Part I: Laundry baskets — this one is driving me nuts. I decided that I want to have 5 matching laundry baskets (one for each member of the family plus one) and decided that the little square size would be nice (but I’m not picky) so I bought a matching set of Sterilite hard-plastic square baskets at Target (this was especially nice because we have 4 mismatched-broken-in-different ways baskets at home) and before the week was out, 2 of them literally shattered. I returned them and looked for the rubbery Rubbermaid kind. Couldn’t find any. Went to bed, bath and beyond… couldn’t find any. The question: what brands and models of laundry basket do people/parents use and have success with?!
After much laundry basket frustration (believe it or not), I got the hip-hugger kind pictured here and I’ve been very happy with it. I think the rolled edges make a big difference — they hold up a lot better than the thin-handled ones. I have another regular rectangular basket, and it, too, has taken plenty of wear and tear, including heavy children who use it as a pretend boat or "kitty bed."
Part II: And are there any good laundry strategies out there?
Yeah! Because I want to know, too. Despite poring over Flylady’s laundry tips, I still struggle with keeping up.
Help us, Parent Hackers! You’re our only hope (for clean underwear)!