Whether your laundry room is large enough to tackle the dirty work of a football team or tiny and tucked into a corner, you will want to use your space wisely. Therefore, efficient layout for your laundry room is needed. For an efficient laundry room layout consider making zones or areas in your laundry room. The 3 main zones are: 1.) Dirty area 2.) Clean area 3.) Work space. Each of these areas will differ in size and organization based on your home and space allocation. Regardless of these factors, the smallest and largest laundry rooms will be more efficient while incorporating these 3 areas. If you have space, consider having laundry baskets or hampers adjacent to the washer or dryer area for family member to toss soiled clothes in throughout the week. If space is a challenge, consider sorting clothes in separate laundry bags and bringing in one by one to fill washer. The ideal dirty area will have space for treating soiled clothes and room to store. Then, about clean area. In this zone will be clean clothes that come out of the dryer to be folded in the work zone or it can be a hanging area. Many clothes don’t need to be put in the dryer.
An area for hanging clothes is ideal, and a countertop or work surface should be adjacent to the dryer for efficiency. The less you have to walk from space to space, the better. Next, about work space in your laundry room. This area can include ironing board, countertop work surfaces, and area to put cleaning supplies, solvents, etc. If you share your space with a mudroom or a garage. The work space could double for other functions other than laundry to make it multi-functional.