This Chic $13 Target Hamper Will Streamline Your Closet Once and for All

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When it comes to certain types of decor and storage, it can be hard to find the perfect style for your home — especially if you have space or budget constraints. For me, laundry baskets are a classic example; they come in so many different shapes, sizes, and materials that they’re often surprisingly challenging to shop for. Plus, many can look cheap, others lose their shape over time, and some even snag and damage your clothes. 

I’d been looking for a new laundry basket ever since I worked with professional home organizer Devin VonderHaar of The Modern Minimalist to streamline my cluttered bedroom closet. One of the first things VonderHaar suggested was that I swap my white plastic square laundry basket with something more sophisticated and vertical. 

After four months of dedicated searching, I finally found the perfect replacement: a $13 felt hamper from Target’s Brightroom line. I went straight to the oatmeal option, but it comes in charcoal, as well, if you prefer a darker look. One of the great things about this design is that it’s minimalist and luxe-looking enough to leave out in a bedroom or bathroom corner. I especially love that it’s soft to the touch, as it’s made of 100 percent recycled polyester. 

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The super-chic laundry basket fits easily in my bedroom closet, clocking in at just 22.75 inches tall by 18 inches wide. I’ve been using it for a few weeks, and I’m incredibly impressed with its functionality so far. Even when full, it holds its shape and is easy to lift by its two built-in handles. I still don’t look forward to doing laundry, but at least I have something beautiful to look at when I reach for my dirty clothes — and it looks way more expensive than its $13 price tag lets on! Plus, the tall-yet-compact silhouette takes up way less floor space than a standard laundry basket.