In households, we usually have our laundry hamper hidden because it doesn’t look so nice when out in the open: who wants to see a laundry hamper, it’s an eyesore. There are many styles of laundry hampers: padded fabric ones which my mum had back in the 1970’s, and plastic hampers that college students usually have, but there are also some made of wood. They are cabinets, really, with the laundry bag inside, hidden from view. These can look quite nice, as they are more like a piece of attractive furniture that can fit into your decor.
Laundry hamper furniture:
Laundry hamper furniture pictured: Elegant Home Fashions Laundry Hamper with Tilting Cane-Paneled Door, Espresso.
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
If your laundry hamper is situated in the laundry room, it might not be a big deal what it looks like. But if you have one in other rooms of the house, you might want one that can blend in nicely with the decor or color theme of the room. A black laundry basket can fit nicely in most rooms as a neutral color and depending on the material it is made from, can be a complementary addition to its surroundings.
Black laundry basket:
Black laundry baskets pictured: Left: Quality Rattan Design – 23″ Water Hyacinth Rush Grass Laundry Clothes Hamper Basket – 3 Colors (black pictured) by ORIENTAL FURNITURE / Right: 2.0Bushel BLK Hamper, black by HMS
There’s no denying that picking up dirty clothes and doing the laundry is pretty much a chore that is probably not on everyone’s favorite things to do list. However, it needs to be done and there’s no getting around it. A laundry hamper helps out a bit barbecue you can toss all the dirty clothes in it and carry it or wheel it to the laundry room which helps to make things a little easier. And whether you have a really cool laundry hamper, or a “boring” old one, as long as the hamper is not broken or falling apart, then one is probably just as good as another.
Cool laundry hampers:
Cool laundry hampers pictured: Left: CreativeWare Fold N Store Hamper, red / Right: Lamont Home Brights Apartment Hamper, Grape
If you don’t have a laundry hamper to keep dirty clothes out of sight, things can get messy rather quickly. A wood laundry hamper is both a functional container to keep your clothes in and a nice looking piece of furniture that can fit in most rooms without anyone suspecting that it holds dirty clothes. Great for small homes or apartments with limited space.
Wood laundry hamper with lid:
Wood laundry hamper with lid pictured: Oceanstar BHV0100W Bowed Front Veneer Laundry Wood Hamper with Interior Bag, in natural and white finish.