A laundry room should be a happy place, especially when you do roughly 17 loads a week! I reached a point a couple weeks ago where I couldn't take the mess any more and outfitted two closets with Elfa shelving (thanks, Norway). The professional installation was pricey, so I did it myself.
There was one narrow shelf that just wasn't cutting it.
Laundry Closet (before - gasp!)
I removed the shelf and patched the walls.
I painted the walls.
Installed shelving! Ahhh...bring on the dirties.
I tried to make due with a free-standing shelving unit, which clearly wasn't working. I was using the bar here for drying laundry which was a drag.
Pantry Closet (before - double gasp!)
I removed two old shelves (and bent my girlie hammer in the process), patched, painted and installed shelves and drawers! I look forward to opening the doors now.