8 Great Places to Store Ironing Boards (Small Spaces)

Ironing boards can take up a lot of space.  This fact can create a nightmare for minimalists and for people with small spaces.

But just because you live in a small space, it doesn’t mean you have to live with wrinkled clothing.  It just means you have to get creative when storing your ironing boards.

Here are 8 great places to store ironing boards:

(See our reference links to examples and items for Ironing Board Space Saving!)

Inside Your Mirror

Most ironing boards aren’t very attractive to look at, and we usually try to hide them as best we can.

One way to do this is to hide it inside of a mirror cabinet.

These mirror cabinets can be built to store both large and small ironing boards, and they can be fully supported, or they can come out of the mirror to be used as standalone ironing boards. 

Generally, the ones that are supported are better for small spaces, but they are a bit less versatile.



Get a large mirror, and you can even store your iron inside of the cabinet as well.

This keeps everything in one place and should cut down on your morning ironing rush.

Under the Bed

One of the simplest methods for storing an ironing board is to buy a folding ironing board that you can slide underneath your bed.

The average ironing board is only about four feet in length, so most people won’t have any problem sliding it under the bed laterally.

This should leave plenty of room for you to store other items there as many do with small apartments and tiny houses.

The key to this strategy is to buy a high-quality ironing board that you can fold and unfold easily.  In the past, I’ve bought cheap folding ones, and I found they always broke at the worst possible time.

This led to me showing up to sales meetings and interviews with a wrinkled shirt.  Don’t be like me, buy a good folding ironing board.

As a Table Surface

Some innovative companies have created tables with ironing boards built into them.

They work well as credenza tabletops, but they are shaped a bit strangely.

To get around this, other companies have designed the ironing board so that it folds down beside the table.

The nice thing about an ironing board like this is that it offers up a lot of storage inside of it.

The downside, of course, is that you won’t be able to use the tabletop for storage.

(See our reference links to examples and items for Ironing Board Space Saving!)

Alongside Your Washer and Dryer

Oftentimes, you’ll find that there is a gap between the wall and your washer and dryer.

One way to take advantage of this gap is to fold your ironing board up and put it in this unused space.

The only issue you may have with this is that the side of your dryer may get hot, and this could create a fire hazard.  Before placing your ironing board alongside your laundry appliances, check to see how hot they get when you run them.

Alternatively, take the ironing board out of this gap each time you run your dryer.

You’ll have to take it out anyway to iron your dry clothes, and it will make a good surface for you to fold them on when your done drying.

Under Your Couch

One of the best ways to break up the monotony of having to iron a lot of clothes is to watch television while you do it.

Place your folding ironing board underneath your couch, and you’ll be right in front of your tv each time you use it.

This doesn’t just apply to your couch, either.  An ironing board should fit under most love seats as well.

Don’t have enough space underneath your furniture?  You may find that you can hide your ironing board behind your couch, loveseat, or recliner.

Either way, your ironing board will be right where you need it right when you need it.

On Your Closet Door

Get an ironing board with a built-in set of hooks on it, and you can easily hang it on the door.

The best place is usually your bedroom closet door or laundry room door, but anyplace that is convenient for you should work out.

This hook is inexpensive, and you’ll be able to continue to use the ironing board you already have with it.

(See our reference links to examples and items for Ironing Board Space Saving!)

Inside a Drawer

Recently, organizational companies have come up with an ironing board that slides in and out of a drawer.

This system can be used in closets as well as kitchen cabinets.

I like this system because it doesn’t take up much space, and it blends in with the cabinets.  The downside to this system is that most of the ironing boards will be fastened to the drawer so you won’t be able to move them.

This means you’ll have to bring the tv to the ironing board rather than then the other way around.

On the Wall

Instead of hiding their ironing boards in closets, on doors, and underneath of furniture, some people decide to display their ironing boards.

You can do this by buying an artistic looking ironing board cover or by buying a fancy looking ironing board.

Vintage ironing boards are great for this as their usually made of wood, and they can be finished off with a stain that matches your furniture.

You can find these at flea markets, in consignment stores, and of course, on eBay.

Final Thoughts

Ironing will always be a chore, but storing your ironing board doesn’t have to be.

Get creative and work with your space, and you should be able to come up with a great storage solution for both your ironing board and your iron.

References:

Wall Mounted Storage Cabinet Foldable with Mirror, White – Amazon.com

SpaceMaster Ironing Board Center, 29″ Tall, Black, and White – Amazon.com

Sunbeam Over The Door Ironing Board Holder – Amazon.com

Hidden Ironing Board with Heat Resistant Cover for Space Saving – Amazon.com

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