A laundry basket is used to carry and contain washing – usually to the washing machine or from the machine to the tumble dryer or the washing line. It’s a useful item that is an essential part of doing the household laundry and vital for keeping your home clutter free and organised.
Though a plastic laundry basket may not be the nicest looking when compared to wicker laundry baskets, they’re inexpensive, durable and practical. Here are our top 10 best plastic laundry baskets.
Our 10 Best Plastic Laundry Baskets
10. ADDIS Rectangular Plastic Laundry Basket
With a capacity of 40 litres, the Rectangular Plastic Laundry Basket by ADDIS is large enough to easily cope with several loads of washing but small enough to sit comfortably under the open door of most washing machines.
It’s functional in every sense of the word as it has all the features one would expect from a laundry basket – large handles, ventilation slots, a flat bottom and a wipe clean finish. Although loose pegs may fall through the slots on occasion, it’s the best plastic laundry basket for everyday household use for medium sized families.
9. Addis 24L Square Plastic Laundry Basket
A compact white basket with a small footprint capacity of 24 litres, the Addis 24L Square Plastic Laundry Basket makes other baskets seem bulky in comparison. It’s the ideal option for small households, or for those who do frequent washes, although it can hold more than it appears.
The square shape means that it can be easily stored away when not in use. Why not buy more than one and stack them on top of each other?
The ventilation slats enable your washing to stay fresh, and also allow you to easily find that odd sock without having to empty the whole basket.
8. Elliott Flexible Laundry Basket
Make the chore of doing the laundry a little bit easier with the help of the Elliott Flexible Laundry Basket. Available in either a bright turquoise or a cherry pink, it always looks bright and funky.
Made from a durable plastic without any seams, it has large carry handles and circular ventilation slots so towels don’t become smelly.
The Elliott Flexible Laundry Basket is lightweight and has a small footprint – they can be filled with a medium load of washing on average. The slight flexibility also means that, as well as not taking up much storage space, it’s even possible to carry it out to the line with one hand – the perfect option for busy parents of young children.
7. Wham Hipster Laundry Basket
Inexpensive, large and durable, the Wham Hipster Laundry Basket is ideal for larger households on a budget. Choose from mocha, ice white, chilli red, grey, pink and more, these baskets will look stylish in any modern kitchen or utility room, and are ideal if you want different coloured baskets in which to sort your washing.
It also features an ergonomic curve so the basket can be comfortably carried on one hip and there are numerous ventilation slots.
6. Curver 18L Plastic Laundry Basket
The Curver Laundry Basket is available in a wide range of colours – grey, brown, light blue, white and Molokai blue. The attractive rattan weave is made from a tough polypropylene that can be wiped clean, and the 18-litre basket has dimensions of 35 x 22 x 30 cm.
It looks undeniably stylish and can be used to store clean or dirty washing or all manner of odds and ends, such as toy cars, craft supplies, scarves and gloves – the list is endless! This smart-looking basket is a simple yet stylish storage choice.
5. Outwell Collapsible Laundry Basket
Save space with the innovative Outwell Collapsible Laundry Basket, which easily folds down when not in use so you can store it down the side of your washing machine or any other convenient gap. It’s a basket you will quickly grow fond of as it’s sturdy, attractively coloured and is easy to transport. It’s the perfect solution for those who are short of space.
4. Ikea TORKIS
Adopting a minimalistic design, Ikea TORKIS flexible laundry basket has an oval shape that is perfectly adapted to the task of holding laundry.
Made from a soft flexible plastic, it’s comfortable to carry and strong enough to cope with a heavy load of wet washing.
What sets the TORKIS apart however, is the fact that it can be used for so many other things. A pet bath? Absolutely. How about a place for your kids’ school shoes? What a good idea! As the TORKIS comes in an attractive shade of pale blue, it’s fitting for every cool and calm house or garden.
3. Beldray Collapsible Laundry Basket
If you don’t want valuable space to be taken up by a bulky laundry basket, then then Beldray Collapsible Laundry Basket folds down so that it can be stored in a small space where it’s out of sight. It’s quick and easy to collapse and return to full size, and features two robust handles. The monochrome light grey and white design gives the 27-litre basket a modern utilitarian feel.
2. Beldray Plastic Laundry Baskets | Set of 2
If you struggle to keep your laundry organised, you would be well-advised to consider this set of 2 plastic laundry baskets from Beldray. The turquoise one is solid without any ventilation holes and is therefore, ideal for storing wet washing that needs to be pre soaked or even for giving the dog a bath!
The white basket has plenty of ventilation slots to keep your laundry fresh before being put away. Both laundry baskets have large double flip up handles for ease of carrying with just one hand.
1. Curver 45L Rectangle Plastic Laundry Basket
Large and rectangular, the Curver 45L Rectangle Plastic Laundry Basket is the ideal size and shape for stacking piles of folded clothes. The durable construction looks fresh and attractive and has enough tiny holes to act as ventilation slots.
A woven effect creates the allure of natural fibres with the additional advantages of being made in a wipeable plastic. Simple, functional and elegant, this laundry basket would be a welcome addition to any bathroom or utility room.