Ironing boards can be unwieldy space-suckers in a laundry room. Forget the folding versions, and craft a tabletop option instead. Grab a spare piece of plywood or that particleboard
shelf you have lying around, remove any hardware, staple an old towel to the back, and then wrap a piece of fabric around the concoction. Keep it on the counter for an extra pop of pattern, or stash it in a spare closet or corner when it's not in use.