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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HOUSEHOLD ESSENTIALS
$90.99

A convenient addition to any laundry room, this butler features everything you need for drying and storing your clothes and suppli...es. sturdy chromed steel construction 3" industrial wheels (2 locking) oversized basket is tall for less bending valet bar... read more

WHITMOR
$119.99

Get the convenience and help of another set of hands with our laundry butler, which can hold your wet or dry clothes, laundry supp...lies or folded laundry. heavy-duty wheels two wheel locks chrome wipe clean 20.75x25.5x20.3"H assembly required; tools... read more

WHITMOR
$56.99

This deluxe laundry center is a perfect addition to your laundry area, with three sorting bags, a sturdy garment rod for hanging i...tems, a wire shelf for extra storage and wheels for easy mobility. 3 cotton sorter bags steel/cotton wipe clean with damp... read more

WHITMOR
$44.99

This slim 3-tier laundry cart tucks into small spaces but still has ample shelf space for all your laundry and ironing needs. lock...ing wheels chrome steel wipe clean with damp cloth 22.5x9.1x31.8"H assembly required imported 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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Hills
$32.00

Hills Indoor Clothesline Drying Rack is perfect for drying clothes indoors when weather doesn't cooperate to hang outdoors, or whe...n moisture is needed to add to the dry air of winter. Each line is 40 inches long, allowing for drying of large items. The... read more

Honey-Can-Do
$18.94 $15.15

Honey-Can-Do DRYZ01110 Set of 2 Stackable Sweater Drying Rack, White. This stackable sweater dryer measures 28 in. x 28 in. deep a...nd 5.75 in. tall. It is made of durable, rustproof plastic tubes which easily snap into place with plastic corner... read more

Improvements
$79.99

Add drying convenience in small spaces with the Wall-Mount Drying Racks.Make great use of that empty wall space in your laundry ro...om to dry your delicates, swimsuits, towels, and wet winter gear on these handy drying racks. Each rack tilts out at 3... read more

Improvements
$99.99 $74.95

Add drying convenience in small spaces with the Wall-Mount Drying Racks.Make great use of that empty wall space in your laundry ro...om to dry your delicates, swimsuits, towels, and wet winter gear on these handy drying racks. Each rack tilts out at 3... 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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Better Homes and Gardens
$29.00

Enjoy keeping your home organized with the Better Homes and Gardens 3-Compartment Sorting and Ironing System. It features an ironi...ng board that doubles as a folding table and three compartments for sorting laundry. Each compartment is easy to lift out and is washable. The easy-lift top has a hinged back for convenient use. This Better Homes and Gardens ironing board also has rolling casters for smooth portability throughout your laundry area. read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$19.88

Better Homes and Gardens Sorting Bag, 2-Pack:Heavy-duty bags lift out for easy accessibilityLocking casters move with ease and loc...k into place for safetyEasy assembly 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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Better Homes and Gardens
$26.88 $21.72

The Better Homes and Gardens Wicker Lidded Wedge Hamper is a durable and delightful storage solution. Stylish and functional, this... hamper would be an ideal addition to almost any living space. The wedge-shaped laundry hamper tucks neatly into a corner, maximizing the use of your available space. The flip-open lid allows you to get your dirty clothes into the hamper easily. The dark brown wicker is appealing and understated, lending itself to many types of decor. read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$16.77 $16.76

The Better Homes and Gardens Caged Square Hamper is just what you need to keep your home or dorm neat and tidy. This storage unit ...offers a classic and stylish look that will enhance your living area with ease. The nickel/white hamper has a washable liner with a drawstring that makes it simple to get your clothing to the laundry room. read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$28.44 $21.88

Better Homes and Gardens Rectangle Wicker Hamper:Decorative hamperIdeal for laundry storageMade of wickerCloth linerLid keeps dirt...y clothes hidden from view read more

neatfreak
$9.99

The neatfreak’s [closetMAX] system helps you maximize your closet space in a simple and fast manner. Our line of products help you... organize your wardrobe and create a place for everything. Single units can be combined and connected by placing the... 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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Better Homes and Gardens
$26.88 $21.72

The Better Homes and Gardens Wicker Lidded Wedge Hamper is a durable and delightful storage solution. Stylish and functional, this... hamper would be an ideal addition to almost any living space. The wedge-shaped laundry hamper tucks neatly into a corner, maximizing the use of your available space. The flip-open lid allows you to get your dirty clothes into the hamper easily. The dark brown wicker is appealing and understated, lending itself to many types of decor. read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$16.77 $16.76

The Better Homes and Gardens Caged Square Hamper is just what you need to keep your home or dorm neat and tidy. This storage unit ...offers a classic and stylish look that will enhance your living area with ease. The nickel/white hamper has a washable liner with a drawstring that makes it simple to get your clothing to the laundry room. read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$28.44 $21.88

Better Homes and Gardens Rectangle Wicker Hamper:Decorative hamperIdeal for laundry storageMade of wickerCloth linerLid keeps dirt...y clothes hidden from view read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$9.97 $8.93

Better Homes and Gardens Wide Top Ironing Board Pad and Cover, Ticking Stripe:Fits Better Homes and Gardens Wide Top Ironing Board... (sold separately)Thick heavyweight Fiber padScorch- and stain-resistantDurable one-piece constructionBungee-cord bindingTailored nose pocketSize: 49"L x 18"WBetter Homes and Gardens ironing board cover protects garments and helps your ironing board last longerGarments remain in place on the ironing board coverHelps to produce wrinkle-free clothing read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$7.97 $7.33

Better Homes and Gardens Stuff Tuff Bag, Ivory/Rich Brown:Heavy-duty canvas with reinforced bottomHolds up to 3 loads of laundryDu...rable drawstring cord for a secure closureOutside zipper pocket, duffle strap and extra handleMachine wash cold; hang to dry read more

Honey-Can-Do
$18.94 $15.15

Honey-Can-Do DRYZ01110 Set of 2 Stackable Sweater Drying Rack, White. This stackable sweater dryer measures 28 in. x 28 in. deep a...nd 5.75 in. tall. It is made of durable, rustproof plastic tubes which easily snap into place with plastic corner... read more

Blazing Needles
$74.99 $67.49

This outdoor steamer deck lounge cushion is a stylish and comfortable addition to any compatible patio lounge. This cushion featur...es an all-weather, UV-resistant spun polyester outdoor fabric. Sunbathe in style with this vivid Blazing Needles lounge cushion. Available in several bright, fashionable patterns, these weather- and UV-resistant cushions make a great replacement for old, worn upholstery. Choose colors that work with cushions you're keeping, or renovate all your outdoor furniture with a full set from the coordinating Blazing Needles line. Color options: Barclay terrace honey, tropique raven, lyndhurst raven, montflueri sangria, monserrat sangria Materials: Spun polyester outdoor fabric Fill: Dacron polyester Closure: Zippered closure Weather resistant: Yes UV protection: Yes Care instructions: Hand clean with mild detergent Dimensions: 72 inches long x 20 inches wide x 3 inches high Weight: 4 pounds Color: Black. read more

Improvements
$99.99 $74.95

Add drying convenience in small spaces with the Wall-Mount Drying Racks.Make great use of that empty wall space in your laundry ro...om to dry your delicates, swimsuits, towels, and wet winter gear on these handy drying racks. Each rack tilts out at 3... read more

Improvements
$139.99 $59.95

The Laundry & Storage Stations roll where you want them for hanging, ironing, or putting clothes away.Made of sturdy steel, the La...undry Storage Stations each feature a detachable bar for air drying clothes or hanging garments after ironing. These... read more

SPG
$16.99 $10.19

Everyone forgets the laundry. But even when you've got a big task ahead, this 3-pack of hyper-competent Dutch Bags is ready to mee...t every objective. Use 'em for trips to the laundromat, the gym or just for storage of bulky items around the house. 3... read more

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