ViaRia · 11/07/2021 08:45
A pretty boring dilemma but hoping some of you can help.
I need to buy a laundry basket but the ones I have found and liked seem to be c.£150. Although I could afford it, it just seems like a lot of money to me…
Please would you let me know, either:
Would you/ have you really spent £150 on a laundry hamper? OR
If £150 is too much, what / where would you recommend instead? Ideally I’d like:
- Good quality, I’m not a fan of the throw-away society
- Nice looking design as it will be placed immediately at the entrance to my bedroom
- Two (or three) compartments to sort colours
- A hinged lid
- (Bonus points for) liners that can be easily removed and used as a basket/ bag to bring the dirty clothes downstairs to the washing machine.
altiara · 11/07/2021 21:57
It’s a lot of money but if you can afford it, I’d look at it as you use it everyday so better to buy the one you like and fits your brief rather than buy a cheaper one that doesn’t.
OldTinHat · 11/07/2021 21:58
TK Maxx have them sometimes. I bought something similar to what you describe 1yr ago for £15.
123rd · 11/07/2021 22:05
Can't seem to find it on the website but we have one from m&s. Tickets all of your boxes. Only had 2 compartments. Looks really nice and very good quality.
123rd · 11/07/2021 22:05
And this sounds really really daft but only just realised I can take the liner out to wash it!
TerribleCustomerCervix · 11/07/2021 22:13
Seconding TK Maxx for stuff like this, but they can be pretty hit and miss depending on what stock they have.
I got a plain grey canvas hamper from Lidl which is great- looks smart, has wheels that aren’t obvious looking and 3 compartments.
I’ve seen brabantia hampers for upwards of £100 with features including a smell filter - I’m not sure I understand why that would be needed for most people?!
WeatherwaxLives · 11/07/2021 22:18
I've got one of these, after it
was recommended on here, it's bloody brilliant! No lid, but you could easily make a fabric one to flip over the top. 30 quid.
Sparklynewname · 11/07/2021 22:19
I got a 4 sectioned one from Amazon. No lids though but I find that easier to get everything in and out. It also doesn’t get overrun as I take it down when it is getting full and wash that load.
TerribleCustomerCervix · 11/07/2021 22:38
Next have a few inoffensive ones that fit your criteria-
Ledgeofglory · 18/07/2021 17:18
I don’t know how to link but have you seen the new Joseph Joseph tots laundry hamper. Looks very stylish with two removable hampers.
I’d love it but just a bit pricey for me.
jaundicedoutlook · 18/07/2021 19:37
Neptune have some nice ones if you want to splash out…
TattiePants · 19/07/2021 14:12
I've had this for 6 years and it's still going strong although grey mightn't fit with your deco.
windmill26 · 19/07/2021 16:53
Tightwad2020 · 19/07/2021 21:06
I bought this one from the Conran Shop, about 12 years ago.
It now sells for £270, which makes me wince a bit. At the time, I probably paid about £120 for it. (I'd had a few years of making do, and I wanted to start spending on nice things a bit more, and my husband was still using some disgusting IKEA student bedroom thing). It is still in perfect nick, and I like looking at it. So I reckon these things earn their keep.
WellTidy · 24/07/2021 17:29
I have this triple and have had it for about five years. I paid full price for it and am happy with it. It’s used constantly, bags lifted out a few times a week. The only thing isn’t doesn’t have on your list is lids.
I use one for whites, one for lights and one for darks. I also have a separate basket (had it for years) for reds and delicates, so maybe a quadruple would cover all bases for you.
I love it - I wait until each bag is full, and only wash them. Carry the bag down to the machine, so never drop a random sock on the way. The bags themselves wash well.
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