If you have any jumbo toy buckets, get them off the floor and put them onto the garage wall instead. like Aniko from Place of My Taste. Using the wall for storage allows for more floor space for big toys.
Can't beat a dutch door for charm factor (bonus: more ventilation!). Other lovely details in the laundry room include the patterned mosaic tile floor and folding table with a turned leg, reminiscent of early 20th century Colonial homes.
Hanging storage was included above the washer and dryer, for air-drying delicate items before they return to the closet or dresser. Two slim and tall rolling laundry hampers on wheels above the washer and dryer are collapsible and waterproof, for easy use and storage.
The round shape of balls can make them a challenge to store. For larger-sized balls, a slide-out bin is a smart way to group and hold the balls together. A hanging mesh bag or standing wire bins also work for medium or large balls, while portable baskets and bins are a good choice for smaller baseballs, softballs or tennis balls.
Here's another idea for how to keep drying clothes out of the way: a ceiling-mounted rack that raises and lowers with pulleys. The cast iron and wood Sheila Maid clothes airer has been around for more than 100 years and comes in six colors.
The downside of regular hampers: They're bulky, so where do you put them when they're not being used? Umbra's Crunch Can, available at The Container Store, stores flat and then pops into position to tote clothes around the house.
Is your laundry room or closet too small for a traditional trash can? Repurpose an outdoor literature holder into a wall-mounted trash can for lint, clothing tags and receipts that get left in pockets.
After you've finished de-wrinkling shirts, you need a temporary place to hang them within reach of the ironing board. A hook like this one from Spectrum Diversified Designs holds 12 hangers — plus it stores vertically.