DIY Pallet Laundry Shelf

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DIY Pallet Laundry Shelf
DIY Pallet Laundry Shelf
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Looking to organize your laundry rather than stare at piles of clothes in the laundry room? This DIY Pallet Laundry Shelf is just what you need to make your life easier. If you have a bigger family, sometimes it seems like the laundry is endless and everyone’s clothes are mixed together. This DIY pallet project will help you organize your clothes and save room. You can adjust the width and height of these DIY shelves based on your preferences and the size of your room. Since there are separate shelves for each basket, members of your family can easily grab their own laundry. 

From the blogger: "This DIY Pallet Laundry Shelf is a simple way to get organized for laundry!! plus it is easy to make as well out of pallets for a rustic look! This is great to have kids help make too, plus they can use it to make laundry chores easier on them to do as well. Supplies are screws, broken down pallet, drill to assemble the shelves, baskets, tape measure, and time to complete this DIY Pallet laundry shelf."

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueRepurposing


Materials List

  • Screws
  • Hammer/Pry Bry
  • Pallets
  • Laundry baskets
  • Saw

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I love this! My basement is so crowded. We are a fairly large family and laundry is always cycling through. I have several laundry baskets on the go at any given time. This would be great to keep things neat and organised, and it would give me a table to fold on as well.

OK, so this laundry shelf is a great idea. I know I will still have issues having my family get on board with being organized. However, nothing beats a failure but a try.

This is one of the neatest ideas I have seen by far for organizing laundry. You can just have everyone drop off stained items on the top, and place the rest in the corresponding color match. I think I will use a dark, light, and white laundry basket since my kids are more visual learners. I love that you can easily move this to another area when company comes for homes like mine that only have room for the washer and dryer in the laundry area.

This is a really smart idea. This application can be used for several uses not just a laundry shelf. Now that my husband and I are empty-nesters, we don't need a laundry shelf but this would come in handy in the garage just to store items that we use frequently.

What a clever way to use wood pallets and customize the size to fit your laundry baskets! It can be so tiring trying to find just the right thing to fit into the area you already have and this idea solves that! Besides sanding it and varnishing, I could see this painted in a bright cheery color, with a high gloss washable finish for another take on this great idea! You could even color code each shelf slide in area for each child for an extra touch! Great inspiration, thank you!


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