Laundry Room Organization

September 24, 2014


Welcome to my laundry room!  I spent the last week in here – purging, organizing, & labeling and I’m ready to share my ideas with you!  I hope you enjoy the post.  As always, if you would like to recommend a blog post, just leave me a comment below.  I am always looking for new ideas.  Last but certainly not least, if you enjoy my blog posts, I ask that you follow my social media channels below & show some blog love by sharing my posts with your friends on Facebook & Google+, pinning them to Pinterest, tweeting and tagging friends on Instagram.  Thanks so much!




Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


As you walk into my laundry room, you will notice a boxwood wreath hanging on a black hook along with a chalkboard label & a wash sign.  I love decorating doors in my home.  The wreath is from Target & the “wash sign” is from a restaurant supply store.  As you open the door, you will see 2 white Ikea (expedit) shelves stacked on top of each other.  I use these to store many of our household items.

  • Tissues
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sewing Items
  • Light Bulbs
  • Tools (For upstairs)
  • Litter
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Extra Laundry Soap
  • Floor Cleaners


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Near the top shelf, I keep our Manuals in a binder.  More about this in a future post.


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


On the top shelves, I keep baskets of odds-n-ends, as well as wooden bins filled with extra laundry soap and floor cleaners.  The baskets are from Target & wooden bins are from TJ Maxx.  Below those are my linen bins.  I labeled each bin with Martha Stewart metal bookplate labels & printed them out on kraft style card stock.


Print out my Laundry Room Labels for free – HERE


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


The bins are the perfect size for the Ikea shelf.  I purchased them HERE for $12.99 each.


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Behind the door is where I store my floor cleaning tools, dusters & ironing board.  I hung an “over the door” shoe organizer, on the back of the door. It’s the perfect spot for my cleaners.


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


The ironing board organizer can be purchased HERE.  I looked everywhere for one that holds the ironing board, iron AND bottles.  This is exactly what I wanted.
Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


The “over the door” shoe organizer can be found HERE.  I will be sharing a blog post about my favorite cleaners soon, so check back!


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


On the center wall is where I keep my chalkboard.  I use it to write down reminders, etc.  The laundry cart fits nicely in this space. The chalkboard, “wash” sign, rug and cart were all purchased at TJ Maxx.  I simply can’t get enough of that store!


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


I keep my wash schedule & cleaning lists on clipboards (purchased from Target for $1 each).


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


I hung 3 galvanized buckets on the chalkboard hooks to keep things that end up in the washer or dryer (along with my chalk).  I found the buckets in the dollar section at Target & stuck chalkboard labels on them.

  • Chalk
  • Money
  • Misc.


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


The bins on the wall were purchased a few years ago. They were silver so I spray painted them oil rubbed bronze and attached mailbox numbers to them (found at Lowes).  I keep my Homekeeping Handbook & stain removers in them.


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


I love the top shelf in my laundry room.  I keep my mop bucket & other cleaning tools here.  It’s more for “decoration” then anything but I like the way it looks. The bucket was purchased at TJ Maxx.


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


I keep extra laundry detergent & natural cleaning ingredients in these two wire baskets from TJ Maxx.


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


These boxes contain my spring & fall cleaning plan.  I got this idea from At Home With Nikki.  If you don’t follow her, you need to.  She is full of cleaning, organizing & home keeping knowledge. I love her You Tube channel & blog.  I will be sharing details on these boxes soon.


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


I keep my dryer sheets in an enamel pan.  Easy access for switching laundry in a pinch.


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Below is a galvanized tray, purchased from (you guessed it) TJ Maxx.  I keep my laundry schedule in a cute frame & clothes pins and sponges in jars.


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Next is my favorite part of my laundry room organization – my small accessory bins.  I organize most of my laundry room miscellaneous here.  I purchased the bins at Bed Bath & Beyond.  Here is a list of what I keep in the bins.

  • Washing Machine Cleaner
  • Trash Bags
  • Cleaning Cloths
  • Mopping Pads
  • Cleaning Tools
  • Sponges
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Litter Liners
  • Vacuum Bags


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


My husband built these shelves and came up with the idea to use curtains to hide the laundry detergents & cleaners. I thought it was a brilliant idea (thanks hubby).  I found the plastic containers at Ikea. I use them for so many things in my home.  LOVE them!  The fabric is a simple linen that I picked up from Jo Anns.


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


I hang wet cleaning cloths on this shelf from Target.  I also keep cleaning books & bags of clothes pins here.


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


My favorite cleaning books are…


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope I have inspired you to organize your laundry room into a more functional and beautiful space. If I can do it, anyone can!  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I will answer them in the comments.


Laundry Room Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons



I can’t believe I’m saying this, but here goes… I’m excited to announce that A Bowl Full of Lemons now has a You Tube Channel & I uploaded my very first video today (Laundry Room Organization)!  Check it out HERE.  For all of you who have requested that I share on you tube – this video is for you!  Thank you for inspiring me to create and help others achieve order.  P.S.  If you want to see more videos from me, please “like” my Laundry Organization video on You Tube and don’t forget to “follow” my channel.  I would also love for you to spread the word!  🙂


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67 comments on “Laundry Room Organization

  1. Laurie says:

    Thanks for your post. I am in the process of organizing my laundry room and your ideas are very timely! Just the thing to help me finish.

  2. Nerine says:

    oh My!!! And I thought your laundry was perfect before you’ve just taken it too another level Toni, it looks fantastic! Sooo much inspiration, love your blog & IG feed 😀

  3. OH MY! Your laundry room is stunning! Although I don’t have nearly that much space in my apartment, I’m definitely using this as an inspiration. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Toni, it’s beautiful! Now I am anxious to check out my TJ Maxx and work on my laundry room. I am having a love/hate relationship with it at the moment! I can’t wait to see more YouTube videos as well!

  5. S. Smith says:

    What a lovely laundry room! How do you keep it clean and dust free on a regular basis? Mine always seems to be a dusty mess!

  6. Jessica says:

    Where do you store your laundry baskets?

    • Toni says:

      Each bedroom has a laundry hamper (that stays there). Then I have 2 plastic square laundry baskets that I use to carry clothes from the dryer to my bedroom (to fold). I store them in the laundry cart, in my laundry room, when not in use. Great question!

  7. Beautifully organized. You paid great thought to detail. I’m definitely going to incorporate some of these ideas in my laundry room. Thanks so much. I’m inspired.

  8. Kal Buckles says:

    I don’t see a video from Nikki for a fall box. Care to share what you have in yours?

  9. HJ says:

    It’s a beautiful room. Lots of thought went into this organizing projects. Thanks for sharing. There’s tons of inspiration for me.

  10. Kim says:

    Amazing how you maximized every inch of your laundry room. My laundry is tiny and I thought there was no hope, but you offered great inspiration with this post.

  11. Sabrina says:

    Amazing! Great job! I wish I had a laundry room. All I have a laundry closet with shelves in the basement. Recently, I purchased wicker square bins to hold all my little supplies on my shelves above my washer and dryer. It looks really cute and it gives a cohesive look to the shelf. I’m liking my laundry closet more now. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Kelly U says:

    Laundry is my favorite household chore and this laundry room elevates it to star status! I am so impressed with all of the storage you have incorporated into this room! Would you share where you found your adorable laundry cart?

  13. Michelle Sherrard says:

    YAYYYYY LOVE the Laundry room and even more excited for a Youtube channel. I will be following that just as closely as your blog!!!

  14. Ashley says:

    May have missed this, but where do you hang clothing to air dry?

  15. Genette says:

    Where did you find the rack to hold all of your cleaning tools?

  16. Steph says:

    Why can’t I see any of your posts any more? All I can see is comments…

    • Toni says:

      Steph, make sure you have the most up to date version of your web browser. My blog isnt compatible with internet explorer (older versions). Or you can try a different browser (chrome, firefox, etc).

  17. georganna says:

    It’s beautiful…but where do you keep the dirty clothes?!?!?!

  18. Heather says:

    My question is about the plastic containers behind your curtain. Are they big enough to fit a whole box of washing soda or borax? It bugs me for a container to almost fit a whole box or bag of something. Happens all the time with my sugar and flour.. Absolutely love everything you did. We will be moving soon and a laundry room is on my list.. I LOVE laundry anything which is why I have so many natural detergents and need a bigger area to put them all. My husband. Thinks I’m nuts can’t wait to show him this post and tell him this is what I want!

  19. Eleanor Self says:

    This is beautiful Tony. I love the way you use neutrals. My laundry “room” er closet is every bit a combination of your old laundry room post and Maria’s from Graceful Order. Thank you so much for sharing you projects. It is so helpful to see your doable functional accomplishments. Sometimes I shamelessly copy you and sometimes your post inspires me to get started though I do something different. Either way its a big help.

  20. Mercedes says:

    Just beautiful!! Great job on the video. Xo

  21. Shellee says:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your world with us! It’s wonderful tips to help our lives be a little less hectic!

  22. Jamie Larson says:

    WOW Toni!! You have inspired me once again! You have such amazing organization skills! I have a question: Where do you keep the cat’s litter box now?

  23. Karem says:

    Hi Toni, I love your laundry room especially the rug under the laundry cart. Where can I get one?

  24. Oh my goodness! This is the best laundry room I have ever seen! I thought mine was organized okay, but you have me motivated to get in there and do more! 🙂 Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Thanks for posting so much inspiring content!

  25. Sarah says:

    I really love the shoe hanger behind the door! That would save a ton of space for me. I like the look of the natural cloth one you have, as opposed to a plastic clear one, but do you find not being able to see the bottles a problem? I imagine having to pull out several to find what you want.

  26. Kit says:

    At first glance, this appears to be a nicely organized, yet unassuming laundry room. Once I started to read through, however, WOW – I got SO many great ideas from your jam packed with awesomeness post! Tons of “a ha” and “why didn’t I think of that” moments. Thanks!

  27. Eleanor Self says:

    Tony I have a suggestion for a post. Pet care routines! I love your pet printable but a post showing how you use them and how you fit your pets needs into the rest of your day would be great.

  28. Eleanor Self says:

    Last comment on this post I promise. I tried to comment on your YouTube but it said I have to have my own Chanel??? Anyway, great video.I love the music you chose. I’m gonna have to get some funky jazz just for when I do laundry. Someone said your Chanel was hard to find but I just typed abowlfulloflemons in the search bar and then scrolled down through the videos other people made inspired by your projects. Yours was 8 or 9 down the page.

  29. Karen says:

    Where did you get the spray bottles stored with your iron? I recently purchased some generic ones and they make my water smell funky…… :-(. Also, loved your first YT video ~

  30. CIndy says:

    Hi Toni,
    I love your sight. Can you tell me where you found the shelves you use in your laundry room. I have a galvanized shelving unit from IKEA, I like the way the baskets fit perfectly in yours… did the baskets come with yours?

  31. I would be in heavy with this laundry room. Love it!!! Pinning so many ideas.

  32. Sharon Morgan says:

    Hi ladies! Hopefully someone sees this and can answer: I followed the link for At Home With Nikkei and found the Detailed Spring Cleaning Task list. I’m wondering how your Fall list differs since she only shows Spring?

    Between your two sites I should be able to get my house in order! Thank you so much for sharing your home and homekeeping skills with those of us who are sorely lacking in that department.

    • John says:

      Sharon, mine just adds the fall stuff.. get your furnace checked, clear leaves, getting your home ready for fall… fireplace, etc. Just think what would you do to get ready for winter?

  33. Cindy says:

    Where did you get that laundry cart?

  34. gina says:

    Everything looks so pretty and organized! Love it! Where did you get the “laundry” sign that is inside the wreath… so cute!! Thanks!!

  35. Kathi says:

    I love having a laundry room and I look forward to incorporating some of your ideas. My problem is that I’m short. I currently do not use the wall behind the washer/dryer because I can’t reach for detergent, etc, but I love your shelves. Any suggestions other then a stool?

  36. mary norville says:

    Where did you get your chalkboard?

  37. Susan says:

    A family member just told me about your ideas and I have joined your challenge this weekend. Glad I found you and I have already shared with several people. I love these ideas. It is hard for me to imagine how to incorporate many of the ideas because my laundry room is basically a small hall to the garage – only space on the wall above the machines, one of which is top loading so I cannot use a counter. I have a cabinet above the machines, but it is hard to reach anything without a stool and there is nowhere to keep a stool. The other wall has no space but also functions as our mudroom so the wall has hooks with the kids coats that stick out into the walkway and constantly fall down. Do you have ideas about the essentials for a small room?

  38. Dawn Hagen says:

    Thank you! Just what I was looking for!

  39. Whitney says:

    I love your inspiration! Where did you get the spring/fall cleaning boxes?

  40. Danielle says:

    Love this room ! I see you have a manuals binder on your shelf? What do you keep in there?

  41. Deb says:

    Beautiful room!!! Wonderful ideas! Dimensions of room please? Thank you!!!

  42. Penny says:

    I love that you also decorated the outside of the door. How did you hang the wreath?

  43. keelie says:

    Do you have a link for the baskets from target on the top shelf? I’ve been searching everywhere for some that size.

  44. Ella says:

    I’m a professional cleaner and I love to read and learn new things about cleaning and organizing. I’ve read a lot and I have to say that your blog is amazing! You are so inspiring and I can’t wait to show ABFOL to my co-workers and friends! I’m going to rearrange my laundry room following your advices and ideas.

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