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Posted 3/25/2013 by Blue_Violet in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 3/25/2013 3:51:16 PM
I need a better option. I've had the standard plastic baskets, and their handles break. A year ago I would have sung the praises of the pop-up laundry basket, because I could wear the baby in a baby carrier and carry the laundry in one hand with the other hand on the railing up and down the basement stairs. And I loved that it folded flat and I could tuck them behind a dresser in the bedroom. But that love affair has come to an end. My pop-up laundry baskets are in tatters. I want something that will last, and bonus points if I can carry it one-handed, since I still have to wear the baby in a carrier sometimes. Or do I have to consider laundry baskets "disposable?"

This is the pop-up style that I used to love:


Pop-up laundry basket

Any suggestions?

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Posted: 3/25/2013 3:53:25 PM
We bought a system at Costco several months ago
and love it. It comes with a frame and 3 separate
*bins* that come out. It was about $39 or $49 but
well worth it.


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myshelly
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Posted: 3/25/2013 4:01:17 PM
First of all, yes I do consider pop up baskets like that disposable. I mean, they cost less than $5 at WM, it's a bit unreasonable to expect them to last for years.

I use this 4 compartment sorter from Target Laundry System

I can sort the loads as clothes go into the hampers and carry them one at a time (yes, one handed) to the laundry room.



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Posted: 3/25/2013 4:02:56 PM
I've been using this one for about a year and a half, it's holding up great.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XCVXLA/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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Posted: 3/25/2013 4:04:13 PM
I have one like the Tagrget one in the link except it has 3 canvas bags. We've had it for 9 years and its still in good shape and looks pretty good.

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Posted: 3/25/2013 4:08:22 PM
I have one similar to this Neatfreak brand. I bought it at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

The bag comes out and has a drawstring which lets me tote around my two month old and do laundry so it's a winner in my books!


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Posted: 3/25/2013 4:15:00 PM
I have one of those pop ups that is used as a hamper. When it is taken to the laundry room, the clothes are sorted into sorters.

As for baskets themselves, I've had a lot of luck with them lasting quite awhile. I just had to dispose of 2 Rubbermaid baskets, after 19 years. I ended up replacing them with a couple of heavier baskets from Wal-Mart. If they last 19 years, I'll consider the $7 each money well spent.




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Posted: 3/25/2013 4:16:23 PM
This is the one I use and I love it. It was for a fundraiser for my dd's band. It's similar to a reusable grocery bag, but MUCH higher quality.

ETA: It's much bigger than it appears too.



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Posted: 3/25/2013 4:24:47 PM
I have these. I really like the hip hugger style (it's hard to tell that in the picture). But they sit on your hip and are easy to carry around with one arm because the top rim is rigid and sturdy. (Actually the entire basket is rigid and sturdy). I've had them for probably 10 years.

http://www.amazon.com/Rubbermaid-Home-299787-WHT-Laundry-Basket/dp/B000YHNQFU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1364246537&sr=8-3&keywords=Laundry+basket


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Posted: 3/25/2013 4:30:53 PM
Basketlady/Michelle,

I have one of those. Have had it for what seems like forever. I could never find them after the initial purchase.

It is the best basket!

I have one other Rubbermaid basket that is that heavy plastic. All the others are flimsy in comparison, even though they were Rubbermaid.

When I went looking locally, I could never find the Rubbermaid. I figured they quit making them.




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Posted: 3/25/2013 4:32:55 PM
For those of you that use those "sorter" systems- do the compartments hold enough for a full load of laundry? I have a front loader that can handle larger loads, and I'm wondering if those seperated bins hold enough?

Thanks for the ideas so far, keep 'em coming!

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Posted: 3/25/2013 4:33:56 PM
OP,

What about something like this?

It could be carried one handed. Plus, I think WM carries a Sterlite version.

I had bought one a few years ago, because I didn't have enough spaces in my sorter. It has held up well.




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Posted: 3/25/2013 4:47:57 PM

For those of you that use those "sorter" systems- do the compartments hold enough for a full load of laundry? I have a front loader that can handle larger loads, and I'm wondering if those seperated bins hold enough?


The one that I have, that I linked to up thread, is quite large. In fact, if each bin is full I have to sort it out into more than one load.



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Posted: 3/25/2013 5:21:47 PM
I usually have at least two loads in each sorter/bag.
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