The Best Laundry Baskets That Are Stylish and Functional

Stay on top of the endless task of laundry with hampers and baskets that add function and style to your home.

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February 10, 2022

It's the chore that never goes away. But that doesn't mean we can't take on our laundry piles with stylish baskets and hampers that bring a little bit of joy to the daily grind.

Choosing the Best Laundry Hamper

Whether you're looking for a bin that helps you sort your darks and lights, is easy to tote around or simply contains clothing clutter in style, we've found laundry hampers and baskets that'll help you make sense of socks, shirts, towels, sheets and more.

Size: Take into consideration the right size for your laundry needs. Are you looking for a large capacity to hold the whole family's laundry or individual baskets for each member? Do you need a smaller design that will fit in your closet or behind a door?

Materials: Laundry baskets come in a variety of materials: cloths, plastics and metals. The most important aspect for any material though is breathability and ventilation to eliminate odors. Also, depending on where you'll store your hamper, consider how flexible your design needs to be. One that folds down or compresses when not full or in use is ideal for smaller spaces, while hard materials are sturdier.

Portability: If you're going to be hauling loads of laundry up or down stairs, look for a basket that's easy to carry. Additionally, rolling hampers are incredibly transportable.

Style: If you're storing your hamper in your bedroom or bathroom, look for one that adds to your room's design rather than distracts from it. We suggest opting for a hamper with a lid, which will keep dirty clothes hidden away.

Best Overall Laundry Basket

One of the best tips with storage is to take it vertical, and these stackable baskets do just that. Instead of piles of laundry spread across the floor, these baskets keep you organized by sorting clothes or giving each family member their own basket.

Best Hanging Laundry Hamper

Keep your floors clear of clutter with this hanging laundry bag. Made of Fair Trade Certified mango wood, the base hangs on the wall to hold the cotton hamper.

Best Multifunctional Laundry Basket

This all-in-one solution has a hamper underneath and a basket for folding on top — all on wheels to easily move around your laundry space or home. The slim design allows you to tuck it away when not in use — although when are our laundry baskets not in use, right?

Best Budget Laundry Hamper

White polka dots bring a fun, classic pattern to this navy laundry tote. The portable bin adds a splash of color and style to the corner of your room or closet.

Best Laundry Hamper for Small Spaces

Oh-so clever, this Danish-designed bag features interlocking handles that fold down to create an opening for tossing in your laundry. Then, lift the handles to haul all the washing to your laundry room. When not in use, the bag folds flat for storing.

Sturdiest Laundry Hamper

Made from ultradurable canvas and built around a steel frame, this raised laundry basket can handle even your heaviest load. The maple lid gives you a surface to fold clothes and keeps everything looking neat and tidy.

Most Classic Laundry Hamper

Sleek and chic, this laundry hamper is layered in faux embossed sharkskin shagreen. Lined with a drawstring bag that can be washed, the hamper is easy to keep odor-free and clean.

Most Stylish Laundry Hamper

Not only do we love these woven baskets for storing toys, blankets and towels, but they also make super cute laundry hampers. No two bins are alike; they're handwoven by Senegalese artisans.

Best Laundry Hamper for Kids

For the smallest members of the family, make laundry fun. (And add cute decor to their rooms!) This water hyacinth woven cactus hamper helps your kiddos learn to put their dirty clothes in a bin instead of the floor.

Speaking of getting organized, you can save on toy bins, bookcases, shelves, laundry hampers and more if you shop Crate & Kids' Get Organized Sale right now. You'll enjoy 20 percent off a variety of adorable products like this cactus-shaped hamper, which is so cute that you may just want to steal it for your room!

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Most Adaptable Laundry Basket

Mix and match this adaptable laundry system to fit the needs of your family. Available in nine shades, the bags snap together as needed and have snap-on labels for added organization.

Best Rolling Laundry Basket

Stylish and functional, this rolling basket has a steel frame with a removable canvas liner. Set on locking caster wheels, you'll be able to keep it in place or take it with you when needed.

Best Divided Laundry Hamper

This classic-style hamper and lid hide your dirty linens. Made of naturally durable rattan, the bin has two divided compartments for sorting laundry.

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