Utility Room Storage

We severely reduced the size of the original utility room to make room for a dining area and to move the kitchen into the space. But in approximately a 6’x10’ room we fit in a stacking washer and dryer, a small chest freezer, the boiler/hot water heater, its valves and pumps, a utility sink and our water storage treatment equipment.

Freezer and laundry supplies
Freezer and laundry supplies

Needless to say there is not a lot of room for storage. But many sundry things get stored in there. All cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, buckets, extra hangers, rags, mops, and whatever we can stuff in there.
It was a normal January day but I had an idea. I am a big fan of rolling carts. I have two in the garage for tools. Getting them out of the way is really easy. I had one in the front mudroom closet but decided I would make better use of the closet without the large rolling cart. So I transferred the tools and miscellaneous to shelves in the closet or the garage. It’s kind if a sad thing to move messes around and the cart is a little large for the utility room. But I totally filled it with the stuff piled in the room.

Storage, water treatment, laundry sink.
Storage, water treatment, laundry sink.

Now it is easier to get to stuff and easier to roll it out of the way when I need to change water filters or work with the valves or water treatment system.

Buckets, cleaners, rags, hangers.
Buckets, cleaners, rags, hangers on rolling cart.
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