Arrange products and supplies according to how you use them. Anything you regularly need should be within easy reach; place extras and incidentals on a high shelf or another out-of-the-way spot.
Decant detergents from large boxes and jugs into smaller containers or soap boxes; refill as needed.
Store small supplies in boxes or bins. Place stain-removal products in one, sewing materials in another and sponges in a third. Have rags on hand for spills.
Sort whites, colours, delicates, and heavily soiled items in bins or tilt out laundry hampers.
Dry it off
Keep a drying rack handy for drip-dry items.
Get a hidden ironing-board so the board and iron are secure and out of the way but easily accessible.
Hang it up
Install hanging space in the laundry room on which to hang clothes as you iron or install an adjustable valet rod to the wall to use when ironing.
Keep clothes hangers and mesh bags for delicates with your cleaning supplies or in a nearby cabinet.
Use free space in the laundry room to store gift wrap, ribbon, basic tools and pet supplies.