What’s the best laundry basket for a family of 4?
- By: Ashley Saunders
- March 2019
We’re the first to admit that buying a laundry basket isn’t a sexy topic or the most exciting home purchase you’ll make this year. But what is the best laundry basket for your home?
Thankfully the range of options available is far more appealing than the basic cream plastic ones we all grew up with.
Our task is to explore the top 20 best laundry baskets on the market today. We’ve selected a range of options from trolleys, fabric, collapsible and more.
Whether you plan to hide your new laundry basket in an airing cupboard or display it in the bathroom, we’ll show you plenty of options.
DOKEHOM DKA0001GY Large Fabric Laundry Basket
Starting our list of the best laundry baskets is DOKEHOM DKA0001GY Large Fabric Laundry Basket. We’ve chosen the grey as it’s a neutral colour, however, a range of colours are available.
Available from Amazon at £11, the DOKEHOM DKA0001GY is affordable as it is stylish. It has a capacity of 104 Liters, which is plenty of space for a couple or family.
Featuring double layer 600D Oxford Fabric, the inside has a PE Coating lining which is waterproof, moistureproof, and dustproof.
The aluminium Handles make it easy to move washing throughout the house and are durable enough for you to hang it on a door.
The foldable design makes the DOKEHOM DKA0001GY perfect if your tight on space or prefer to hide your laundry basket.
Finally, it can double as a tote bag when turned inside out! So you can use it for shopping!
SONGMICS XXL 100 L Bamboo Laundry Basket
The SONGMICS XXL 100 L Bamboo Laundry Basket has to be one of the coolest available. It looks good enough to use as storage for toys, electronic adaptors, or even underwear. So what does £25 get you?
Firstly, the laundry hamper is made from natural bamboo. This material is both light and eco-friendly, yet rigid. The lid uses two metal circular rings to attach it to the body.
Inside the cotton cloth is breathable and prevents unpleasant odours. The two compartments enable you to sort your clothing by colour. This means you’ll save time when washing!
It does arrive flat pack but is fairly easy to assemble thanks to it’s illustrated instruction. Once built, it can store up to 100 litres.
Beldray LA034816 Oval Collapsible Laundry Basket
Available in a range of colour, the Beldray LA034816 Oval Collapsible Laundry Basket is a simple solution. We’ve chosen the Grey which costs £15 from Amazon (other colours priced £19).
As an item which a collapses flat, you don’t need much space to store the Beldray, making it perfect for apartments or busy households.
The basket holds up to 27 litres, which is on the small side of the ones we’re covering. However, it’s deep enough to hold plenty of clothes.
The break-resistant plastic is tough yet wipes clean in seconds and the strong handles make carrying a basketful, easy.
At 1.5kg, it’s on the heavy side. While this seems a little farfetched, you’ll notice this weight when it’s full of clothes.
HOMEST Large Foldable Laundry Hamper
With three sections, plenty of capacity and exciting design, HOMEST Large Foldable Laundry Hamper is worth the £33 from Amazon.
At the heart of this HOMEST is a collapsible Aluminum frame, which is sturdy yet easy to fold away. The fabric basket fits snug, thanks to a number of straps.
The three sections enable you and your family to easily sperate washing into suitable loads. While the three are marked as Dark, Light and Colour, you could easily use this in a house share with housemates.
In total there is an impressive 137 litre of capacity. The HOMEST Laundry Hamper would be equally as useful for toys, magazines, clothes and lots more.
Addis Rectangular Laundry Basket
It would be remiss of us not to include this classic design. While at £9, the Addis Rectangular Laundry Basket is a little pricey for what it is. However, it brings back memories of our childhood!
We’ve chosen classic white, but this Addis basket is available in a range of colours including black and roasted red.
It can hold up to 40 litres and so is ideal for a family. Plus it’s hard-wearing and easily wipes clean. While the design is a classic, Addis has added convenient handles for easy carrying.
If you’re looking to relive your childhood, then the Addis Rectangular Laundry Basket is for you!
DOKEHOM DKA0814BL2 Laundry Basket
If you’re a fan of Scandinavian design then you’ll love the DOKEHOM DKA0814BL2 Laundry Basket Storage. Available at Amazon for £12, it comes in 3 sizes and 7 different colours.
The DOKEHOM is made from 100% cotton with PE coating inside for waterproof. The top drawstring keeps your washing dust-free yet stylishly hidden!
While it folds flat and is lightweight, it’s surprisingly sturdy when full. As it can store up to 55 litres, it’s perfect for family or couple use.
It’s almost a crime to use this only for dirty laundry as it looks great! We can imagine using a few around the house for storing books, toys, DVDs and more.
WoodLuv Large Rectangular Wicker Laundry Basket
If you’re looking for a rustic look, then the WoodLuv Large Rectangular Wicker Laundry Basket will be perfect. The WoodLuv can be yours for £30.
Made from Wicker, with a soothing grey matt finish, it will slot right into any bathroom. Inside, the cloth lining protects the contents and is easily removed and washed.
With a capacity of 85 litres, the WoodLuv is designed to handle a family’s washing with ease. This would work just as well as a toilet roll holder, a kindling basket or a bread bin as it does for laundry.
Laundry Master Collapsible Laundry Basket
Laundry Master Collapsible Laundry Basket has a medium 52 litre capacity, interesting design and is priced at £12 on Amazon.
As a collapsible item, when flat, it takes up very little space. If you’re short on space, then this is perfect. With a capacity of 52 litres, the Laundry Master can hold a small family load of laundry.
Made from plastic, the unit easily wipes clean. The top rim is complete with handles and so makes it easy to move when full. The appealing flower cutouts are a nice touch and add interest to the design.
If you have a large family it will probably be too small for you. If that’s the case then it’s best to look at others on our list.
DOKEHOM DKA0203GY Large 2 Sections Laundry Basket
Sort your family’s laundry with the DOKEHOM DKA0203GY Large 2 Sections Laundry Basket. As one of the best laundry baskets on the market, it will set you back £28.
Like the other DOKEHOM we’ve covered, this uses an Aluminium alloy frame. The fabric bag has two large compartments and is made from 600D Oxford fabric with PE coating.
The two large compartments make sorting clothing into Light and Dark easy. So you can be more efficient when doing the laundry. It’s easy to move this bag as it straps in place with Velcro and has large handles.
With a capacity of 125 litres, the DOKEHOM has enough space for a family of four.
BirdRock Home Laundry Hamper
Looking almost like a side table, the single BirdRock Home Laundry Hamper has a chic look and is available for £27.
Available in creme, black and grey, the BirdRock will fit with most interior colour schemes. Our review is of the single version, however, a double pouch version is available.
While we’re unsure what the frame is made from, it’s likely to be plastic covered in fabric. The metal handles make moving it around, easy.
The single laundry hamper can hold up to 2 loads of dirty clothes and has a capacity of 85 litres.
The durable yet lightweight polyester linen liner is removable. It’s hidden under the lid, which is also easy to remove/replace. The lid conceals smelly clothes while also keeping your dirty laundry out of sight.
SONGMICS Laundry Trolley
Sporting an industrial look, the SONGMICS Laundry Trolley is a unique take on the traditional laundry basket! And it will only set you back by £26 from Amazon.
Made from chrome plated iron tube, the frame is very sturdy. And while you can carry individual bags to the washing machine, the 4 swivel castors ensure moving the SONGMICS Laundry Trolley is easy.
With 3, 44-litre bags, you can sort your laundry by colour or material before washing. There’s no need to spend days trying to sort a huge, disordered pile of clothes!
Each bag is made from 600 D high-density polyester, which is breathable and resistant to stains. The dense stitching on the seams, protect the bag from tears.
While designed for laundry, the SONGMICS would work equally well for toys and magazines.
E-starain Bamboo Laundry Basket
Costing £55, the E-starain Bamboo Laundry Basket has a classic look. It comes flat pack, so DIY skills at the ready! Once assembled, E-starain Bamboo Laundry Basket is eco-friendly and easy to clean.
The natural bamboo of the frame is complemented by the 100% cotton removable lining. This bag provides a capacity of 131 litres and so you’ll have enough room for a family of 4.
There is a sturdy base plate on the bottom to increase the weight capacity and the lid can resist dust. While designed for laundry, it’s also suitable as a storage solution for children’s toys, shoes, magazine and more.
Denny International Collapsible Laundry Basket
This Denny International Collapsible Laundry Basket is a new twist on the classic design. Available from Amazon for £14, it’s affordable.
Made from durable plastic, the basket can be effortlessly wiped clean in seconds. After using the basket it can be folded away for storage, making it perfect if you lack storage space.
With a capacity of 98 litres and a lightweight design, the Denny can easily cope with a family’s weekly laundry load.
The handles make it easy to carry a full washing load and feel solid.
Overall, it’s a good solution which folds down for storage out of the way and comes at an affordable price.
Elliott 45 Litre Laundry Basket
Featured here in grey, the Elliott 45 Litre Laundry Basket is simple, affordable (price £10 at Amazon) and available in a range of colours.
Made from flexible yet tough plastic, this Elliott has a 45 Litre Capacity. So whether your a couple or a growing family, you find there’s plenty of space for your washing.
As the plastic is easy to clean, you can use the Elliott both indoors and outdoors. Also, the handles are reinforced for extra strength
This Elliott laundry basket can be used in multiple ways including storing toys, magazines and many other items.
JZM Laundry Hamper
Whether you have a growing family or lived in a shared house, the JZM Laundry Hamper is a fantastic solution. Priced £22, it’s also affordable.
The strong and sturdy metal frame can hold up to 60Kg. Plus it’s easy to move as the frame sits on 4 casters. 2 wheels have braking functions, so you can lock it in place with ease.
Sorting clothes couldn’t simpler as they trolly has 4 bags. Each bag is removable and made from heavy-duty 600D Oxford fabric and has PVC coating on the inside. All bags are easy to wash and environmentally friendly.
While you can roll the trolly to the washing machine, as each bag is removable, it’s simple to remove and wash one bag.
Brabantia Foldable Laundry Basket
Brabantia Foldable Laundry Basket is a stylish solution which is affordability priced at £19. The compact, space-saving storage, pops up and folds flat in seconds. So the Brabantia is superb if you’re short on space and looking for an attractive solution.
While some laundry baskets can’t handle wet clothes, the Brabantia Foldable Laundry Basket has a special water-resistant coating. The 37-litre capacity provides enough space for a machine load of washing.
With it’s on trend look, you’ll be tempted to buy a few more to store paper, DVDs, toys and more!
KitchenCraft Large Collapsible Laundry Basket
KitchenCraft Large Collapsible Laundry Basket is a unique take on the classic design. While a bit pricy at £25 from Amazon, it’s worth it!
If you’re struggling for space then buy a KitchenCraft large collapsible laundry basket. It’s designed to maximise space without compromising on function.
As it easily folds flat, you can store it besides the washing machine or in a cupboard. It’s useful in a range of situations including the home, camping and caravanning.
The overall design curves to your hip, so you can enjoy maximum comfort, even when the basket is full. Plus the large, easy-grip handles make moving the basket simple.
In terms of capacity, it can hold a maximum of 67 litres. Finally, it comes with a 5-year guarantee.
VonHaus Laundry Hamper
The VonHaus Laundry Hamper appeals to us in a way that most don’t! The colonial-inspired design has a classic yet timeless look. It’s a bargain at £38.
Made from hard-wearing MDF, the VonHaus is finished with easy to clean water resistant white paint. There are cut-out carry handles on two sides, making it easy to move. The hinged lid hides your clutter from view.
It does arrive flat-pack, so you’ll need to flex your DIY skills. However, it’s fairly simple to assemble. Once put together, it has a capacity of 104 litres.
The VonHaus Laundry Hamper comes with a 2-year manufacturers warranty.
Brabantia Laundry Bag
Available in a wide range of colours, the Brabantia Laundry Bag is worth the £30 you’ll pay Amazon! The compact and discreet design uses large handles flap which shut to create a discreet lid.
These handles magically clip together to form a large and sturdy loop handle, allowing you to carry the bag with ease. With a 55 litre capacity, you have enough room for a full load of washing.
You can easily add items using the ‘Quick-drop’ opening. For larger items, there is a bigger hold which makes it simple to add them to your next load. A 2 year Brabantia guarantee is included.
JVL Modern Tapered Laundry Basket
With it’s on trend design, the JVL Modern Tapered Laundry Basket is a steal at £23. We’ve chosen the black to feature, but it’s also available in grey and white.
The unique rectangular design makes it the ideal laundry solution. Using a hinged lid, it’s easy to hide dirty clothes. Plus with 57 litres of capacity, it will comfortably hold a family sized wash load.
When it comes time to move it to the washing machine, the inset handles make it easy to carry.
There’s no assembly involved and overall it’s very sturdy. So much, in fact, you’ll want to get another one or two for toys, magazines or DVDs!
Our top picks for the best laundry basket
Hopefully, you’ve seen at least one laundry basket which appeals to you. As it’s impossible to pick the best laundry basket, our favourites include the Brabantia Laundry Bag grey, SONGMICS 3 sections Laundry Trolley, and Beldray LA034816 Collapsible Oval Laundry Basket.