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Laundry with cabinets, basket pull outs and decorative items.

Overview

The laundry isn’t exactly the centrepiece of any home, but this doesn’t mean it shouldn’t receive the same care and attention as any other space. One area in which it can really shine is storage – from hanging dog leads and cleaning equipment, to storing dirty clothes before they are washed, a fantastic laundry has plenty of storage options for all types of household items.

If your existing space is lacking on storage space, all is not lost – there are multiple ways to introduce new options without having to do anything too dramatic. We’ve broken down six fantastic ways to add extra storage to your laundry, elevating it from cluttered to contained. Some will take a matter of minutes, some a couple of hours, but all six solutions are incredibly simple and will make a big difference to your space.

Steps

13M hooks

Stick-on hooks are a great way to introduce additional storage solutions behind cabinetry doors, keeping things hidden but organised. Place a couple along the top of the inside of the door, leave to stick and then hang anything you’d like – dog leads or dustpans are just two options. Use the same hooks behind a taller door and you’ll be able to hang brooms or mops, getting them out of the way and reducing your clutter instantly.

Hooks on back of door with items hanging.

2Make use of pull-out cabinetry

Do you have a laundry full of disorganised cabinetry and drawers? Make one of them work for you by transforming it into a drying rack. Find out how with our easy-to-follow step-by-step guide.

Cabinet with drying rack for clothes.

3Label your boxes

Everything in a well-thought-out laundry should be easy to find. The simplest way to do this is with labels and boxes. Plastic tubs are a great storage option – they keep everything contained, are easily stackable and make it easy to see what’s inside.

For example, if there are keen cyclists in your house, place all the bike gear in a tub and label appropriately. This can then be stacked in a cupboard or shelf instead of being left loose, keeping the space tidy and clean. This can be repeated with football or cricket uniforms, pet toys, cleaning equipment … anything that needs putting away!

Containers with labels on them.

4Decant into display containers

Simple containers are a great way to create a tidy and uniform space in your laundry, especially if you have open shelving. Decant your washing powder or pegs into these containers before adding a label and popping them away. This will also remove the issue of too-large washing powder boxes or loose pegs!

Jars with labels on them.

5Hooks

Wall hooks are a stress-free way to add even more storage to your laundry, making use of otherwise empty space. Add these to an empty wall to hang raincoats, hand towels, reusable shopping bags or anything else you need to access easily. If you’re renting, these hooks can be more of the 3M variety so you don’t have to drill into the wall.

Door with hooks on the back.

6Pull-out laundry baskets

Never look at a pile of dirty laundry again with pull-out laundry baskets. Hiding away behind a cabinetry front, this storage solution is a fantastic way to make sorting dirty clothes easy – one side for whites and one for darks. It also means that clothes are hidden away until you need to wash – no more eyesores!

Cabinet with pull out drawers.

7Sort your laundry storage

Ready to improve the storage solutions in your laundry? Explore our range of hooks, pull-out bins and baskets for your next project.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

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