On the wall where the washing machine is we fitted shelves for linen and drawers for laundry and accessories. Mesh and wire drawers work as well for laundry as they do in wardrobes. They are airy and you avoid odours developing, even if the clothes have been stored for a while. Kathrine labelled hers with “40°C”, “60°C”, “Bedclothes”, etc. Sorting items in this way makes it easy to see what wash you need to do as the drawers fill up.If you do washes often enough that piles don’t have time to build up, then you don’t really need the deep drawers. If, however, you only have time to do laundry at the weekend, you can choose a larger storage solution, for example, our large capacity storage bag.
Large airers need a lot of floor space and are always in the way. We fitted two wall-mounted drying racks next to the washing machine, which can be folded down when not in use and therefore take up neither floor space nor room space.
When you want to dry shirts, blouses and other items that crease quickly, it’s a good idea to have a couple of hangers to hand. You can dry garments directly on the hangers, making them easier to iron once dry. They might not even need ironing!
Kathrine stores cleaning supplies, such as the mop, vacuum cleaner and cleaning products, in the utility room, so we created a section with space for these items on shelves and in various tool holders. Thanks to these, she no longer has to stand cleaning items in corners and on the floor.
The sad-looking closet rod that hung in the utility room was removed and replaced with a click-in system. There is just as much storage space as before, but the solution is now securely attached to the track and not just by a few screws in the plasterboard wall. There was also space to put up shelves for bags and storage baskets both above and below the new rod.