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Organize a laundry area May 13, 2005 4:23 PM

I'm going to post some products that may help to organize a laundry area.  You can click on image to buy.

laundry sorter  laundry sorter 

laundry sorter  laundry sorter

These are just a few ideas (available at Stacks and Stacks).  I'll check on more and add them.

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 May 13, 2005 4:51 PM

My washer and dryer are in a closet-sized area. I hate it

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We got the first item. May 13, 2005 7:44 PM

We bought it a couple of weeks ago at Lowe's (for a lot less, by the way), and I love it. I had owned a couple of other versions of this before, but they weren't sturdy and were made of mesh. This one is VERY sturdy, made of good, heavy canvas, and actually gets used. So far, the clothes seem to be landing there instead of on the bathroom floor, and my husband (who does a lot of the laundry) doesn't mind unfastening the canvas and toting it all downstairs. We wheel the whole thing from bedroom to bathroom, depending on where it's needed.

I wish our washer/dryer could be moved out of the mudroom to the basement, complete with a laundry chute and dumbwaiter to get the stuff back upstairs. But that's not happenin'. So I'm looking more at the kinds of shelving you've shown here.
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 May 14, 2005 8:56 AM

There are simple wall shelves to get that hang very easily over the washer/dryer, which might be all that Cathy can do in that closet.  Some roller shelves are available that are narrow enough to fit between a washer/dryer, too.

For a laundry area that has space, wall bracket shelves are easy to install and gives lots of shelving area for laundry stuff.

I did a tv segment for an HGTV show demonstrating how to set up a laundry room where I used 3 pillow cases to sort clothes that I hung near the washer/dryer. Click here to see what was done.

You can do a search at HGTV's site for "laundry room" and get other ideas and tips.  Click here.

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 May 14, 2005 9:04 AM

I almost forgot to bring up ways to hang clothes fresh out of the dryer -- some of the products in this thread allow a person to hang clothing from the dryer.  But, there are also over-the-door racks that clothing can hang onto.  Some people can even use door entries to hang clothes (I do).

Depending on where the washer/dryer are located will depend on what product or system would work best for you.

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I had ... and cannot find ... hanger things' that went over the door May 14, 2005 9:13 AM

that way I could both hand in the doorway AND on two of these things one on each side of the door.

My house is relatively small - no basement - so everwhere in it is short on storage!!

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Laundry Downstairs... Closet Upstairs May 14, 2005 9:24 AM

I hate carrying my laundry back up stairs to get it put away...  I can't use easy wheely things to get to the bedroom closet.  The clothes fall off their piles, and I can only carry five hangers at a time... meaning I go up, and down, and up.....

Any ideas?  (besides getting a maid that is!)

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laundry woes solutions May 15, 2005 7:27 AM

For Gayle, I found this over-the-door rack at for $7.99:

door rack

For Amanda, I would suggest wheel carts that hold the folded laundry, like any of these:

wheel cart

wheel cart

These were also found at, but I think that Target may carry one of these as well.  With the wire one, you may be able to hook hangers of hung clothes on this as you drag the cart up the stairs.

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