Keep your laundry room fresh and clean with these laundry basket storage ideas to conceal any clutter. It'll feel like less of a chore folding countless pairs of socks if your laundry room is more functional and beautiful.
We're sharing 10 clever ideas to visually declutter your home and keep laundry baskets neatly tucked away.
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Install a Pull-Out Laundry Hamper
If you are in the process of designing a new laundry room or have the ability to make adjustments to your current one, installing a pull-out laundry hamper is a game-changer.
This feature is available in different sizes and styles to fit inside a variety of cabinets. It's a gliding mechanism that effortlessly slides out as you open the cabinet door and it consists of a metal construction that holds either a canvas bag or a plastic or wire basket.
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Utilize Rolling Hampers
A rolling hamper is a classic option that's durable and highly practical since the wheels make it easy to move around. It is typically a stainless steel frame on four casters with a heavy-duty canvas bag that is removable and has handles for easy carrying.
When designing a laundry room, skip the lower cabinets on one side to store these rolling hampers. Use one for each household member or divide them by lights, darks, and delicates—create a system that best suits your laundry routine.
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Elevate Appliances to Make Storage Room
Elevating appliances off the ground doesn't just make it easier to load and unload them given the more comfortable height, it creates extra storage space under them. Utilize the space for a custom pull-out hamper to maximize space and conceal any clutter in the laundry room.
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Bring in an Island
When space permits, bring a freestanding island into your laundry room. Choose one that has a lower shelf that can hold one or more laundry baskets. Storing them on an island shelf keeps them easily accessible yet neatly stored away to avoid a messy, cluttered look. The island top also provides an additional surface for folding clothes or treating stains, doubling its function.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Use a Stylish Lidded Laundry Basket
There are many stylish laundry baskets available on the market, and if you want to keep one in a bedroom or closet corner, go with a decorative option such as a woven wicker that has a lid.
This conceals the dirty clothes, adding a beautiful textural element and filling an empty corner. Make sure to choose a lidded basket that is fabric lined for two reasons—you can generally pull the fabric bag out to easily carry it to your laundry room and it'll protect your clothes from getting snagged by any sharp rattan edges.
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Add an Open Cubby to Lower Cabinets
Add an open cubby to the lower cabinets in your laundry room and use it as a designated spot for a laundry basket. Make it wide and deep enough to fit a decent-sized basket, whether it's made from plastic, woven wicker, or wire.
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Go With Collapsible Hampers
If you're short on space, collapsible hampers are a great option. When they're not being used, fold them down and store them away to keep your laundry room clutter-free. This type of laundry basket is usually made from thick canvas with a wire base to hold its shape, and two reinforced handles so you can easily carry it from one room to another.
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Incorporate Floor-to-Ceiling Cabinetry
Extend cabinets in the laundry room from floor to ceiling to maximize storage space and hide laundry baskets on the bottom shelf to keep them out of sight but easy to access.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Create a Laundry Closet
Whether you live in a small apartment and don't have a laundry room or you want to provide private laundry quarters to visitors in your guest room, creating a small laundry closet is a functional solution. Depending on space, install a stacking or side-by-side washer and dryer and hang floating shelves around it to place baskets on the shelves.
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Use a Pretty Wicker Storage Basket
Wicker baskets are one of the most versatile accessories you can buy for your home, since they can be used in so many different ways, including the laundry room. If the basket is not fabric-lined, purchase a canvas laundry bag to line it in order to protect your laundry. Place the basket on a counter, inside a cabinet, or in a cubby hole—it'll add a lovely natural element and make moving dirty clothes from one space to another easier.