For many of us, laundry is a dreaded chore. For those of us living in tiny homes, it's even worse! Laundry machines are big and bulky, and they take up a lot of valuable space that could be put to use in a million different ways if it weren't for the necessity of washing our clothing.
Nonetheless, there is a bright side. If you organize it right, you'll be able to do your laundry in the comfort of your own home without resenting the space it takes up. Whether you have a dedicated laundry room, a tiny laundry closet, or even just a laundry corner, these amazing pieces of furniture will help you make the most of your space.
1. Wall-mounted ironing center
If you're a person who likes to iron your clothing, you need something like this. A wall-mounted ironing center can hold all your ironing essentials and more, and it folds up into an inconspicuous mirror that could go in almost any room of the house! This one from Southern Enterprises can be ordered through Amazon.
2. Pull-out laundry table
This genius shelf makes loading and unloading your laundry so easy, and if your washer and dryer are stacked on top of each other, it takes up zero extra space. You can buy it from Asko.
3. Laundry pedestal
You don't need to be constantly tripping over laundry baskets when you can just build a space for them under your laundry machines and be done with it. This handy pedestal keeps your laundry baskets out of the way, and makes it easy to keep everything organized! Learn how to make it from Sweet Pickins.
4. A fold-up drying rack
These laundry racks are perfect for drying your delicates, and this one even gives you some handy hooks to hang your bag or jacket. You can learn how to make it from Centsational Girl, or buy something similar (but without the knobs) from Ballard Designs.
5. Stacked hanging laundry baskets
If you hate having to look at your dirty laundry, find some extra cupboard space and build this clever hanging laundry basket holder. The height of it is only limited by the cupboard you install it in, so it's a great way to make use of vertical space! Sarah James of Whoorl will show you how to make it here.
6. An ironing board that folds away into a drawer
Far less bulky than a traditional ironing board, this one folds neatly away when you're not using it. You can install it in any cabinet in your home, and it saves a ton of space. You can purchase it from Lee Valley.
7. DIY fold-away clothesline
If you need a way to dry your laundry inside but don't feel like investing in a more permanent solution, try this DIY retractable clothesline. It's incredibly easy and inexpensive to make, and you can learn how over at Lady Goats!