Making the Most out of Your Space with a Laundry Butler

With all of the recent graduates entering real adult hood, it is important to remember that some of those first time homes, whether they are rented, purchased, condos, townhomes, studios, are often short on space in at least one area.  So it’s important to get used to making the most of the space that you have in your home, and this really holds true for anyone of any age.  So whether you are just fresh out of college, renting your first studio apartment on your own or you are in the middle years of life, moving into a densely packed urban area, here are some tips for you to fit more into tight spaces:
Closet – This is an obvious place to start since the closet has the best possible storage potential after the garage, which I’m guessing you don’t have if you are still reading this!  Closet double rods are great for maximizing storage capacity, they literally double the hanging space you have for clothing.  If, however, you don’t hang very many clothes, my tip is to actually put your dresser into the closet, hanging short items like blouses and skirts over the top of it.  A garment rack is also helpful if closet space falls short.

laundry butler

laundry butler

Laundry Room – You can get really creative in the laundry room simply by mounting shelves over and around the washer and dryer as a place to store cleaning supplies for the whole house.  Another option is to look for a very narrow cart, like the Laundry Butler, that slides in between the washer and dryer for storage – now that is some serious space-saving if you ask me!
Kitchen – Look at those tall pantry shelves and imagine putting wire shelves in them to divide up the space.  So much space goes wasted when you have tall pantry shelves, as you can only stack food so high before it topples over.  A wire shelf almost doubles the space that you have for storage of dishes and food!

Dry Your Clothes the Way Nature Intended!

Air drying your laundry is a wonderful thing to do for you, the earth and for many types of clothing!  There are some fabrics and delicate garments that simply cannot be put in the dryer, for they will shrink or be damaged in other ways!

castello dryer clothes drying rack

castello dryer clothes drying rack

The castello dryer clothes drying rack makes air drying of clothing a cinch, and can be used in the laundry room or even outside on the patio to get a little extra help from the sun, heat and wind!  One of the great things about this clothes drying rack is that it incorporates flat shelves into its design.  This is a must have feature for flat drying sweaters and a variety of other garments.    This model also breaks down for space efficient storage when not in use.  Here are some other benefits, tips and ideas about air drying clothing:
·         Use a garment rack!  This is a garment rack blog, and in fact garment racks make great clothes dryers, inside and outside the house!  Hanging clothes on the hangers makes it easier when it’s time to put them away, too, simply keep them on the same hanger and place them on the closet rod!
·         Outdoor Clothes Lines – These are great for maximum air drying of clothes.  Look for traditional wire clothes lines or even some newer models that are rotating stands – a more compact idea if you have limited outdoor space.  There are also great indoor clothes lines on the market now that can span across a bathtub or from wall to wall in the laundry room – look for ones that are retractable so that it is only out when you need it!
·         Air Drying Clothes is the Eco-Friendly Way!  In addition to not using a dryer, which uses up energy that is likely being supplied by burning fossil fuels, air drying your clothes will likely make them last longer.  And one of the worst things you can throw into a landfill is fabric, as it takes  a long time to decompose.

Versatile Clothing Racks for Gaining Storage

Portable clothing racks run the gamut from stylish to inconspicuous and are a great way to gain clothing storage when you need it most. These hooks can be used to organize clothes, allow them to air dry or provide additional storage. Try a removable door hook or a more permanent option like a wall mounted one to suit your storage needs.

For small, occasional storage try the folding instahanger clothes drying rack. When placed on the back of a closet door it can be used to store a freshly pressed suit or outfit so you have everything you need to get dressed. This hanger can also be used to dry clothes in the laundry room, with a long bar that holds plenty of hangers.

instahanger

For occasional storage that can be used throughout the home try an over the door hook that can be carried from room to room, depending on where you need it. Use one in the closet to organize an outfit or in the laundry room to hang clothes. Gain additional coat storage in your hall closet or an extra towel rack in the bathroom. These hooks are ideal for situations where you only need a small amount of extra storage.

A department store style clothing rack set on casters is a fun way to store clothes, and provides more closet space. Place the rack at an angle in the corner of a room, store it in a guestroom for additional storage space or use it as a coat rack for your next party. Use it to display your favorite pieces and make dressing fun.

garmentrack

Gain storage for a handful of hangers or an entire closet full, simply choose a rack to fit your clothing needs. In no time at all you’ll have manageable closets that make finding the clothes you need easy!

No matter the size, there’s a garment rack for your laundry room!

 

Laundry rooms come in all shapes and sizes, thankfully garment racks do too. It’s important to take a look at the space you have to use before deciding on a garment rack to help with laundry tasks. There are many different options of racks that will make your laundry tasks super easy!

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