Whether for your laundry room or any other room in your home, a laundry hamper is a functional item that serves an important purpose. However, some hampers may be a tad unsightly or industrial looking. If you’re the type of home owner who cares for such things, you might want to consider buying a more decorative laundry hamper in a style and color that will fit in with most decors. This could from a simply designed black and white print, to a more colorful and exotic animal print design.
Black and white hamper:
Black and white hampers pictured: left: Baby and Kids Clothes Black and White Isabella Laundry Hamper by Sweet Jojo Designs / right: Two Lumps of Sugar Demask Black/White Lumper
If you’re looking for a practical alternative to bulky square or round laundry hampers, consider saving some much needed floor space by simply using corner hampers to keep your dirty clothes, or your kids’ dirty clothes in one spot and off the floor. Corner hampers don’t take up much space and while they are great for laundry purposes, they can also be used to store toys, stuffed animals and other cluttering items.
Corner hampers pictured:
left: One Step Ahead 2-in-1 Toy Storage Bin Natural with Green Trim
right: Collapsible Bamboo Laundry Hamper W/cotton Liner. Triangle Shape by Ginson
A square hamper will also fit neatly into a corner.
If you have master closet big enough where you can freely walk around, a pull out ironing board installed in a closet drawer can be convenient when you quickly need to press a shirt or pair of pants. Granted, you could easily do the same thing in the laundry room, but if you don’t have a laundry room, you may not want a full-sized ironing board in plain sight for all to see or stuffed into a small utility closet.
Closet ironing board:
Closet ironing board pictured: Pull Out Ironing Board With Ball Bearing, Soft Closing Slides by Home Storage
If you tend to spend a lot of time camping or hanging out at your own summer cottage, for days or weeks on end, you know that laundry can quickly pile up. A fold-able and pop-up laundry hamper can easily accommodate two loads of dirty clothes, making it easier when traveling back and forth from the house to the cottage. Simply fold it up and store it in the trunk until needed.
Pink laundry hamper:
Pink laundry hampers pictured:
left: Badger Basket Folding Hamper and Storage Bin
right: DAZZ Deluxe Pop-Up Hamper
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Getting your children to pick up their dirty clothes off the floor can be a little frustrating when it comes time to do the laundry. A small clothes hamper with a lid can help alleviate some of that frustration as you can place the hamper in a corner, behind a door or in their closet. Then all they would have to do is to toss their dirty clothes in the hamper and you’re good to go.
Small clothes hampers:
Small clothes hampers pictured:
Left: ClosetMaid Fabric Drawer / Right: United Solutions Rectangular Plastic Laundry Hamper with Lid, 1-1/2 Bushel Capacity, White