These Laundry Bags and Baskets Make Toting and Sorting Your Clothes So Easy
Whether you're carrying your laundry to the basement or to the laundromat, these essentials help streamline the job.
Transporting your dirty laundry from one place to another can be a messy job. It doesn't matter if you're moving it from your bedroom to the laundry room, or from your apartment to the laundromat—traveling any distance with a large amount of dirty clothing can be tricky. Needless to say, you need a bag or basket to help you get from point A to point B. Enter the following options, all of which you can buy right now: These laundry bags and hampers will make this transport process a breeze, however far you have to go.
There are, of course, a few things to keep in mind before you start shopping. First, consider the state of your laundry. If you have heavily soiled items, you'll want to rinse them and possibly pre-treat them before tossing them into your hamper. And for wet or damp loads, like towels, you'll want to make sure you are utilizing a bag or basket that has room for air to circulate (like one made from mesh or built with wide, woven sides).
And if you're looking to move heavier pieces—think comforters or several oversized linens like sheets and throws—you should make sure that you're using an iteration that can carry the weight; options on wheels or with strong, sturdy straps are ideal. These large-load carriers also work well if you have a big family—you can empty many smaller baskets into them when you're ready to take it all to your washer and dryer. And don't forget about a travel option: While away from home, you may want something small that will fold up or collapse into a suitcase and won't take up too much room. Whatever your needs, we're sure that one of the laundry bags, baskets, and hampers ahead will help you transport your dirty clothes with ease, comfort, and style.
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You can carry dirty clothes in three different ways with this duffel-style bag. Carry it like a tote with the top handles or like a traditional duffel using the loops on the sides—or wear it as a backpack. All together, it can hold two loads (so consider your whites and darks handled).
Shop Now: CleverMade Drawstring Duffel Laundry Bag, $29.99, bedbathandbeyond.com.
Made from heavy-duty paper, this iteration is more than a bag—it's a system. Conjoin multiples with interlocking snaps, which allow you to combine as many bags as your family needs to keep laundry separated and sorted. Use chalk on the included reusable labels, so you'll always know whose bag is whose.
Shop Now: Uashmama Laundry Bag, $79, uashmama.com.
Move laundry with ease with this wheeled piece, which boasts a zippered compartment to keep clean clothes separated from the soiled stuff.
Shop Now: Symple Stuff Duffle Laundry Bag with Wheels, $95.99, wayfair.com.
Use this basket to ferry smaller loads of clean, folded wash from room to room. When you're not using it for your laundry, repurpose it to store towels, toys, and more.
Shop Now: Crate & Barrel Blue and Gray Stripe Laundry Hamper, $29.97, crateandbarrel.com.
Made from durable white steel, this medium-sized wire basket helps you tackle laundry in style. Because of the open weave of the wire, your clothes will stay fresher, longer—and the wood-wrapped handles make carrying heavier loads easier on your hands.
Shop Now: Burke Décor Tosca Wire Laundry Basket, $50, burkedecor.com.