The key to an organized laundry room is to think of the vertical space you have rather than the horizontal space. Even if your laundry room or laundry area is very small you may be surprised how well you can fit everything you need for laundry in there.
There are many types of laundry areas. One is a laundry room that is all to itself, another is a laundry room slash a half bathroom or other storage area. There are the ever so popular garage or basements that contain the washer and dryer combo and of course the kitchen laundry area combo. No matter what you are working with you can find a way to organize everything so it fits neat and nicely in your particular space.
Depending on what you would prefer to have will affect the choices that you make when it comes to the organizers that you use to customize the empty space you have above and around your washer and dryer.
Laundry Organizers - you don't always have what you need to make an organized laundry room on hand. Thankfully there are tons of different laundry organizers that you can use to make your laundry room really efficient and a pleasure to be because you'll be so productive when doing laundry that you will not be spending as much time in your laundry room.
Decide what it is that you need to accomplish in this area and then give yourself the area that you need in the space. Therefore if your washer and dryer are sharing the space with a half bathroom divide the room so that all toiletries are in one area and all laundry related items are above and around the washer and dryer. Generally what someone needs is a surface where that can fold and iron closes, shelves that can hold their laundry detergents, stain sprays, etc., at least one small hanging rod to hang clothes on.
If you are using a front loading washer and dryer you can use the top of your washer and dryer to store things, but be careful not to create clutter. Consider putting up shelves up above the appliances to store your detergents and/or a rod to hang your clothes. If you have room on the side of your washer and dryer consider using it to house a tall standing hamper and a small waste basket for when you clean out your link trap.
If you do not have any space on the sides of your washer and dryer but do have space in between you can get a rolling cart thin enough that is designed for laundry doing, you can find such a cart at www.organize.com If you have a top loading washer make sure that if you install shelves above it that you leave enough room for the lid to open completely. If you do not have a lot of laundry accessories that you use when you wash and dry clothes a simple wire shelf above and behind your washer or dryer will be enough to house everything you need and take up very little room.
When it doubt about making permanent installations in your laundry area the best way to get the storage space that you need to keep things organized it to use a laundry cart organizer. Some are tall enough they offer both a hanging rod, shelves for storage and a bin or a few bins for clean and/or dirty clothes. These organizers are designed to not take up too much space so you can tuck them away to the side of the room when they are not in use. Some even have a surface for folding and ironing.
People are often amazed at how much organizing their laundry room or laundry area makes the tasks of doing laundry a lot easier and much more enjoyable.