Most people don’t spend much time thinking about the laundry area in their home. The space is usually out of the way, meaning you likely only go there when you need to do your laundry chores. In many homes, the space is poorly organized and in desperate need of a DIY laundry room makeover. A disorderly laundry area turns the chore into more of a hassle than it needs to be.
If the area around your washer and dryer is a disorganized, cluttered mess, a laundry room makeover can make the space much more functional. Laundry room organization DIY projects can help take some of the stress out of your laundry chores.
Most DIY laundry room makeover tips are fairly simple. In many cases, the work can actually be done in a single day, and can be completed even quicker with the right tools.
The majority of these laundry room organization DIY projects can be done with some hand tools and a cordless drill/driver like the easy-to-maneuver 20V Cordless Drill & Driver. A successful laundry room makeover includes making the most of tight spaces and installing a folding station, shelves, and drying rack to help you get organized.
Get the Most Storage from Tight Spaces in Your Laundry Room
In many homes, the laundry area is hidden in a closet or in a small room that is out of the way. When it comes to a DIY small laundry room makeover, the key is to get the most from open wall space and the space on the back of the door.
Some small laundry room organization DIY ideas include hanging hooks on the wall behind the washer and dryer or putting a rod above the appliances for hanging clothes. You could consider using the space on the back of the door to place laundry room shelving and racks.
Another space-saving idea is to mount a fold out ironing table. You could choose one that is made for mounting on the door and fix it to the wall. Alternatively, you could build one into the wall with a cabinet that keeps it out of the way.
For this type of laundry room makeover idea, you just need the materials and a handy drill, like the 20V Switchdriver 2-in-1 Cordless Drill & Driver. If you choose to build it directly into the wall, you may need a power tool like the 20V Cordless Oscillating Multi-tool to cut out the sheetrock.
Add a DIY Folding Table to Your Laundry Room
A DIY laundry room folding table can be a great way to make the laundry process more efficient. This laundry room idea can also help you to keep things more organized. If you have the space, you could simply place a table away from the washer and dryer. If space is limited, consider building a DIY laundry room folding table that goes right over the washer and dryer.
You can find a variety of plans online for laundry room countertop DIY projects, most of which are fairly simple. Along with your cordless drill, you’ll just need a compact circular saw to cut the wood and an electric hand sander to smooth the surface. Consider using a multipurpose tool, like the 3.0 Amp Oscillating Tool With 9 Accessories, to handle a variety of tasks and avoid excess clutter in your tool shed.
Laundry Room Shelving
Shelving is an essential part of every laundry room makeover plan. You are going to need space for things like detergent and fabric softener, and there are several ideas you can use for inputting this type of laundry room storage.
For most homes, wire shelves can be a great for option laundry room storage. Beyond being easy to install, they’re also adaptable. You also have a variety of plans for working on a laundry room shelf DIY project. Floating shelves happen to be some of the most popular DIY options for laundry room shelving.
Install a Drying Rack
When it comes to delicate fabrics that cannot go in the dryer, you might want to consider some options for a DIY laundry room drying rack. Instead of trying to find places to hang these items, a DIY laundry room drying rack will provide a convenient place where these items can dry safely.
Hanging a closet rod is one obvious option for hanging clothes, but some laundry rooms might not have the space. Think about hanging a fold out drying rack on one of the walls or on the back of the door. With your power tools already on hand from the other parts of this laundry room makeover, you could even build a drying rack that hangs from the ceiling.
These are all good ways to get more use from the space you have. Additionally, these will leave the wall and door space open for other laundry room organization ideas.
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