An old-fashioned laundry chute is the ultimate household convenience; however, if you lack such a luxury, here's a roundup of laundry hampers that will do the trick.
Above: The Steele Square Carry Basket is available with a gray or natural leather trim in a variety of sizes; pricing begins at $63.65 from Steele Canvas.
Above: The Woven Hamper made from cattail grasses and recycled prayer mats is $145 from Brook Farm General Store.
Above: The Beckel 100 percent unbleached cotton canvas Hampers for the Laundress come in two sizes; the mini (16 inches high) is $32 and the regular (24 inches) is $36; a set of one mini and one regular is $60.
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 cotton linen polyester is a great budget option; $27.50 from Muji.
Above: 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 Florence Wire Hamper on swivel casters with a cotton canvas liner is $149 from Pottery Barn.
Above: The lifetime-lasting Danish Vipp 441 Laundry Bin in stainless steel on rubber casters is $599 from DWR.
Above: A good budget choice is the Umbra Round Crunch Can; $19.99 from Gracious Home.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on Feb 19, 2008.