Laundry baskets are arguably one of the most important household items to have in your home, as they likely will be used most days.
If you’re struggling to find a laundry basket that suits the needs of your household, we’re here to help. We’ve devised a buying guide, to ensure that you invest in a laundry basket that’ll last this time.
Read on for our buying guide on finding the perfect laundry basket for you…
Factors to consider when purchasing a laundry basket
You may think that there isn’t much to finding and purchasing a laundry basket, however, there are certain factors to consider if you would like this essential storage item to stand the test of time.
After all, a laundry basket will be used frequently, and there’s nothing more frustrating than premature wear and tear due to it either being made from flimsy material or it not being equipped to keep up with the routine of your laundry cycles!
What makes for a good laundry basket?
So, we can all agree that doing laundry isn’t the most riveting task to spend time on, however, it must be done.
We will go into more detail throughout this article but, If nothing else, the main things to look for from a laundry basket should be breathability, durability, sturdiness, accessible feature placements, and of course, style.
Because there’s no reason why all items in your home can’t be beautiful!
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How many people live with you?
Think about the size of your household. Do you live alone? Or maybe you live with a large family, and/or have kids.
Whatever your unique situation is, this is an important factor to consider - so that you can establish how much laundry will be piling up on a daily basis. Then, you can start to determine what size laundry basket would suffice.
After all, all of your household essentials should be tailored to suit your needs!
Where will you keep your laundry basket?
Another important consideration to think about is where your laundry basket will be kept. If you plan on keeping it stored away, ensure that it’ll fit where you want it to.
We would recommend always double-checking the specific dimensions of any laundry basket that catches your eye, to ensure that it’ll fit in the designated spot in your home nicely.
Is the laundry basket vented?
Purchasing a laundry basket that isn’t breathable is a sure (and fast) way of creating an unpleasant and musty smell in your home.
In some cases, albeit extreme, if you have washing left inside of a laundry basket for an extended period of time, the contents can harbour unwanted mold and mildew - which is nearly impossible to remove, even once it has been cleaned.
This is completely avoidable by ensuring that whatever option you decide to go for is made from a breathable material!
This is one of the many reasons why our selection of laundry baskets at Wovenhill are amongst the best options to go for when looking for the ideal laundry basket.
The weaved design, along with the use of premium materials, make all our beautiful laundry basket options naturally breathable, which will allow plenty of air to circulate around the contents of the basket.
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What laundry basket features will make everyday life easier?
There’s nothing worse than having a laundry basket that isn’t practical, simply because of how much it is used in everyday life.
This is why it’s always important to look at the specifications, because of course, it’s great if you love the appearance of the basket, but if it doesn’t fit the criteria you need - you’ll likely end up frustrated daily.
If you’re unsure what to look out for, think about how you carry your washing basket. Do you need handles? Or maybe a lid for the top, to prevent anything from dropping out. Is it of a size that is comfortable for you to carry? Ask yourself these questions before committing to a purchase.
How do you like to organise your laundry?
For some people, it may not be enough to have one laundry hamper that’ll allow for space to store all of the washing. Instead, they may prefer to separate their washing into specific bundles, so that they can determine which wash is more of a priority, or even to just minimise the chance of the combined colours running and ruining clothes.
If this sounds like something you would prefer to practice in everyday life, consider purchasing smaller laundry baskets in a set of two. Or, if one larger laundry basket will suffice, there’s nothing wrong with this either! The choice is yours.
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Wovenhill laundry baskets
At Wovenhill, we have a selection of laundry baskets that are carefully woven using ethically sourced and renewable materials, such as Seagrass, Water Hyacinth, and Kubu Rattan.
We know that size matters when it comes to an essential item such as a laundry basket, which is why we offer a variety of beautiful baskets in a range of size options, to ensure that we can cater to a variety of people and their specific needs. Additionally, all of our laundry baskets are made to a premium standard, with a pure cotton liner that’s removable and easily washed included with every purchase.
Because all of our laundry baskets come in a great range of useful size options, you could even use our laundry baskets for other purposes, such as using it as a storage basket whenever you see fit. Check out our beautiful collection below.
Seagrass Rattan Laundry Basket
To start, we have our beautiful Seagrass Rattan Laundry Basket - the perfect basket for people who love their everyday items to be ultra-stylish, whilst also being highly functional.
When you opt for our stunning Seagrass Rattan Laundry Basket, you can expect exceptional quality that’ll last.
This beautiful laundry basket aims to make doing laundry easier than ever, with inset handles and a fully hinged lid included in the design. As we mentioned above, all of our laundry baskets come with a removable cotton liner that is washable - including this one.
- External Dimensions - W45 x D35 x H65cm.
- Internal Dimensions - W43 x D33 x H63cm.
Milton Natural Rattan Laundry Hamper
Lastly, we have a great option for people who prefer to separate their laundry, or are simply looking for a specific size. Introducing our gorgeous Milton Natural Rattan Laundry Hamper.
Our Milton laundry basket is handmade with precision and care. This laundry hamper features a fishbone design weave, which matches the baskets throughout the entire Milton collection - should you ever want to purchase additions that slot in together effortlessly.
Additionally, our Milton Natural Rattan Laundry Hamper offers accessible features that’ll make doing laundry much easier, with a hinged lid and built-in handles to make transporting laundry effortless, no matter how heavy the wash load is on any given week.
The Milton hamper will arrive fully assembled, with a removable pure cotton liner included with every purchase.
There are multiple size options available, so choosing the right laundry basket for you is easier than ever with our Milton Natural Rattan Laundry Hamper selection. See below for specific size options and dimensions.
Dimensions available include:
- Small - External Dimensions: W40 x D30 x H60cm -Internal Dimensions: W38 x D28 x H58cm.
- Medium - External Dimensions: W45 x D35 x H65cm Internal Dimensions: W43 x D33 x H63cm.
- Large - External Dimensions: W50 x D40 x H70cm Internal Dimensions: W48 x D38 x H68cm.
Wovenhill: the home of quality rattan wicker baskets
We hope you’ve found our buying guide on laundry baskets useful.
Explore the rest of our site to see our complete range of rattan wicker storage products.
Remember, all of our storage items are made exclusively for Wovenhill. We control stock, quality and design, so if you’re after the best wicker storage products, choose Wovenhill!