Growing up, I was fortunate to live in a home with a laundry chute. There was a hatch in our second floor bathroom, and another in our kitchen, so tossing dirty garments to the laundry was never a far reach and a laundry basket never seemed necessary. Of course I didn't realize how lucky I was, as laundry chutes are pretty rare. As I went off to college, then to various apartments and now my condo, I've constantly struggled with ugly laundry baskets and where to stash them — in the corner of a bedroom, on the back of a door, or in the bathroom. I'm curious: where do you keep yours?For a long time, up until last year, I always used one of those dreadful collapsable mesh laundry baskets. They were ugly, yes, but super convenient for toting to the laundromat and stowing away when not in use. Last year I was gifted a 'fancier' laundry setup from Crate & Barrel: a wicker basket lined with a removable canvas bag and lid. The basket stays in the bedroom, while the bag has a drawstring and large strap that can be thrown over your shoulder and carried to the laundry. It's not as good as having the laundry chute, but it works!
Rachel is an Chicago-based architect and LEED Accredited Professional. When she's not designing homes, she enjoys spending her free time traveling, gardening, and playing with her french bulldog.
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