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 $165 from Brook Farm General Store; contact for restock and availability. Similar Senegalese Storage Baskets in white and natural are available in three sizes–from $78 to $168–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.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on Feb 19, 2008 as part of our Laundry Rooms issue.