Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Want the dirty clothes to wind up in a clothes hamper, rather than on the floor? Make sure everyone has a very convenient hamper to use! Here are just a few of the many many options - ones that are a bit more unusual than what you'll find at places like The Container Store or Target.
1. For my colleague John Trosko at OrganizingLA, who loves wood products, I'm listing these birch laundry bins from the U.K. first. [via Apartment Therapy] Update on July 29, 2011: I'm no longer seeing this exact bin, but Heals has another nice birch laundry bin.
2. Bellacor has so many nice laundry hampers it was hard to pick just one picture. (This laundry bin is stainless steel with a wood lid.) Update on July 29, 2011: I'm no longer finding the pictured bin on the Bellacor web site, but I've linked to a site that does have it.
3. Fran's Wicker and Rattan Furniture has a wicker hamper chair.
4. The Well Appointed House also has many lovely options - including this handpainted laundry can. Update on July 29, 2011: Sadly, I'm no longer finding this laundry can on any web site.
5. Home Decorators has this rattan elephant hamper - which they say would be great for a child's room. (I think there's no need to limit it to children!)
Especially for kids:
6. The jax hamper from Nest comes in four colors (purple, orange, green and pink) and is made from organic cotton. Update on Aug. 25, 2012: I'm no longer finding this hamper.
7. The Hungry Hampers from Whitney Design were featured in my November 2006 newsletter - and I'm still enchanted by them. Update on July 29, 2011: Whitney Design is no more — now we have Household Essentials. And these hampers are getting hard to find, although I did find one.
[first photo by Az Jade]