Instant updates for a Laundry Room

No Stitch in Time

Hang Up a No-Sew Shade

Sidestep both harsh sunlight and time-consuming tailoring with this no-sew window dressing. Mount a curtain rod, hang a curtain panel on the rod, roll the fabric to the desired length, then tie some rope around the rod and knot it attractively below the rolled fabric. Adjust light levels by further rolling or unrolling the curtain and retying the rope

  1. Basket Case Solved

    Build Stackable Laundry Basket Storage

    Unruly laundry baskets take up too much space, cluttering your floor as well as your mind. Clear both by repurposing your baskets into drawers for this deconstructed dresser. By attaching metal angles to two rectangular plywood frames, you can create two dressers—one for sullied garments and one for clean!

  1. Trash Talk

    Wall-Mount a Lint Bin

    If your laundry room is overflowing with more dust than you can handle, swap your on-the-floor rubbish receptacle for a closed-top box that’s been spray-painted and stenciled, then secured to the wall at eye level. Make sure it's close to the dryer, so the lint trap will be well within reach for easy cleaning at a moment’s notice.

  1. Back on Track

    Consider Track Shelving

    If your laundry room shelves subtract wall space without adding sufficient functional storage, replace them with a customizable closet system. Featuring adjustable track shelves, this handy solution can be topped with wood for added stability and can store everything from hangers to cleaners

  1. Over-the-Counter Cure

    Create More Counter Space

    By working smarter—not harder—you can create a makeshift yet sophisticated workstation even in a petite laundry room. With just a humble sheet of melamine or scrap wood, you can transform the top of your washing machine or dryer into a stylish, smooth surface for folding and sorting clothes.

  1. Laundry Guard

    Haus Maus Laundry Guard

    The beauty of front-loading washers and dryers is that they are as space-smart as they are energy-efficient. Homeowners can stack them in a closet or set them side-by-side and reclaim the space atop the appliances as if it were a countertop! When you opt for the latter laundry room design, though, you need to take care that you don't lose clean laundry to the dust behind the machines while you sort socks and fold towels. Enter the Haus Maus Laundry Guard: Held in place along the edges of your adjacent machines by rare earth magnets, the 8"-tall plastic screen completely contains whatever you dump on top. When you one day decide to stack them, you can fold the modular design into a smaller configuration to fit atop the set—great for storing surplus bottles without worrying about one falling off any of the sides and out of reach.