6 Laundry Tricks to Make the Task So Much Easier
Replace broken plastic bins or heavy hampers with this sturdy, mobile version. This project uses hardware store finds—wood rounds, welded wire, a staple gun, and a cloth bag—to make quick and easy work of toting laundry from room to room.
Photo and idea from The Picket Fence Projects. See the full tutorial here.
Missing Sock Saver
This adorable print is both pretty and functional. Simply print out the free artwork, frame it, and use a hot glue gun to secure clothespins to the bottom. When socks emerge without their pair, hang the single from a clothespin until its match resurfaces from the depths of your washer.
Photo and idea from The Resplendent. Print the artwork here.
Glass Storage for Detergent
Swap out those clunky and unattractive plastic bottles of detergent for a glass dispenser that works just as well, but looks great on the shelf. Simply label the vessel—drink dispensers are ideal for liquid and apothecary jars work well for powders or pods—with chalkboard labels or paint pens. Leave a small cup next to the detergent to measure out the proper amount for each wash.
Photo and idea from Teal and Lime. See the full tutorial here.
If you live in an apartment or condo, chances are your laundry room is more of a laundry closet with stacked machines and little space left to store detergent, dryer sheets, and other supplies. A few strategically placed wall-mounted hooks and wire or plastic baskets help save time by placing all the essentials within arm’s reach.
Photo and idea from Waffling Design. See the full tutorial here.
Bookshelf Turned Ironing Station
If your ironing board falls out of the closet every time you open the door or is crammed between the wall and your machine, add this clever DIY to your to-do list. An inexpensive shelving unit can be easily transformed into an ironing board with a piece of wood, bunting, and heat-safe fabric. Bonus: The functional shelves provide additional storage space for an iron, spray bottle, and more.
Photo and idea from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop. See the full tutorial here.
Hanging Laundry Bags
This clever project is easy to execute and solves two problems: sorting laundry and conserving floor space in a small laundry room. Simply hang canvas bags from sturdy wall hooks. Label each one “lights, darks, and delicates” or, if you prefer, designate one bag to every family member.
Photo and idea from The Pin Junkie. See the full tutorial here.