Laundry Storage and Organization Buying Guide

Laundry can be a thankless and seemingly never-ending task. It takes much dedication—and can't be crossed off that to-do list for good—but there are ways to make it easier and just a little more pleasant. For starters, look to laundry storage and organization to help bring a bit of calm and beauty to this regular chore.

Types of Laundry Storage and Organization

Types of Laundry Storage and Organization

Think about all the ways in which doing laundry can be frustrating. For example, sorting darks from whites—if there were easier ways to keep the categories separate, then you might shave a bit of time off your chores. Drying delicate items is often a vexing proposition, but there are easy-to-find items that make it easier on you and your clothes. As you outfit your laundry space, look at these types of laundry storage and organization methods: carts, drying racks, bags and sorters, and laundry hampers.

Carts

Laundry carts are great for moving clothes from place to place. These wheeled contraptions often have different compartments to separate types of laundry.

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Whitmor
$68.70 $33.09

Organize all your laundry accessories in one place using the Whitmor Supreme Laundry Cart. This versatile unit can also be used in... the kitchen, garage or office to store a variety of things. The chrome laundry cart has large, spacious shelves for... read more

Improvements
$39.99 $34.95

Rolling Laundry Cart organizes all your laundry supplies in 8" of space. This wire storage cart is perfect for keeping detergents,... dryer sheets, softeners, bleach, stain removers, and spray starch close at hand. Locking casters make the Rolling Laundry Cart easy to slide--and store--between your washer and dryer. Sturdily constructed of 1/4" and 3/8" triple-plated chromed steel, the Rolling Laundry Cart has raised sides on shelves, to help prevent items from falling. This wire storage cart assembles in a few minutes without tools, and has an adjustable middle shelf. Available in chrome or white finish. Extra BasketSold separately. Chrome plated. 36"W x 18"D x 12"H; 12-1/2 lbs. Imported.Extra ShelfSold separately. Chrome plated. 36"W x 18"D x 12"H; 8-1/2 lbs. Imported.Benefits of the Rolling Laundry Cart: Slide this wire storage cart next to your washer or dryer for convenient, space-saving storage Wire Storage cart has locking casters to keep cart stationary Rolling Laundry Cart can also be used in the kitchen or pantry Add extra basket, extra shelf, or both for even more storage options read more

Honey-Can-Do
$64.87

This multipurpose laundry station features a built-in ironing board, dual laundry sorter, iron rest and hanging bar. The thick foa...m pad and heat-resistant cotton/canvas cover provide a consistently smooth ironing surface. An integrated, steel-wire iron... read more

Honey-Can-Do
$49.36

This dual purpose laundry station features a built-in ironing board with a triple sorter underneath. The thick foam pad and heat-r...esistant 100% cotton cover provide a consistently smooth ironing surface. The sorter has three removable polyester bags to... read more

Drying Racks

Whether hung from a wall or rested on the floor, a drying rack is a convenient way to air out delicate items. Expandable versions are great for smaller spaces, too.

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Polder
$49.95

Ultra light yet sturdy laundry drying rack made of thick aluminum rods provides 18 feet of drying space. One-handed operation open...s the stand with friction tabs provided for secure closure. Little extras attend to all kinds of drying tasks, including built-in garment clips for line-drying smaller items and delicates, and a recessed hanger on the handle that holds up to 20 hangers. Rolling rear wheels provide easy transport whether rack is loaded or folded closed. Folds to a slim 1.65 inches for easy storage. • Aluminum and plastic • Provides 18 feet of drying space • Built-in garment clips • Recessed hanger • Wipe clean with damp cloth • Made in China read more

Whitmor
$55.10 $24.57

Keep your clothing near and organized with this Whitmor Tripod Garment Rack. This convenient plastic and metal garment rack folds ...away for easy storage and is capable of holding up to 36 items simultaneously. Hang dress shirts, pants, ties and sweaters... read more

Home Decorators Collection
$249.00 $224.00

This clever Madison Accordion Wall-Mounted Laundry Drying Rack is a smart addition to any mudroom or laundry room. Once mounted to... the wall, the collapsible drying rack can be closed into a compact position, keeping it out of the way when not in use. When it's time to do the laundry or dry items, pull out this indoor clothes-drying rack to maximize usuable space. Drying pegs accordion out, then collapse when not in use. Five metal hooks in antique finish. Mounting hardware included. read more

Home Decorators Collection
$44.00 $39.00

The Personal Laundry Drying Rack is an organized solution for your laundry room. The unit includes six rotating wheels and a foldi...ng wheel base to save space when the rack is not in use. T-clamp allows you to adjust the height freely. No-tools assembly. Horizontal stoppers prevent rack from moving. read more

Bags and Sorters

For space-challenged closets, laundry bags or sorters—the latter with different compartments—are wonderful solutions to gather laundry without taking up valuable floor space.

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Generic
$132.95 $124.99

Household Essentials 3-Bag Laundry Sorter with Clothes Rack, Copper: Modern commercial-grade rolling laundry clothes sorter with r...emovable bags and extendible overhead hanging bar Sturdy steel frame with warm copper finish Tall design for push or pull... read more

Organize It All
$110.59 $75.99

3 individual heavy duty canvas bags Chrome tubular steel frame Wheels for easy mobility

Honey-Can-Do
$49.36

This dual purpose laundry station features a built-in ironing board with a triple sorter underneath. The thick foam pad and heat-r...esistant 100% cotton cover provide a consistently smooth ironing surface. The sorter has three removable polyester bags to... read more

Household Essentials
$127.20 $44.46

Household Essentials 6024 Modern and simplistic, the Household Essentials Laundry Sorter can be efficiently used to store laundry.... The rectangle shaped laundry center has wheels that lend it a flexibility quotient. The Laundry Sorter from Household Essentials is made from durable metal and fabric. The four sections can be used to sort out different kinds of laundry. The lining of the laundry sorter is removable, which adds to its utility. The laundry sorter can be placed in a bedroom, laundry room or even a bathroom. The AZO-free laundry sorter is made from non-toxic materials. Features: -Laundry sorter.-Bags attach to sturdy steel frame by removable wire handles for easy lifting and washing.-Casters and handles on each end of the cart facilitate movement.-3 Industrial wheels, two locking.-Steel construction.-Chrome finish.-Hand-wash and line dry (recommended) or machine wash cold with like colors, tumble dry low, and iron on low heat as needed (while fabric is still slightly damp).-Style: Contemporary.-Supplier Style: Modern & Contemporary.-Product Type: Laundry hamper.-Color: Natural.-Lining Color: Natural.-Distressed: No.-Powder Coated Finish: No.-Gloss Finish: No.-Hardware Material: Stainless steel.-Number of Items Included: 5.-Pieces Included: Frame, 4 bags.-Weather Resistant: No -Weather Resistant Details: ..-Water Resistant: No -Water Resistant Details: ..-Scratch Resistant: No.-Odor Resistant: No.-Fire Resistant: No.-Fade Resistant: No.-Non-Skid: No.-Floor Protection: No.-Non-Toxic: Yes.-Shape: Rectangle.-Room Use: Laundry room; Bathroom; Bedroom.-Travel Friendly: No.-Rolling: Yes -Number of Casters/Wheels: 4.-Locking Casters: Yes..-Foldable: No.-Nesting: No.-Removable Bag: Yes.-Machine Washable Lining: No.-Machine Dryable Lining: No.-Number of Loads of Laundry: 4.-Zip Top: No.-Number of Storage Pockets: 4.-Number of Laundry Bags: 4.-Pop Up: No.-Lid Included: No -Removable Lid: .-Attached Lid: .-Lid Type: .-Lid Handle: .-Foot Pedal Trigger: ..-Carry Handles: No -Number of Handles: .-Handle Type: .-Non-Slip Handle: .-Handle Material: .-Handle Material Details: ..-Side Pockets Included: No -Number of Pockets: .-Pocket Material: .-Pocket Material Details: ..-Weight Capacity: 40.-Recycled Content: No -Total Recycled Content (Percentage): .-Post-Consumer Content (Percentage): .-Remanufactured/Refurbished: ..-Eco-Friendly: No.Specifications: -4 Bin sorter with 4 removable bags.Dimensions: -Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 33.-Overall Width - Side to Side: 34.-Overall Depth - Front to Back: 17.-Overall Product Weight: 12.6.-Waste Basket: No -Waste Basket Height - Top to Bottom: .-Waste Basket Width - Side to Side: .-Waste Basket Depth - Front to Back: .-Waste Basket Top Diameter: .-Waste Basket Bottom Diameter: ..Assembly: -Assembly Required: Yes.-Tools Needed: Screwdriver.-Additional Parts Required: No -Parts Needed: ..Warranty: -Manufacturer provides 1 year warranty.-Product Warranty: I Year. read more

Baskets

Laundry baskets come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They're inexpensive, easy to find, and good for gathering laundry and moving it to another room. Flexible plastic sides make some baskets easier to carry in small spaces.

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Laundry Hampers

Similar to a laundry cart but without the wheels, a laundry basket sits on feet or a frame. Some are made from fabric, some have divided sections, and some are stationary cabinets made of wood.

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WC Redmon
$59.99 $41.13

Don't sacrifice quality workmanship to find a compact hamper that fits an apartment or a small bathroom! The Elegant Apartment Lau...ndry Hamper is hand-crafted from natural wicker and features nearly 2 cubic feet of capacity. Choose from a wide variety... read more

Home Logic
$12.97

This large capacity basket is perfect for keeping folded clean laundry wrinkle free.

Entrada
$95.62

ENTA1728 Features Set includes 3 baskets Product Type: Basket Quantity: Set Style: Traditional Primary Material: Metal/Wire Nestin...g: Yes Color: Beige; Black Dimensions Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 19.5'' Overall Width - Side to Side: 14'' Overall... read more

Household Essentials
$57.58 $20.99

This sturdy, collapsible, space-saving Household Essentials Clothes Laundry Hamper is lined with moisture-resistant polyester. An ...attached lid with magnetic closures keeps your clothing out of sight. Featuring sturdy grommet handles for easy transport,... read more

Product Features

Product Features

Fortunately, laundry storage and organization pieces are not that complex. There are few moving parts, no electronics, and a limited palette of materials. Even so, a few key product features are essential to consider as you select the pieces that work for you. Those include size and material. Here's a helpful reminder as you get started.

Size

The laundry storage and organization items you choose depend in large part on the space you have to include them. There are typically many options for each type, sized to fit even small areas.

Material

Laundry storage and organization pieces are made from a range of materials, but mostly plastic and fabric. Built-in items may be made of sturdier pieces such as wood or laminate.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

The simplest of household tasks—including laundry—are often made easier and more enjoyable with storage and organization items. Small investments in the best pieces for your needs will make this work go more smoothly. That's why it's important to review just a few purchase considerations—storage and flexibility—before selecting the right pieces for you, your family, and your home.

Storage

Many laundry spaces have dedicated spots to hold baskets, carts, and hampers. If not, then your laundry storage and organization items will need places to live when not in use. That may mean finding items that can retract or slide away.

Flexibility

The best laundry storage and organization pieces expand at will and based on need. That may mean additional compartments for sorting, or drying racks that can pull out for extra sweaters.

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WC Redmon
$59.99 $41.13

Don't sacrifice quality workmanship to find a compact hamper that fits an apartment or a small bathroom! The Elegant Apartment Lau...ndry Hamper is hand-crafted from natural wicker and features nearly 2 cubic feet of capacity. Choose from a wide variety... read more

Spectrum Diversified Designs
$60.23 $23.67

Keep your laundry room organized with this Spectrum Wall Mount Basket. This unique rack offers storage for your iron and supplies,... including spray bottles, starch cans and more. This versatile ironing board mount holds both “Y"- and “T"-style ironing... read more

Household Essentials
$57.58 $20.99

This sturdy, collapsible, space-saving Household Essentials Clothes Laundry Hamper is lined with moisture-resistant polyester. An ...attached lid with magnetic closures keeps your clothing out of sight. Featuring sturdy grommet handles for easy transport,... read more

Whitmor
$68.70 $33.09

Organize all your laundry accessories in one place using the Whitmor Supreme Laundry Cart. This versatile unit can also be used in... the kitchen, garage or office to store a variety of things. The chrome laundry cart has large, spacious shelves for... read more

Rubbermaid
$85.89 $18.90

Three sturdy, grab-through handles and a curved design that rests on your hip makes this basket perfect for easy lifting. Its stur...dy construction and smooth finish makes it durable and prevents clothes from snagging. read more

RSVP
$35.95 $29.93

Organize your kitchen, bath or laundry room with fun, vibrantly colored hanging baskets suspended from matching chains. The overal...l hanging height is 30" with 8", 10" and 12" diameter baskets. Together the sturdy rounded baskets made from enameled wire... read more

Generic
$132.95 $124.99

Household Essentials 3-Bag Laundry Sorter with Clothes Rack, Copper: Modern commercial-grade rolling laundry clothes sorter with r...emovable bags and extendible overhead hanging bar Sturdy steel frame with warm copper finish Tall design for push or pull... read more

Improvements
$39.99 $34.95

Rolling Laundry Cart organizes all your laundry supplies in 8" of space. This wire storage cart is perfect for keeping detergents,... dryer sheets, softeners, bleach, stain removers, and spray starch close at hand. Locking casters make the Rolling Laundry Cart easy to slide--and store--between your washer and dryer. Sturdily constructed of 1/4" and 3/8" triple-plated chromed steel, the Rolling Laundry Cart has raised sides on shelves, to help prevent items from falling. This wire storage cart assembles in a few minutes without tools, and has an adjustable middle shelf. Available in chrome or white finish. Extra BasketSold separately. Chrome plated. 36"W x 18"D x 12"H; 12-1/2 lbs. Imported.Extra ShelfSold separately. Chrome plated. 36"W x 18"D x 12"H; 8-1/2 lbs. Imported.Benefits of the Rolling Laundry Cart: Slide this wire storage cart next to your washer or dryer for convenient, space-saving storage Wire Storage cart has locking casters to keep cart stationary Rolling Laundry Cart can also be used in the kitchen or pantry Add extra basket, extra shelf, or both for even more storage options read more

Organize It All
$110.59 $75.99

3 individual heavy duty canvas bags Chrome tubular steel frame Wheels for easy mobility

Home Decorators Collection
$499.00 $449.00

Martha Stewart Living™ Laundry Storage Laundry Cart - Expertly Designed Laundry Cart For All Of Your Storage Organization Needs - ...Keep All Of Your Laundry Items Together In This Martha Stewart Living™ Laundry Storage Laundry Cart. The Laundry Cart Makes Staying Organized Easy With An Ironing Board And Pad, Stainless Steel Trays For Laundry Accessories And Wheels For Mobility. The Ironing Board Lifts Off, Allowing The Whole Top To Be Used As An Ironing Surface. Wheels Also Lock For Stability, And An Overhead Bar Makes Hanging Laundry Convenient. Made Of Highly Durable Materials. Ample Storage Space For All Of Your Laundry Needs. Wheels Allow For Mobility. Martha Stewart Home read more

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