10 Easy Pieces: Laundry Hampers
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An old-fashioned laundry chute is the ultimate household convenience, but if you lack such a luxury, here are 10 standout laundry hampers that will do the trick. Above: A daily workhorse singled out in the Remodelista 100 (see page 308 of our book, Remodelista, A Manual for the Considered Home ), the Steele Square Carry Basket is available in a variety of sizes trimmed with gray or natural leather; pricing begins at $63.65 from Steele Canvas. Above: The Woven Hamper , handmade in Senegal from cattail grasses and recycled prayer mats, is $145 from Brook Farm General Store; contact for restock and availability. Similar Senegalese Storage Baskets in white and natural are available in three sizes—marked down from $148 to $69.99 for the largest—at Serena & Lily. Above: From The Laundress, Beckel's 100 percent unbleached cotton canvas catchalls come in two sizes: the Mini Hamper (16 inches high) is $32 and the Regular Hamper (24 inches) is $38; a Mini and Regular Hamper set is $63. Above:The Marie Pi Laundry Hamper has a folding wooden frame that is easily stored when not in use; $210 from Emmo Home. Above: The Laundry Box in a cotton linen polyester combination is a great budget option; $27.50 from Muji. Above: A Wire Hamper with removable canvas laundry bag; $44.99 from Gracious Home. Above: The Heavy-Duty Three-Bin Laundry Sorter on wheels is $59 from The Container Store. Above: The tapered Wire Hamper with White Liner Set includes a canvas liner with a drawstring closure and carrying strap; $59.95 from Crate & Barrel. Above: The lifetime-lasting Danish Vipp 441 Laundry Bin in stainless steel on rubber casters is €399 from Connox. Above: A good budget choice, the Umbra Round Crunch Can is $19.99 from The Container Store. For more laundry-related ideas, see our Laundry & Utility Room posts, including 10 Favorites: Space-Saving Laundry Rooms . Laundry potions we swear by? Have a look at our Domestic Science posts. N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on Feb 19, 2008 as part of our Laundry Rooms issue.