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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More Home Storage Solutions
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!
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!