not step outside? There is nothing more refreshing than clothes air-dried naturally outdoors. A laundry line and a pack of clothespins will set you back about $10. Definitely something to consider whenever weather permits.

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