This “Genius” $40 Collapsible Laundry Hamper Is Perfect for Small Spaces

updated Mar 8, 2024
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Doing laundry is a task you either love or loathe. Well, maybe no one exactly loves it, but it is a necessary household chore. Either way, your dirty garments need a place to call home, so a sturdy hamper or basket is a necessary object. And for those who have a ton of clothes, a large household, or who can’t make it to the laundromat often, an oversized laundry hamper is key.

Ahead, we shopped for 10 of our favorite oversized laundry hampers — we’re talking styles that hold up to a 100-liter capacity. They’re high on form and functional with materials like wicker and features like collapsible sides, removable bins, and even cork lids to stop odors. No need to dread laundry day anymore!

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Small spaces can seriously benefit from SAMMART Collapsible Laundry Basket, a winner in our inaugural Organization Awards. When not in use, this genius basket collapses to just four inches thick so you can store it between your washer and dryer, in a closet, or under the bed. Then just use the pop-up design and comfort grip handles to carry your clothes. You can even use this as a mini tub to hand wash clothes!

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If keeping your laundry organized is the top priority, then look to the Romoon Laundry Sorter Cart — another winner in our Organization Awards. It has four convenient bins so you can sort and separate your clothes however you'd like. The individual compartments also lift out of the steel frame and each bag holds up to 25 pounds.

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West Elm

There are quite a few reasons this West Elm hamper is an AT favorite and a Best List winner. The Brabantia laundry bin has a pretty sleek design for such a functional piece. The washable liner is removable and stays in place when needed. And that cork lid isn't just stylish, but it also works to contain odors, too.

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Not only are you getting two laundry hampers with handles for a reasonable price, but the top shelf provides extra storage, too. It's the perfect spot for to fold clothes and to store laundry essentrials.

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This laundry hamper from Wayfair has a classic wicker design and the lid opens to reveal a three-compartment liner. This makes separating your garments by color or even material, much easier. Also, the liner is removable and machine washable.

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Lugging a heavy hamper just got easier with this Hearth & Hand basket. It measures 24 inches and the metal wire frame has four wheels with a locking mechanism. The fabric liner, which is washable, easily snaps to the metal frame.

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Not only does this dual-sided laundry hamper have a large 90-liter capacity, but it also comes with a matching lid to hide dirty clothes. The two interior compartments are removable and have sturdy handles, making it easy to transport them.

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The oval shape of this wicker hamper takes up less space compared to the completely rounded varieties. You can transport the entire basket via the side handles, or access either of the removable canvas bags via the dual lid design.

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For a slightly more industrial look, try this Better Homes & Gardens hamper. The base is made of durable steel and the smooth wheels make it easy to move around. The compartments make it a breeze to sort clothes, too.

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For an affordable option that's still high on quality, the Lifewit Freestanding Hamper is another Best List winner. It's sturdy and has a 100-liter capacity, or two full laundry loads. The collapsible design also makes it easy to fold for easy storage.

A version of this story was first published on April 11, 2020 by Tess Wilson.