I need a massive laundry hamper

(24 Posts)
Dorisdolalee Thu 08-Sep-16 16:09:31

I am fed up of hundreds of piles of washing and the basket I've got is way too
Small. Does anyone have any ideas for very big useful and solid laundry baskets.

ChipmunkSundays Thu 08-Sep-16 18:59:48

We have two big plastic ones from Ikea. Not very pretty, but capacious and hidden inside a cupboard anyway.

We have 2 in our bedroom for me/dh. One for darks and one for lights. The kids have a pop up one each in their rooms. I make up a load from all the baskets depending on whether its darks, whites, colours, etc

Hufflepuffin Thu 08-Sep-16 19:02:52

We have this one, it's brilliant AmazonBasics Three-Bag Laundry Sorter www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NUS5KI6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_NEA0xbEFENE7C

www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4025689.htm#pdpProductReviews these are the ones we have in our room - one for lights, one for darks

Batteriesallgone Thu 08-Sep-16 19:05:20

I have a double one from John Lewis downstairs in the utility room next to the washing machine. I split into whites and darks. Each side can hold just over two loads (8kg machine but tend to under-load it). It's white and quite attractive. Then I also have small wicker ones in each bedroom.

I fecking HATED lugging heavy washing baskets downstairs so now every day or two the bedroom ones get brought down and emptied / sorted into the big one and a wash goes on.

Dorisdolalee Thu 08-Sep-16 19:38:14

Well I have a too small flat and too many people and kids not old enough to put things in washing baskets somim
Thinking I'd like a really huge but not too unattractive one.
Thanks all for your ideas. Envious of your stairs and utility rooms smile

Dorisdolalee Thu 08-Sep-16 19:39:16

Hufflepuffin that looks like a good one. It means business!

Crystal15 Thu 08-Sep-16 19:42:47

I have a big wicker one from argos. It can hold like 2 weeks worth of clothes, not that I should be admitting to that! I have a folded away sports direct bag which I carry loads down in

The trouble with a huge one is that stuff can get lost down the bottom of it. That's why I would prefer more than one smaller one or a sectioned one to separate them out

Dorisdolalee Thu 08-Sep-16 20:13:26

Yes I do think sections are a good idea

Hufflepuffin Thu 08-Sep-16 21:32:34

Having the three sections has made it less of a chore to put washing on as it is all pre sorted, and I like that you can carry the sections downstairs. It's big though!

MinnowAndTheBear Thu 08-Sep-16 21:36:09

I have a similar one to Huff and with no word of exaggeration it has changed my life

Dorisdolalee Thu 08-Sep-16 22:26:53

Goodness. Love that minnow!
So how does it look in real life?! I'm worried it might be a bit functional looking. I don't have a utility room...

Hufflepuffin Fri 09-Sep-16 09:57:48

It is functional looking! It looks better than a mound of laundry though... It's sturdier than it looks in the pictures. When we move I'm hoping it fits in a cupboard somewhere.... Three large nice ones would probably have the same effect!

WellTidy Fri 09-Sep-16 10:06:45

I have that one that Huff linked to and I agree, it has changed my life. Genuinely. Before I got it, I was finding that I was doing a load of washing, sometimes two loads, every day. It was taking ages and really getting me down. Now I only wash a load when the section is full. I use one for whites, one for lights and one for darks. I don't put towels in there, they just get taken from the bathroom and washed once a week. Same with bedding, strip the beds and put the sheets straight into the machine.

Dorisdolalee Fri 09-Sep-16 12:01:56

I'm almost entirely convinced. The washing piles in my flat massively depresses me and i feel like I'm just constantly shoving stuff in the washing machine so that I don't have to see it!

Dorisdolalee Fri 09-Sep-16 14:30:33

Ok all
Ordered. I'll let you know how much my life has changed in a month or so!

Eidel Sat 10-Sep-16 00:14:20

This washing basket has a 40 litre capacity, would that be big enough for you?

40litres is small. That's a basket that I take clothes to the machine in and it holds about 1 washing load.

Noseypoke Mon 12-Sep-16 16:38:57

I have the one Huff has too, but I have four sections. it's fab, you won't regret buying it!

Hufflepuffin Mon 12-Sep-16 17:43:07

Four sections?! pant, pant

Dorisdolalee Tue 13-Sep-16 21:14:22

I am enjoying it so far. I do feel more organised I have to say smile

StillRabbit Tue 20-Sep-16 11:18:09

In my room I have three of these www.lakeland.co.uk/23455/Curver-Faux-Rattan-Lidded-Laundry-Basket-Slim-40L. Washing gets sorted as it is put in the baskets, lights, darks and 'special' (things that go on very gentle wash like bras and some of my dresses). I use those large plastic handled buckets from a garden centre to take my selected load to the machine, out of the machine, out to the line and off the line.

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