Ikea's Asker series makes quick work of an organizing project.
Tip: Not to get too Martha on you, but sticking to complementary colors with similar objects when possible (as shown here, with cleaning supplies) gives an organized look.
Nothing builds resentment faster than when one person does all the work because the other keeps forgetting, so stay accountable with your housework. Do your best to make your chore zones pleasant. Clean up the laundry room, organize the linen closet and purchase a few snazzy cleaning supplies. It's amazing how a nice environment can motivate you both to get the job done.
This bar/hook/container idea is so fascinating to me. It is very versatile, because as seasons change so do household needs. I would like to find a way for this to look more clean and less cluttery. Needs a better use of the entire area in my opinion (perhaps a colored wall?)