Apartment Living

13 Laundry Room Ideas for Small Spaces

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Small apartment? Tiny laundry room? Then you know that making use of every nook and cranny is CRUCIAL. Below, I’ve collected 13 laundry room ideas for small spaces. It’ll make laundry days so much easier!

1. Stackable washer and dryer

Having a stackable washer and dryer will make SUCH a huge difference because you can utilize that unused vertical space. This is almost the exact model of stackable washer/dryer that I use in my 400-square-foot cottage. It fits in a tiny laundry closet and works great. It’s frustrating to not be able to do huge loads, but it gets the job done, and I just have to do multiple smaller loads.

2. Combo washer/dryer

If you REALLY want to save space, get a combination washer/dryer. Popular in Europe, these combo machines take a LOT longer to do a full load of washing and drying (estimate about 5 hours if you want the clothes dried too). So just keep that in mind.

3. Portable washing machine

Yet another washing machine option is the portable washing machine. Unlike a regular one, this portable model does NOT need washer hookups. You simply hook it up to a sink or showerhead and use the water from that. It’s perfect for small apartments that don’t have hookups.

4. Compact, foldable drying rack

This wall-mounted foldable drying rack is a great way to utilize more of the wall space. Plus, you’ll save energy by hanging more clothes here to dry.

5. Shelving

By installing some shelving above the washer and dryer, you can use that wall space to store laundry detergent, stain removers, storage baskets, and more.

6. Rolling slim cart

I love this slim rolling cart because it can squeeze between wasted spaces—such as the one between your washer and dryer or between the machines and the wall.

7. Hanging ironing board

Save space by getting this over-the-door hanging ironing board. Simply fold the board down when you’re ready to iron some clothes. I’ve used one like this at a friend’s house before. Great space saver!

8. Storage baskets

If you need a place to put laundry detergent pods, dryer sheets, and other things, these sturdy storage baskets are a fantastic addition to your laundry room.

9. Under-the-sink storage

If you have a utility sink in your laundry room, optimize the space beneath it with this under-the-sink organizer.

10. Rolling laundry sorter with ironing board

This is such a clever all-in-one invention! Sort your clothes and iron them all in one place.

11. Magnetic lint bin

No longer find rolled-up lint balls all over your laundry room. This magnetic lint bin sticks to the side of your dryer and is the perfect place to put lint and trash.

12. Storage cabinet

If you’ve got room, consider adding a storage cabinet like this one. It’s a great place to store detergent, extra towels, and more.

13. Over washing machine storage rack

If you don’t want to make holes in your wall, this over-the-washing-machine storage rack is a genius option.