Ironing Board Storage Ideas & Organizing Solutions For Ironing Supplies

While organizing your laundry room or laundry area one of the things you've got to consider are possible places for ironing board storage, and how to organize all of your ironing supplies in the space you've got.


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What works best for you when considering organizing ironing accessories depends on several factors, including how much you actual iron clothing in your home, and also the layout of your laundry room, or other area where you typically iron.

Therefore, below I've gathered quite a few ideas for how you can store your ironing board, which is an unwieldy and large item, along with the smaller accessories involved with ironing, including such items as the steam iron items, plus spray starch and whatever else you may use when doing this task.

These ideas can obviously be used any time, but they are especially helpful when working through the Laundry Room Organization Challenge here on the site.

Make sure, of course, to also declutter any items you don't want to keep before trying to decide how to store the rest. While in the process of decluttering laundry supplies also consider ironing supplies.

In addition to getting inspiration from below, make sure to send me in photos of how you store your ironing supplies. The best ideas and photos will be added to the site!

Top image courtesy of Amazon.com, showing wall mounted ironing board, and second photo from a reader, Regina.

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Over The Door Ironing Board Holder {Some With Ironing Supplies Storage}

Over the door ironing board holder to keep your board and ironing supplies handy, but still out of the way while not in use {featured on Home Storage Solutions 101}InterDesign Over The Door Ironing Board Holder
{Click here to purchase on Amazon.com}

One of the most common ways to store your board is to hold it on your door while not in use, using an ironing board holder.

Many of these holders also come with additional attachments or compartments to allow you to store your ironing supplies and accessories right with your board.

All you've got to do is take your board down and set it up when you need to use it, but when it isn't in use it is folded and out of the way.

Here are several varieties of these holders available for purchase:

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Fold Down Over The Door Ironing Board

Keep your ironing board on the back of a door, and when you're ready to iron just fold it down and it's ready for use with this over the door ironing board {featured on Home Storage Solutions 101}Household Essentials Over The Door Ironing Board
{Click here to purchase on Amazon.com}

A similar type of way to store your board as shown above is using an over the door ironing board that folds down for use, attached to the door.

This is different than the holder shown above, because to use the ironing board that you hold with a holder, you take it off the hangers and set it up somewhere in your home.

Instead, with this fold down model you have a special ironing board that attaches to your door, and when you want to iron something you just fold down the board and begin to press your clothes right there by the door.

If you want to use a model like this you've got to make sure your laundry room is organized to have enough floor space right behind the door to let the board completely fold out for use, plus for you to have room to stand and do your ironing.

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Fold Down Wall Mounted Ironing Board

Wall mounted ironing board that folds out for use when you need it {featured on Home Storage Solutions 101}Wall mounted ironing board
{Click here to purchase on Amazon.com}

If you'd like the convenience of a fold down board, but your laundry room door isn't an ideal place for it, you can get a wall mounted board that you can place anywhere on your wall.

I suggest choosing carefully where you place such a board, thinking about how far the board will extend when extended out, plus how much room you'll need for standing while doing the ironing.

You also want to mount it at a comfortable height so your back doesn't hurt as you press your clothes, and also because you will press down on the board you want to make sure it is securely in the wall, preferably in the wall studs, so it doesn't pull away from the wall as you press down hard on the board with the iron.

These folding boards can be quite handy though, because all you do is pull it down and then put it back up when you're done. No need to fight the big ironing board to get it all set up.

If you want something really fancy there are also in wall ironing boards, which are basically the same thing as the wall mounted versions, but inside a recessed cabinet in your wall. That means it takes up slightly less floor space when extended, and when folded up it is flush with the wall instead of jutting out from the wall a bit like most wall mounted items.

Here's a photo of one below.

Household Essentials stow away in wall ironing board that folds out for use when you need it, and then goes back into the cabinet in your wall when not in use {featured on Home Storage Solutions 101}Household Essentials Stow Away In Wall Ironing Board
{Click here to purchase on Amazon.com}

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If You Don't Do Much Ironing Consider Ditching The Big Board For Something Smaller

All of the ideas above are helpful for people who do enough ironing to justify the large amount of space that a traditional ironing board takes in your home.

However, if you rarely if ever iron don't be afraid to get something that will take up a lot less space and still work for your needs.

Here's several of my favorites suggestions you can use instead of the larger board.

Household Essentials Tabletop Mini Ironing Board is a great alternative to a large board if you don't do a lot of ironing, but only do some rather infrequently {featured on Home Storage Solutions 101}Household Essentials Tabletop Mini Ironing Board
{Click here to purchase on Amazon.com}

The first is a mini ironing board which you can temporarily mount to a tabletop for some quick ironing. This is a good solution if you don't have room for a big board, but it can actually be stored on the back of the door if you'd like.

Combine two laundry tasks into one storage unit when you get a laundry sorter with an attached ironing board on top {featured on Home Storage Solutions 101}Honey Can Do Rolling Ironing & Sorter Laundry Center
{Click here to purchase on Amazon.com}

Another option is to choose a product that combines two different functions at once, like this combination laundry sorter and ironing board. That way the board takes up no more space than the sorter itself.

If you don't want to waste space on a large ironing board instead use an ironing mat and turn any flat surface into an ironing board {featured on Home Storage Solutions 101}Magnetic Ironing Mat
{Click here to purchase on Amazon.com}

Finally, you could completely ditch an ironing board and instead use an ironing mat like the one shown above. It makes any flat surface transform into an ironing board, and then more easily store this when it's not in use.

It is magnetic so that when you use it on top of your washer or dryer, for example, the mat doesn't slide as easily.

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I hope these ideas help you figure out how you want to store your ironing supplies and board in your home. There's actually a lot of ways to choose from, which may have surprised you!

There are even more ideas for storage and organizing on the site in the {A-Z} Storage Solutions & Ideas round up page. Go check it out if you'd like to see even more ideas.

In addition, if these ideas have inspired you to organize even more things in your laundry room make sure to read the Laundry Room Organization Challenge, which is part of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge I run on the site!


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