Views: 60 Author: KWORLD Publish Time: 2019-01-16 Origin: Site
At some point, it happens to all of us: We reach the age where "storing" our dirty laundry on our bedroom or closet floor just isn't acceptable any longer. For some, that day arrives in childhood. For others, not until college and a shared dorm room. And for the rest, not until an annoyed significant other complains, "Can't you ever pick up your dirty socks?"
Luckily, choosing a satisfactory laundry basket or hamper isn't rocket science; it's mostly a matter of preference, along with a hefty dollop of utility and logistics. If you do laundry in your own home, it's easier to worry about appearance. If you tote a heavy load of dirty clothing to a laundromat, a community laundry room, or your parents' home, portability becomes a bigger issue.
Having said all that, some laundry baskets hold up better than others, and we've narrowed down the field to the very best ones you can buy, but first, let's get into all the things you should look for in a laundry basket or hamper.There are a few things to consider when it's time to wrangle that mountain of laundry into the perfect basket.
Consider the size and shape.
The sweet spot here largely depends on where you'll be using the basket. A tall, thin hamper is a good choice for a dorm room or tiny apartment. A wide, low basket fits nicely in the average-or-larger sized bedroom closet. A cute, round basket is nice in the baby's nursery, while a multi-sectioned, large, rolling laundry hamper will make life easier if you have a large family or a designated laundry room. If you have to haul your laundry up and down stairs, you're least likely to lose your step carrying a laundry bag.
Consider to buy a basket with sturdy handles.
A laundry basket with sturdy handles is an absolute must. I detest a basket that has handles that bend when I pick it up. You should know if you living with 6 people in your house that our laundry baskets are piled high and that makes them heavy. You need a basket where the handles stay put and can bear the weight of our laundry.
Consider the style of laundry baskets you want to buy.
Choose a plastic hamper if you want something relatively inexpensive, durable and easy to clean. Plastic hampers are lightweight and easy to carry, but they are not always attractive.
Pick a cloth hamper if you want a hamper that is lightweight and breathable. Prices can vary widely depending on the design, but generally cotton fabric hampers are cheaper than canvas ones. Cloth hampers can be embroidered with the owner's name or the type of laundry that they're intended to hold. Some cloth hampers can be machine washed.
Select a wicker hamper or bamboo hamper if you want a range of attractive styles to choose from. These hampers tend to be more expensive than cloth or plastic, and most cannot be easily cleaned.
Choose a wooden hamper if you want something to match other wooden accessories in your home or to create a designer look. Wooden hampers are generally the most expensive options, and you must make sure they aren't exposed to wet laundry, since damp wood can warp.