This may be a dorky blog, however, when anyone comes to visit me and Reggie (my dog) at the condo and when I give the tour, I show them the highly functional laundry closet as well as the rest of my place. Please note, I did not clean this closet prior to taking pictures because it always looks like this (everything has it’s place) unless, of course clothes are drying on the rack.
Learning how to organize and create a highly functional laundry closet takes imagination and lots of researching different tools. Small solutions I learned have big returns. Take for example, the small aluminum shelves on the right wall.
These shelves are large enough to hold bottles but still compact enough for the closet door to shut and it does not limit my ability to use the dryer. It took me a bit to find these shelves on www.wayfair.com but, they are totally worth it.
Also, note, I have two bins on top of the dryer where hangers are stored in one, and dirty dog towels and used rags are in the other (until it’s full for me to wash the towels/rags).
The left side of the washer/dryer unit is what makes the closet highly functional in my opinion.
As you can see, I have a 12 inch wide shelving unit that is 12 inches deep stacked on top of a same size drawer unit. Great use of space to be able to store less used items up high to utilize the vertical space. Also, the drawers work great as well for storing smaller items like the attachments and the charger for my little vacuum cleaner.
I purchased these shelving units from Target years ago, but, I am pretty sure there are similar solutions elsewhere if not still at Target.
The drying rack that is mounted on the wall has been a life safer. I found this rack at www.BallardDesigns.com. It’s profile when shut sticks out only 2 inches from the wall so it is easy for me to get to the shelving unit on the back wall. The rack is very sturdy, and works well for drying clothes on it. I have completely loaded the rack up and am able to shut the closet door so it’s out of sight. Way cool.
I hope this tour of my highly functional laundry closet as sparked some ideas for you to create your own highly functional closets 🙂