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The Best Laundry Baskets on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve covered the best laundry bags, clothes drying racks, and a certain Japanese washbasin that makes hand-washing a breeze, here we went deep on the best laundry baskets and hampers on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best wicker laundry basket with a lid

Seville Classics Foldable Water Hyacinth Portable Hamper

“I absolutely love the aesthetic of this product. It is very discreet and blends in while still maintaining some simple appeal. As the primary doer of the laundry, I’m a huge fan of the simple Velcro release/holds, and appreciate the well-placed handles in the fabric bags. The two bags together comfortably hold an average week’s worth of laundry for two adults (two large loads), plus any dryer balls, delicates bags, and fabric softener.”

Best double laundry basket with lid, overall

BirdRock Home Oversized Divided Hamper With Liners

“I searched high and low for a two-sided laundry hamper I could keep in the hallway. It needed to look pretty, so I didn’t feel it was actually my laundry. This is perfect. I love that I can pull the insert out, dump the laundry in the washing machine, then put the bag back in for the next load. This makes for a good system, especially if you have kids and want to stay organized. Great quality product — four months in and would buy it again today.”

Best double laundry basket with lid, under $50

BirdRock Home Double Laundry Hamper With Lid and Removable Liners

“Great quality hamper. Beautiful, sturdy, and holds a lot of laundry. Easy to assemble, just folds open and then you insert the flat bottom panel. Love it. I bought two and then came back and ordered another! Definitely recommend. It’s worth the extra money because it’s not flimsy and will definitely last a long time. Plus, the removable liner is a great idea.”

Best plastic laundry basket on wheels

Sterilite 12228003 Ultra Wheeled Hamper

“Replaced two wicker laundry baskets with this set. Clean, rolls easily over carpet, and holds laundry by color. My wife can wheel the laundry to the washer without getting me to carry the basket. We are delighted with this set. Sturdy construction, convenient plastic handles, and easy to open and close lids. We didn’t find another design that comes close to this Sterilite hamper.”

Best metal laundry basket on wheels

Whitmor Round Commercial Laundry Hamper With Removable Liner and Heavy Duty Wheels

“I was looking for a good rolling cart to hold laundry supplies, and also needed a way to hang up clothes while doing the laundry. I can’t tell you how happy I am that I chose this cart. There is plenty of room in the basket to hold all my supplies, a good sized hanging bar, and even a shelf underneath. I just tuck it into the corner of the office and wheel it in and out at need. It is sturdy, rolls easily, and I can see myself getting years of use out of it.”

Best laundry sorter on wheels

Simple Houseware Heavy-Duty 3-Bag Laundry Sorter

“Relatively easy assembly. Great quality. I LOVE that the bags are removable from the frame. This is so nice because then when one bag gets full, we can just bring the whole bag downstairs to do the laundry instead of transferring dirty laundry into a basket and then bringing it downstairs. Love it. Even the wheels are great quality! (My husband commented on them when I was assembling it, saying, ‘Dang, those are like industrial-grade wheels!’).”

Best cheap collapsible laundry basket

AmazonBasics Foldable Laundry Hamper

“I’m a cheapskate, so I just needed something cheap but sturdy in order to be organized and haul laundry. This is a really sturdy, well-made basket, so it’s easy to haul laundry. It looks nice, too. It’s just enough for one person with a pretty moderate amount of laundry — about a full week of clothes.”

Best over-the-shoulder laundry basket

CleverMade Collapsible Laundry Basket

“I adore this laundry caddy! I keep it by the clothes hamper upstairs, and when I’m ready to do laundry, I toss everything into it and carry it downstairs to the laundry room. I used to bundle it all into my arms and then navigate down the stairs, trying to see over the bundle — dangerous!! This is so freeing — and safe and fun! It love it. It’s a beautiful, sturdy bag, the sides stay upright when you load it, and it folds great for storage until ready to use again.”

Best stacking laundry basket

Sterilite 12178006 1.5 Bushel/53 Liter Ultra Square Laundry Basket

“I just got these, but I’m excited that these little baskets will keep my laundry ‘hallway’ a bit tidier. They fit about a laundry load of clothes, so it’s easy to sort and prep the next loads to be washed. They seem easy to keep clean, and pretty durable! These also feel like just the right size for carrying; I’ve been looking for something that’s not bulky.”

Best stacking, collapsible laundry basket

Vremi Collapsible Plastic Laundry Basket

“First of all, the laundry basket is a great size and its shape is easy to hold on a hip, in front of you, or on top of your head (I wish this wasn’t something I’ve done). The added benefit of being collapsible is that it’s wonderful for storage in between laundry days. Oh my goodness, this is so much more than a laundry basket. In fact, I used it as a little washtub for my cloth diapers, as I needed to soak them in hot water and my washer doesn’t have a soak option.”

Best pop-up laundry basket

SimpleHouseware Mesh Pop-Up Laundry Hamper Basket With Side Pocket (Two-Pack)

“I live in a double-wide trailer and there is very little space in the bathroom. This hamper fit perfectly right next to my tub, but in a narrow corner. Since I am the only one who uses this bathroom, the hamper will hold just the right amount of dirty clothes. I like that I can stick dirty socks down into the side pocket and that will make them easier to sort when I take the hamper to the laundry room. There was nothing to put together. I really love this hamper — just right for a very small bathroom!”

Best baby laundry basket

Sea Team 19.7” Large Sized Folding Laundry Hamper

“This hamper fits perfectly under my son’s desk. I had a panic the other day when I realized some soiled clothes had been in the hamper overnight. I thought for sure the smell would have soaked into the cloth hamper. However, there is a nice lining on the inside. I was able to use a disinfecting wipe and clean out the pee smell. This product was suggested when I ordered other star items for my son’s room. It all goes together well!”

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The Best Laundry Baskets, According to Amazon Reviews