Shelves and cabinets add storage space and can keep clutter in place. They can also provide space to fold clothes and organize detergent, fabric softener and other laundry supplies.
Keep your shelves organized. Storage containers are great for stowing away items you don't need all the time, keeping them clean and dust-free. Keep a small bin handy for those items lost in the washer/dryer like coins, buttons, and keys.
Keep a small trash bin next to your washer and dryer for lint and used dryer sheets.