While there’s no denying the pleasure of a freshly washed set of towels or a crisply ironed pillowcase, the journey from hamper to linen closet isn’t always a delight. With the right tools, though, you can take the slog out of wash day by transforming your laundry room into an oasis of calm and order—or, at least, a slightly more aesthetically pleasing destination in which to spend a Sunday afternoon. From fragrant linen sprays to charmingly old-fashioned drying racks, these picks will make housekeeping a piece of cake.
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A British classic.
The Laundry Maid, £265, devolkitchens.com
Corral clutter in a handwoven basket.
Walnut Cross Basket by Emily Ridings, $520, fschumacher.com
Pre-sorting saves time on laundry day.
Double Laundry Sorter by Werkstätten Haus Hall, €139, manufactum.com
Padding protects delicates—and a fun print adds a dash of cheer.
Padded Coat Hangers (Set of 3), $33, mollymahon.com
Rubber bristles grab lint without damaging fabrics.
Lint Brush, $39, brookfarmgeneralstore.com
Beautifully utilitarian (and can be wired for US outlets).
Dionis Wall Light, £1,050, studio-atkinson.com
For drying socks and other small items.
Bamboo Laundry Peg Airer, $13, goldricknaturalliving.co.uk
Eco-friendly and deliciously fragrant.
Super Frais Laundry Soap by Kerzon $30, hbx.com
For the crispest table linens imaginable.
Miele Rotary Iron, $2,550, williams-sonoma.com
So much prettier (and more sustainable) than plastic.
Reusable Spray Bottle, $10, shop.loganmercantile.com
A sprinkle before ironing creates a delightful cloud of scent.
Lavanda Lavender Water, $48, bostongneralstore.com
Made in France since 1969, they’re guaranteed for life.
Pincinox Stainless Steel Clothespins, $24, flotsamandfork.com
A brilliant small-space solution.
Maple Drying Rack, $174, schoolhouse.com
Fluff towels without dryer sheet residue.
Wool Dryer Balls (Set of 4), $10, publicgoods.com
Extend the life of your favorite knits.
The Sweater Stone, $10, containerstore.com
A simple decluttering solution for any room.
Shaker Peg Rails, from $23, connectedgoods.com