Traditional laundry baskets take up way too much room. Whether round, oval, square or rectangular, those hard plastic or wicker baskets are bulky space-wasters. (Especially since they’re empty half the time.)
When space is in short supply, collapsible laundry baskets are a better choice. Here are some of my favorite space-saving laundry baskets:
- The nylon mesh Pop Up Triple Laundry Sorter is more than just a collapsible laundry basket–it’s divided into three sections to help you automatically sort your washables. This clever laundry container features a flexible wire frame that makes it a snap to pop open and then, when empty, folds away quickly for compact storage. The handles provide easy transport and also allow you to hang up the folded-up basket when it’s not in use.
- The Pop and Fold Mesh Laundry Basket and the Pop Up Laundry Hamper are similar to the above but offer an open design (no dividers), with nylon mesh and flexible wire construction, and sturdy carrying straps.
- A more heavy-duty option is the Rectangle Crunch Container–it’s made of canvas and features a PVC lining. The lining is somewhat rigid to allow the tote to be crunched down, and to expand and stand up on its own. Simply open the tote and form it into whatever shape you need. Both the canvas exterior and the PVC lining can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth. Two comfortable handles provide easy toting.