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  • Learn More About Hampers

    Laundry hampers, also known as clothes hampers or laundry baskets, are used to store dirty laundry before it goes into the wash and clean laundry when it’s ready for folding. They can be made from a variety of materials such as plastic, metal, or wicker, and come in many shapes and sizes, but all serve the same purpose: keeping your clothes and linens out of the way until you have time to do your laundry. Some laundry hampers take organization a step further and are divided into sections to help separate your whites, darks, and delicates.

    There are three main types of clothes hampers that you can use to store your laundry and each has a different design and purpose. There are laundry hampers with lids, laundry baskets, and laundry bags. Here’s how they work:

    • Laundry hampers with lids: The most common type of clothes hamper is laundry baskets with lids. They are often cylindrical in shape and have a lid that can be opened and closed. This type of hamper is ideal for storing large amounts of clothes and the lid keeps smelly socks out of sight.
    • Laundry baskets without lids: These baskets are typically oval or rectangular in shape. They often have side handles and can be easily transported from one location to another.
    • Fabric or mesh laundry bags: Laundry bags come in a wide range of sizes for single items, delicates, or full loads of laundry. Opt for vintage laundry bags if you want to store your laundry in something with a little personality and flair.

    Laundry hampers can be used in a number of ways. Place one in your room or linen closet to keep the area tidy and separate your washing from your clean clothes. Or, use a laundry hamper when you go to the laundromat to easily put all of your clothes in one place without getting them mixed up with everyone else's.

    Beyond laundry day, clothes hampers are handy for organizing a variety of other things in your home, like kids’ stuffed animals or toys that need a home for easy cleanup. Laundry baskets also make it easy to carry items like groceries or camping gear to and from the car.