Many people don’t put much thought into what sort of laundry bin to use in their home, but the style and material your laundry bin is made from is paramount to how functional it is.
While a wooden or wicker laundry hamper give a rustic and homely feel, sitting there alongside your other furnishings, it can cause some frustration when actually put to use. Wicker has a tendency to crack and splinter even after a short time, which can snag and damage your clothes, especially sweaters and other knitwear.
On the other hand, metal laundry bins are durable but expensive and may look to industrialised for your home. Plastic laundry bins provides some sort of middle ground where they’re inexpensive, relatively durable and often require less effort to keep clean. On that note, here are our top 5 best plastic laundry bins.
Our 5 Best Plastic Laundry Bins
5. FunkyBuys Plastic Corner Laundry Bin
Offering a faux rattan style, the FunkyBuys Plastic Corner Laundry Bin is designed to save space while holding laundry. They’re available in either black or white, and have a triangular shape with a curved front so that they can easily fit into a corner – a real space saver in a smaller bedroom or bathroom.
At 52L or 60L, this plastic laundry bin can hold a great deal of laundry and provides plenty of air circulation to prevent the accumulation of mildew or unpleasant smells. Another useful feature of this model is that the removable hinged lid can remain open, allowing for easier loading and unloading.
4. Curver 40L Victor Plastic Laundry Bin
The Curver 40L Victor Laundry Bin is a bare-bones, no-nonsense plastic laundry hamper that’s not any less practical. Coming in white with a silver-grey hinged lid with an easy lift handle, it matches well with most types of home decor. The moisture resistant plastic is flexible, lightweight and sturdy. Although its 40L capacity is not the biggest, it’s adequate for small households.
3. Curver 55L Rattan Style Laundry Bin
Combining style with functionality, the Curver 55L Rattan Style Laundry Bin fits in perfectly among your wooden furnishings, while being made of durable and easy-to-clean plastic. It has enough capacity to store 3 or 4 average sized loads of laundry, and comes in a range of neutral colours – brown, copper brown, or grey – all of which will match up with just about any decor.
The two handles on either side and light weight make for easy carrying throughout the house, and the hinged lid keeps all that unsightly soiled laundry hidden away.
2. Curver Slim Rattan Style Laundry Bin
The Curver Slim Rattan Style Laundry Bin has the same breathable basket weave design as many other Curver laundry bins. Coming in a neutral shade of off-white colour, this rectangular model has a flip-top lid that can be attached to open either from the front or the side.
Designed to fit into tight spaces, the Curver Slim Rattan Style Laundry Bin has a storage capacity of 40L and is practical for singles or a couple. The faux rattan style is well-ventilated, thus avoiding the accumulation mould or odours.
1. Curver 60L Rattan Style Plastic Laundry Bin
A bigger version of the previous model, the Curver 60L Rattan Style Plastic Laundry Bin is the best of both worlds since it has the look of wicker, but is crafted from a smoother, more hygienic plastic. A lightweight laundry hamper, it’s equipped with handles on either side, making it easy to move around.
Because of its wicker-type design, it’s also well-ventilated, and the 60L rectangular shape can hold a great deal of clothing. You can choose between brown, white, or anthracite coloured laundry bins and you can even choose to have the lid open from the front or the side, depending on which is most convenient.