Best Laundry Baskets (UK 2017)

Having a good laundry basket makes doing the laundry more enjoyable and straightforward. A nicely designed laundry basket will also be an attractive addition to your bathroom, bedroom or utility room.

Here are some of the best laundry baskets in the UK in 2017. We hope these reviews help you find the right laundry basket for you!

Whitefurze Plastic Laundry Hamper Basket

Buy it online: £11.89 on Amazon.co.uk

Overview

This laundry basket has a classic rattan-style design. It’s made from plastic and is 56 cm high by 45 cm wide, which should be large enough for the average family. This laundry basket comes in a choice of colours: brown/coffee, sky blue and pink.

Pros
  • Good size—large enough for a family of four or more
  • Strong, sturdy and well made
  • Looks and feels more expensive than it is
  • Easy to clean as it’s made from plastic
  • Good value for money
Cons
  • Sometimes packaged poorly when bought online

Arpan Large White Wicker Laundry Basket

Buy it online: £19.89 on Amazon.co.uk

Overview

This natural willow wicker basket from Arpan is made from wicker and has a white matt finish. Its dimensions are 59 cm high x 45 cm wide x 32 cm wide, so it’s a similar size to the Whitefurze Plastic Laundry Hamper Basket reviewed above. Like the Whitefurze basket, this laundry basket is a good size for a family of four or more.

The wicker basket is lined with white cloth which can be easily removed and washed.

Pros
  • Nice and tall, but doesn’t take up much space as it has a small footprint
  • Good for families
  • White colour should suit most bathrooms and utility rooms
  • Sturdy and well made
  • Lid uses Velcro rather than hinges, so it can’t snap off
Cons
  • The lining can be fiddly to remove
  • Has a strange chemical smell

Curver 55 Litre Rattan Effect Hamper

Buy it online: £14.99 on Amazon.co.uk

Overview

Like the Whitefurze Plastic Laundry Hamper Basket reviewed above, the Curver 55 Litre Rattan Effect Hamper is a plastic laundry basket with a rattan effect. With a 55-litre capacity, it’s a good size for a family of four or more. Its exact dimensions are 59 cm high x 42 cm wide x 32 cm deep.

Pros
  • Large enough to hold a lot of clothes
  • Feels sturdy and strong
  • Stylish, and looks like real rattan
  • Affordable and excellent value for money
Cons
  • The lid is quite fiddly to attach. This seems to be a design floor.

Arpan Laundry/Washing Basket with Lid and Handle

Buy it online: £14.48 on Amazon.co.uk

Overview

This laundry basket from Arpan comes in a black design and is made from nylon with a sturdy metal frame. This laundry basket is 50 cm high by 35 cm wide by 25 cm deep, but it can be folded down for easy storage. It’s a bit smaller than some of the other laundry baskets reviewed above, so it’s better for single people rather than couple and families.

Pros
  • Can be folded up flat and stored away when you don’t need it
  • Compact, and should fit in any room
  • Looks nice and modern and helps the room look tidier
  • Light and easy to carry if needed
  • Fairly priced
Cons
  • Too small for families and couples

WoodLuv Bamboo Corner Linen Laundry Storage Bin Folding Basket

Buy it online: £14.99 on Amazon.co.uk

Overview

This laundry basket from WoodLuv is made from bamboo and is white with a removable cloth lining that can be easily machine washed. It’s designed to fit in the corner of a room with two sides of the laundry basket at right angles to one another and a third side that curves out into the room.

Pros
  • Shape helps save space
  • Good size for a bedroom or bathroom
  • Easy to put together
  • Looks neat and inconspicuous
Cons
  • Handle on the lid looks quite cheap

Lakeland Tall Laundry Tote & Washing Basket With Handles

Buy it online: £16.99 on Amazon.co.uk

Overview

This tote washing basket from Lakeland has a 61-litre capacity, which should be enough to store a week’s worth of washing. The basket features faux leather handles and a quick-dry polyester lining. This basket is 60 cm high with a diameter of 32 cm.

Pros
  • Light and easy to carry to the washing machine using the handles
  • Large enough to hold a week’s washing
  • Attractive design
Cons
  • Not completely rigid, so it can flop over when it’s empty
  • No lid
  • Can only be washed in one go—doesn’t include a washable liner

Country Club Light & Darks Laundry Hamper

Price: See on Amazon.co.uk

Overview

This laundry hamper is useful for separating lights and darks using the two separate bags which are clearly marked ‘LIGHTS’ and ‘DARKS’. The top features a metal frame to help it keep its shape, and the whole thing can be folded down flat for easy storage. This laundry hamper is 62 cm high by 54 cm wide by 33 cm deep.

Pros
  • Useful for sorting washing into lights and darks
  • Easy to fit the parts together
  • Good for teenagers
Cons
  • No lid
  • Not large enough to hold a lot of washing
  • Can lose its shape

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