It's hard to see but you can cover your ugly basement ceiling with cheap white fabric and a staple gun. I will post the before and after pictures when the whole room is complete. This will help perspective buyers not be creeped out and make the room feel crisp and clean with little effort and minimal cost.
If your laundry is in an unfinished basement you can still have it be organized. Rafter-hung shelves create storage where none would otherwise be possible and a hanging area to allow air dry clothes to hang dry.