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The laundry mountain - in search of the perfect laundry basket

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Waferthinmint Sun 20-Jan-13 20:09:42

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treesntrees Wed 23-Jan-13 18:37:22

BHS have some nice striped slim ones in various colours with lids. I've had to restrain myself from buying one as there is nowt wrong with my plakky one

Abigail9580 Mon 21-Jan-13 17:03:43

All you people are so organised! I love it!! Going to steal the idea of having separate baskets for everyone's clean laundry, it's brilliant! And also ones to sort them (light/dark) as you go, but not sure my DH would get it!!

WhispersOfWickedness Mon 21-Jan-13 16:55:00

But if I had a utility room, I could have tubs <sobs some more>

We only have one bathroom in the house too hmm

Waferthinmint Mon 21-Jan-13 15:56:21

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Waferthinmint Mon 21-Jan-13 15:55:39

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ISeeSmallPeople Mon 21-Jan-13 11:39:54

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Vertically Mon 21-Jan-13 11:35:19

I have 3 tall slim baskets from tesco, one each for darks/lights/colours, for dirty washing, once ones full it goes off for washing, and about 20 of the flexi-tubs from asda, large one for me and DP, a small one for each of the 3dc, a large one for towels/bedding, and 2 small ones for school uniform.

Each tub is named/labelled and each person (except the 2yr old) is responsible for their own tub. The Dc/Dp is also responsible for bringing their own dirty clothes/towels down and putting it in the right tub, else it doesnt get washed.

marriedinwhite Mon 21-Jan-13 11:32:56

One laundry basket outside the main family bathroom. Sort it every morning and it sort of sits in layers with the day's dirties on the top. Wash every single day and more at weekends 9/10 loads a week here. Bring a load down every morning, feed cats. Empty tumbler fold what doesn't need ironing ready to go back upstairs, put wet washed stuff in tumbler and load and start washing machine. All just part of the routine and don't think about it.

Then I make a cup tea, empty dishwasher while kettle boils and make dd's packed lunch. Make everyone else a hot drink and sort out breakfast. Leave at 7.30 to take dd to school bus stop (too far to walk) - come back and pick up ds and drive him to school which is on the way to work for me.

I just don't spend much time thinking about it all.

MrsBucketxx Mon 21-Jan-13 11:23:28

Me too whispers sad

WhispersOfWickedness Mon 21-Jan-13 09:54:53

I have the first sorter linked, it's great smileI am envy about the utility rooms/laundry rooms though, I would love one of those <sobs>

ISeeSmallPeople Mon 21-Jan-13 09:50:46

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ISeeSmallPeople Mon 21-Jan-13 09:39:48

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Ambi Mon 21-Jan-13 09:01:33

I have 3 laundry baskets in our room. All dirty washing goes in. Darks, lights and whites when one gets full it goes to the wash. I love this system and would never go back to one hamper.

MrsBucketxx Mon 21-Jan-13 08:51:28

Heres mine

DewDr0p Mon 21-Jan-13 08:35:14

John Lewis has a good triple sorter one which I bought recently. Could do with a small separate basket for delicates though.

Ds1 also has one in his room for dcs' laundry and a big woven basket with lid for bedding and towels.

I have 2 plastic baskets for carting it all around.

Am loving the idea of 5 baskets to sort it into too!

OwlCatMouse Mon 21-Jan-13 08:28:18

Try this one

ThreeBeeOneGee Mon 21-Jan-13 08:20:32

ThreeBeeOneGee Mon 21-Jan-13 08:18:25

Sorry, forgot to say that the triple thing for dirty laundry lives in the family bathroom, which is very close to the children's bedrooms.

TheDailyWail Mon 21-Jan-13 08:16:54

Is it only me who has a collection of baskets in my quest to find the perfect one?

I have a sorter which is in my dd's bedroom. I have another one which has all the children's hangers in them. Then I have a further 2 baskets to take washing to the machine (I had 3 but one broke)

ThreeBeeOneGee Mon 21-Jan-13 08:16:30

We have the triple laundry basket. Each section has a giant net bag hanging inside it which gets carried to the washing machine once it's full.

Above the washing machine and tumble dryer is a long shelf with six plastic baskets on it, one for each person. As the clean stuff comes out of the tumble dryer it gets folded into the correct basket. When the baskets are full, everyone takes them upstairs and puts their own clean laundry away.

MrsBucketxx Mon 21-Jan-13 08:07:35

I got two from homebase and still have to sort it.

I like the sectioned idea but I dont have the space for this

RooneyMara Mon 21-Jan-13 08:02:52

Oh what a useful thread. Thankyou OP thanks

I've got a plastic one for the dc's but could really do with a nice, not terribly ugly thing for the big bedroom. I've looked everywhere I can think of and it's all really weak wickery type things (dunelm) with bad hinges and saggy lids, or it's plastic blue or green things which just look horrid.

It needs to be fairly slim, not a wide, low basket thing iyswim
Any recommendations gratefully received.

Flisspaps Mon 21-Jan-13 07:40:43

I have four of those plastic 'trug' things - one for whites, lights, darks and towels.

ISeeSmallPeople Mon 21-Jan-13 07:33:42

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Waferthinmint Mon 21-Jan-13 07:29:38

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