A couple of weeks ago, I did a huge laundry room organizing project for the book (the whole laundry room is not in the book). My long-term plan for my laundry room was to build floor to ceiling cabinets all the way around the room but I did this quick revamp and I loved how it turned out. In fact, I was so pleased with the extra storage I was able to create when I was finished that I’m probably just going to skip the cabinets after all.
We actually installed the wire shelving years ago and we went with Rubbermaid’s shelving system that Lowe’s carries. Home Depot may carry it as well. I know that Lowe’s has a huge aisle with lots of different brands, but we went with the Rubbermaid at the time because the width of the shelves and rounded corners really maximized every inch.
If you’ve never installed wire shelving before, it is really easy! Even if you have shelving in these areas, if you are not maximizing the space up around the ceiling, this is a great way to carve out tons of extra storage.
The tracks are nailed into studs and then you use the triangular brackets to begin laying out your shelves:
On the top shelf, I used the shelving that had the narrow rods for hanging clothes. I have seen several different brands that also have large rod attachments as well. I didn’t need much in the laundry, just something to hook to hang dry:
I found these awesome linen/cloth laundry baskets at Lowe’s that are the perfect size for the top shelves. The have hand openings on each side so I can pull them down easy:
For the shelving I needed on the wall, I also found all of the storage pieces at Lowe’s as well and I’m using them for extra cleaning supplies and tons of little stuff that needed a home:
Instead of having the shelves go all the way down to the floor, I slid in this small half open shelving piece that I picked up at Target:
Just a few changes and we were able to carve out tons of additional space and dress up our laundry room just a bit. If you’re looking to create more storage somewhere, wire shelving is a great solution and as you can see, it can be dressed up with pretty storage baskets.
I just smile now every time I walk into the room. Every little but helps to make doing the laundry a little more pleasant, right?!
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