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Can you tell me about your laundry baskets please?

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LongGinShortTonic · 18/04/2020 14:17

I"m talking about the ones you carry your washing back and forth in, not the ones you chuck dirty clothes in at the end of the day. My ten year old stalwart has just given up the ghost and developed a huge crack in the side, and I'm not sure how long parcel tape will do the job.

I can't decide what type to go for.

Are wicker ones really annoying with things catching and tights laddering?
Do the collapsable ones really save you lots of space?
Should I just get another plastic one (really don't want to buy more plastic if I don't need to)

I have an unrealistic expectation that a laundry basket I like will make me smile when I'm pegging the laundry out.

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Pinkflipflop85 · 18/04/2020 14:18

I love my collapsible one. It fits in the little gap between the machine and the wall.

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Oldraver · 18/04/2020 14:44

I had a couple form Aldi with handles that fold dowm (like a large supermarket shopping basket) though one now has broken a handle

Ive replaced with a couple from Asda and Sainsburys (both same design)

It has hand grips on three sides and an indentation on one lone side where you carry it against your waist/hip

like this but cheaper

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FifiForgot · 18/04/2020 14:52

IKEA blue bag does the job here!

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Chemenger · 18/04/2020 14:54

Ikea blue bag also.

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AlCalavicci · 18/04/2020 15:03

I have a collapsible one it's fine for underwear, t-shirts etc But any thing bigger is a pain to get through the slot in the top .

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InvisibleToEveryone · 18/04/2020 15:12

Another ikea blue bag here....several actually.

Great also for packing.
I use them when going on holiday, we drive, so they fit in the boot nicely and can be used for beach or laundry.

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BobTheDuvet · 18/04/2020 15:13

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missmouse101 · 18/04/2020 15:17

Collapsible one and it's fab. Fits in tall cupboard next to vacuum cleaner and ironing board!

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ElspethFlashman · 18/04/2020 15:23

We have one with a concave side for carrying against your waist. What I like about it is that it's large so you can fold them off the line and it fits absolutely loads so you can dump it in a corner until you have the energy to put it all away. It probably fits two loads if you have no sheets.

Have looked at the collapsible ones but always worried they'd be annoying to pull out every time.

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minipie · 18/04/2020 15:24

I have the Brabantia collapsible ones with the bamboo top. I bloody love them, they fit in the gap down the side of the washing machine, are light to carry and hold loads. The rectangle shape is much more efficient for holding folded laundry than the oval shape of so many baskets. They are expensive but I got them a third off on BrandAlley at the time.

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AmethystMoonShine · 18/04/2020 15:26

Green one from Ikea, easy to carry with one hand as its flexible and the handles can meet in the middle.

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AmethystMoonShine · 18/04/2020 15:27

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okiedokieme · 18/04/2020 15:27

Plastic £5 from Morrison's. 10 years old so far ... its single use plastic that's the problem, a hard wearing item is better than something that keeps needing replacement

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Barbararara · 18/04/2020 15:29

Totally off trend but I have ones that are like garden trugs and take up a disproportionate amount of space but they stay open when I set them down and don’t collapse unhelpfully when my arms are full of washing. But they are flexible and squish a bit for carrying. I find them brilliant and don’t mind them hanging around because they’re hardly ever not in use.

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NW2SW · 18/04/2020 15:36

Grey, felt like material. Great for lugging around and has a drawstring so it looks neat too.

Can you tell me about your laundry baskets please?
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CatBatCat · 18/04/2020 16:17

Ikea blue bag, hangs off the back of the bedroom door.

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Rubychard · 18/04/2020 16:33

Love my collapsible one. Fits under the sink in my new kitchen.

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AlrightBabby · 19/04/2020 16:42

Ikea blue bag - we use them for everything here!

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hairymuffet · 19/04/2020 16:46

Wicker ones go mouldy in the bottom with wet clothes sitting in itAngry

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VickyLouT · 24/04/2020 09:40

Black gaffer on mine has lasted 5years plus... just saying.

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TheGirlFromStoryville · 24/04/2020 09:46

I just use the aldi reusable bags, about 50p each. Manageable to carry and fold away.

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preponderings · 24/04/2020 19:30

Supermarket reusable shopping bag. Fits same amount of laundry as my washing machine. Easy to carry on stairs.

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