I don’t know about you, but I hate doing laundry. It seems like every single aspect of doing laundry is just annoying and mundane. To me, there’s nothing fun about washing clothes, then folding them and ironing them. I would so much rather do something else with my time. If I do have to do laundry, I like to utilize every single hack I can so that it’s easier, prettier, and more organized. After doing lots of research for ways to make doing laundry easier and nicer, I have found 10 of the best. These tips are smart ways to improve the functionality of your laundry space as well as make it quicker so you have more of your precious time to yourself.
1. Hanging Lint Basket
You know all that lint you take out of the dryer every time you do a load of laundry? If your laundry space doesn’t have room for a trash can on the floor, you can hang one on the wall. Now you’ll have a pretty little place to put it. Make this adorable hanging lint basket and hang it on the wall right next to the dryer. This way it will be easier for you to get rid of the lint and free up some of your precious floor space. You can easily dump it out in the trash when it gets full.
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2. Lazy Susan Product Holder
If you don’t have shelves or cabinets in your laundry area and don’t have the budget or resources to build them, buy yourself a lazy Susan to hold all your laundry products. There’s nothing worse than cluttered bottles all over the washing machine that get knocked over when you’re reaching for something in the back. The lazy Susan eliminates that problem and lets you easily access all your laundry products without any hassle. It also looks much more organized when all the products are on some sort of tray instead of just sitting spread out all over the machine.
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3. Magnetic Iron Board
I have a confession. I hate ironing boards. They’re bulky, loud, and hard to store. Instead of keeping a large ironing board in your small laundry space, make yourself this amazing folding, magnetic ironing board. It folds up for easy storage when not in use and stays put on top of the machine so it won’t move around while you’re trying to iron your clothes.
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