Stay on top of your washing mountain with the best laundry hamper
You know you're a grown-up when you can no longer stand heaps of dirty clothes stuck in a pile in the corner of your bedroom, or even hidden away in a closet. Tackle that issue with a lovely laundry hamper that will hide away all your washing until you have time to deal with it. Whatever your budget, whatever space you have to work with, we have a laundry hamper solution to suit you in our roundup of the best options out there today.
Do the double
Simple Housewares Double Laundry Hamper with Lid
Available in black, brown, pink, dark and light grey, blue and beige, this lidded hamper is a classic way to subtly store your dirty laundry until you get a chance to wash it. The two sections store darks and lights for easy separation, and there are cutout handles should you need to move it.
Mind Reader Ivory Laundry Hamper
An excellent basic option with a very neutral design and ivory color, Mind Reader's hamper is tall and slim at just 10-inches wide, so ideal to fit into awkward spaces, like beside your washing machine. It can hold 60 liters of clothing but is lightweight and easy to move around thanks to the built-in, cut out handles.
Kouboo Rattan Hamper with Cotton Liner
Handwoven and finished with a coating of clear lacquer, this hamper has a removable cotton liner that attaches to the hamper with handy velcro tabs. We love its classic good looks and the fact it has a lid, so you can hide your dirty laundry away until you have to deal with it.
Get in the net
Handy Laundry Mesh Popup Laundry Hamper
This affordable option is perfect for times when you have extra laundry to deal with, if you have guests staying with you, or if you're traveling. Its foldable mesh design means you can keep it in a cupboard until you need it, at which point it's the perfect place to bung dirty clothes in, and portable thanks to its handles.
AmazonBasics Foldable Laundry Basket Hamper
This budget option is brilliant for spare rooms and occasional use. Designed to fit into a closet, this can fold down when not in use, which makes it a great space-saving solution. Made of durable canvas, it's beige with dark brown trim, meaning it will blend into most room's decor.
GooBloo Extra Large Woven Coiled Round White Laundry Hamper with Handles
Measuring in at 18 inches by 16 inches, this large basket should sort most average laundry needs. It's handmade from 100% cotton, while the rope construction and stitched-in handles are tightly woven for carrying heavy loads. The soft texture means delicate items like pantyhose won't get snagged.
Seville Classics Water-Hyacinth Lidded Oval Double Laundry Hamper
Made of tightly-woven water hyacinth wicker, this has traditional hamper looks, but is separated into two sections for easy laundry sorting. Each section has a removable laundry bag that's machine-washable, so you can grab the whole thing and stick it in the washing machine.
Lubasket Collapsible Laundry Hamper
If you're not looking for a laundry hamper that will blend into its surroundings, consider this cheerful yellow option that has a modern geometric design. It has a clever drawstring mesh cover, which means you can keep what's inside free from dust and away from sight, and handles to make it easy to move.
Whitmor Bamboo Hamper with Rope Handles
Made of sustainable, eco-friendly bamboo in a natural stained finish, this classic option has a rectangular shape with a removable liner made of cotton and polyester. The rope handles are designed to help you move the hamper around. It measures in at 12.25 inches by 16.25 inches by 23.38 inches.
Sea Team Fabric Folding Laundry Hamper
Ideal for a nursery or kid's room, this is a lightweight and portable option made from breathable cotton fabric, but with the bonus of waterproof lining. It has a collapsible design if you don't need to use it all the time and handles for portability.
Put it in the corner
Honey-Can-Do Bamboo Wicker Corner Hamper
If you can only spare a corner for your dirty laundry, this hamper has you sorted. With a machine-washable cotton liner, this is a compact solution for smaller spaces, such as en-suites or guest rooms.
Simple Housewares Heavy-Duty 3-Bag Laundry Sorter Cart
This is a little too industrial for use in a family bathroom. Still, if you have a larger household and a dedicated laundry room, this is a fab tool for being very organized and sorting your washing into categories. Each heavy-duty grey bag holds 13 gallons of clothes, and the unit, although large, is easy to move around as it's on caster wheels.
It'll all come out in the wash
Our overall staff pick, the Simple Housewares Double Laundry Hamper with Lid, is recommended as it has two sections so that you can pre-sort your dark and lights, saving you time in the long run. It also has a lid, which means you can ignore what's in the hamper until you have the time to deal with it.
If you're not worried about seeing your laundry, one lidless option we like is the GooBloo Extra Large Woven Coiled Round White Laundry Hamper with Handles, this is an attractive basket-style hamper that won't ruin the aesthetics of your bedroom.
If you're lucky enough to have a utility or laundry room, however, we'd suggest the Simple Housewares Heavy-Duty 3-Bag Laundry Sorter Cart. With not just two, but three separate sections, this is a very efficient option for anyone who wants to drill down and climb that laundry mountain.