I've been on the hunt for the perfect hamper for quite some time. Of course, with so many options out there, it hasn't been an easy decision. But now that kitchen and bath month is among us, I figure there's no better time to get down and dirty and figure it out! Here's a roundup listing a few, of the many, hampers I found during my search.
When choosing a hamper, there are few things to take into consideration. First, and foremost, is where you intend on storing it. If you already have a place in mind, that can drastically narrow down your options by helping to determine the size and style you'll need. Also consider how far away it will be from your laundry area. If it won't be situated close by, you might want to consider one with wheels or a removable liner that doubles as a transport bag. Do you have a nosy dog? If you answer yes to that, which is my story, then you might want to choose a hamper with a lid. Your dog strewing your underwear down the hall might be hysterical when it's just you, not so funny when you're having a dinner party! Are you a pre-sorter? If you have the room, definitely spring for a hamper with double or triple compartments.
With so many hampers to choose from, there is no reason not to find a hamper that can meet all, or most, of your needs.
- 1 Wire Basket Hamper by Pottery Barn. Galvanized square wire basket with handles and a cotton canvas liner. $89
- 2 Teak Laundry Hamper by Frontgate. Removable fabric laundry bag and a hinged lid with a safety chain. Can also be used outside. Note: specific item is no longer available, but Frontgate carries other teak bath accessories, available at the link
$299 - $399
- 3 X-Frame Hamper by SimpleHuman. Heavy gauge steel bars with rubber grips. Folds up for storage. Also available in a double hamper. $79.99
- 4 Marie Pi Hamper by Swid Design. An expandable hamper with stand and two fabric options, natural or orange. $204.25
- 5 Slice Laundry Bin by Blomus. Stainless steel bin with a black or natural wood lid on casters. $236.33
- 6 Rattan Elephant Hamper by Home Decorators Collection. Elephant shaped wicker hamper, available in 3 color options and sizes. $69 - $119
- 7 Crunch Dot Square Container by Umbra. Cotton canvas with a laminated liner. $17.99
- 8 Jumbo Rolling Chrome Laundry Basket by Neu Home. A hamper on casters with a removable drawstring sac. $29.98
- 9 Pandan Hamper by the Container Store. Hand-woven from pandan leaves, it comes in 3 colors with a removable cotton bag, disguised handles, and a lid. $119
- 10 Savannah Hamper by Elite Home Fashions. A woven wicker hamper in an espresso finish with a pull-open door. $140