Your laundry room can be so much more than a small space that holds the washer and dryer, and it should be! Here are six things you can add to your Philadelphia or South Jersey home to create a more organized utility room.
- Shoe Cubbies
Almost nothing is worse than discarded shoes with mud all over the house. On particularly messy or rainy days, cubbies can help keep everyone’s shoes in order. A mudroom is a great place for shoe cubbies or a shoe rail as it’s generally by the door. Cubbies can help you save precious time when cleaning and get everyone out the door on time.
- Coat Hangers
Much like the shoes, every home should have a place to store guests’ coats and scarves. If there isn’t room available in a hallway closet, or if you want to separate your guest’s outerwear from your own, then this is the perfect place and solution. Backpacks are also easy to hang from a hanger if you are not able to find a place for some hooks.
- A Bench
Bending over and hopping to put on shoes in the morning can get annoying. The kitchen or dining room chairs can be too high to sit on and the couch may be too low. A small bench in your mudroom is a great solution. Plus, it will encourage family and guests to use your shoe storage. To maximize your storage, find one where you can store things on the inside.
- Laundry Sorter
No matter if you’re a family of two or ten, laundry tends to be a task that ends up being tedious and exhausting. A laundry sorter that has three sections for lights, darks, and delicates will save you a lot of time and energy. Laundry may never be fun, but this will make it more efficient.
- Clothes Line or Drying Rack
Many items cannot, or should not, be placed in the dryer. Many homes are built with clothes drying lines or poles near the washer, but if your home has neither, it’s time to invest. To avoid putting any holes in the wall, consider a drying rack instead. A drying rack can also save you time spent ironing. Try a pull-down rack to keep clothes off the floor.
- Storage Cabinets
Utility or laundry rooms are normally the smallest rooms in a home. It might seem impossible to fit everything you need or want in this room, and that’s why storage is so necessary. Well-placed storage cabinets and shelves will make a world of difference and free up a lot of floor space!
If you find yourself in need of better storage options, then Closet & Storage Concepts, serving Philadelphia and South Jersey, is here to help! We offer custom design and storage systems so you get storage solutions that are just right for your home. Contact us today for your free in-home consultation.