These 4 Ikea laundry room ideas can make even the smallest space useful

Looking for Ikea laundry room ideas? Want to make the most of a small space? We’ve done the hard work for you and found the best buys

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Ikea laundry room storage is pretty hard to beat. It’s practical, stylish, great value and there are solutions to make even the smallest of spaces – perhaps even just a closet – feel organized and clutter free. What’s not to love about that? 

So say goodbye to messy piles of laundry, overflowing cupboards and impractical storage and get sorted with our pick of the best Ikea laundry room ideas for your compact space. Sadly, we can't do your laundry for you, but these clever designs might make life just that little bit easier. 

1. SPACE-SAVING DRYING RACKS

Frost clothes drying rack from Ikea

The Frost drying rack from Ikea is just $14.99/£10

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Always struggling to find space to dry your clothes in the house? This handy FROST drying rack is the answer. Suitable for use both indoors and out (handy for the when the sun does decide to make an appearance), it's simple to fold up when not in use and can be stored flat against a wall or tucked away neatly inside a closet. 

At just $14.99/£10, this is one smart buy you should add to your Ikea shopping list. 

MULIG DRYING RACK

With two fold-out wings for extra clothes storage, there's plenty of space on this MULIG dryer. There's also four extra hooks for hanging smaller items like socks and underwear. Priced at $24.99/£15.View Deal

PRESSA HANGING DRYER

This hanging dryer is ideal for small spaces. It comes with 16 clips for hanging your clothes and the turquoise shade will add a splash of colour to your laundry room. It's too good a buy to miss at just $4.99/£3View Deal

2. HANDY LAUNDRY BASKETS

Torkis laundry basket Ikea

The TORKIS laundry basket costs $7.99/£5

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Make light work of carrying dirty laundry from your bedroom or bathroom to the washing machine and then to the dryer with the TORKIS laundry basket. Made from soft, flexible plastic with two handles for ease of use, it costs $7.99/£5

PLUMSA LAUNDRY BAG

Proof that laundry storage doesn't have to be boring, this laundry bag features a monochrome geometric print to inject a touch of style to your space. It features a plastic coating on the inside to protect against moisture and costs $12.99/£9View Deal

SNAJDA LAUNDRY BAG

Hang this on a hook on the back of your laundry room door using the loop at the top and you've got the perfect space-saving way to store your dirty laundry. This fabric bag can even be turned into a backpack so you can carry your laundry to your laundry room. It costs $4.99/£4.View Deal

3. COMPACT IRONING BOARD

JALL ironingboard table Ikea

The space-saving JALL tabletop ironing board costs $5.99/£4

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Ironing might not be one of our favorite household chores, but we reckon even we could find a little more enthusiasm for it thanks to this mini design. A perfect buy for compact laundry rooms, the JALL tabletop ironing board folds entirely flat when not in use so you can simply hang it from a hook on the back of a door. Priced at $5.99/£4, this is space saving at its best. 

4. STYLISH STORAGE 

Byholma basket Ikea

The Byholma storage basket in grey costs $9.99/£6

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When it comes to getting organized in your laundry room, storage baskets are your new best friend. Perfect for storing everything from pegs to cleaning cloths, they're ideal for clearing the everyday laundry room clutter from your countertops. 

For a smart and streamlined look, line up several of the same designs on open shelving (style tip – odd numbers always look best). This BYHOLMA design is handwoven from rattan for a unique look and costs $9.99/£6

FLADIS STORAGE BASKET

Keep your laundry room essentials close to hand with this on-trend basket, which costs $9.99/£13. Handwoven from seagrass, it features a stylish braided design. Keep the handles turned up to hide the contents, or fold them down to show things off.  View Deal

RISATORP BASKET

Made from steel mesh, this basket is a great way to bring a fun, industrial vibe to your laundry room. Available in three different colours (blue, red and white) with a birch veneer handle, it's a great way to give your room a vibrant storage update without blowing the budget. It costs $12.99/£10.View Deal

RABBLA BOX WITH LID

This soft fabric storage box with a bamboo lid is a smart update for any laundry room. Perfect for keeping laundry essentials neat, tidy and hidden from view. Available in several different sizes, this one costs $19.99/£12View Deal