Functional and stylish laundry baskets are an essential accessory for any bathroom or laundry room, allowing us to store clothes to be washed in an elegant and aesthetically pleasing way, while protecting them from damage.
What shape of laundry basket to choose?
Rectangular, corner, cylindrical - the shape of the laundry basket is particularly important for small rooms, where every use of space should be carefully planned and thought out. When space is scarce, it is best to think of a bin that can easily fit under the washbasin. Another practical solution is the use of handles or hooks that allow the laundry basket to be hung on the bathroom door or any other place of choice - a wardrobe, cupboard or radiator.
When considering the shape of your laundry basket, it is important to consider how you will use it.
A wheeled hamper can be easily moved closer to the washing machine, while the convenient handles on the top of the hamper help tilt it for easy sorting of laundry before washing. The folding laundry basket makes it easy to carry wet, freshly washed clothes to the balcony or to the dryer. What's more, when folded, it takes up very little space, so when not in use it can be easily stored in a wardrobe or chest of drawers. On the other hand, a laundry basket in the form of a bag can accompany us on a business trip or a holiday with the children.
Materials for laundry baskets
Quintessentially modern. A metal laundry hamper will go perfectly with other accessories made of this material, such as soap containers or mugs, to create a harmonious whole. However, metal baskets are relatively heavy, which limits their mobility. So if you are looking for a container that is easy to carry, it is definitely better to think about a laundry basket made of polyester, for example.
Rich in colour and original in design. Plastic laundry baskets are surprisingly lightweight and, even when filled with clothes, can be easily moved and relocated to other rooms. Among the polyester baskets you will find a wide range of vivid colours and custom designs, among which you will easily find a model that perfectly matches both the décor of the laundry room or bathroom and the children's room.
The most versatile material that can be used in almost any bathroom, regardless of the décor. Wicker baskets are usually produced in larger sizes and are therefore recommended for large and bright spaces. It is important to remember that wicker is a relatively moisture-prone material; if flooded, mould may develop in the wicker container and the basket will need to be replaced.
Fabric laundry baskets will be the perfect addition to the original interior of a small bathroom. In our range, you will find both pastel containers made of organic cotton in a Scandinavian style, as well as more flamboyant and bold styles. Fabric baskets have a wide range of uses; outside of the bathroom, you can use them to store toys, scarves, hats or other household accessories.
Safe storage and washing of clothes
When choosing a laundry basket, it is worth thinking about proper ventilation, especially for those living alone or with two people who do not have the need for laundry to be done too often.
The holes in the housing of the laundry bin and the natural materials from which it is made help to maintain proper air circulation, protecting clothes and preventing mould. The wide range of laundry containers and bags also helps to protect delicate fabrics from damage and various types of deformation of the laundry.