I know, I know, I should grow reeds and learn basket weaving. Or meet someone who would like to weave me baskets and trade something I produce for them.
I'm trying to replace the plastic things in my life with compostable things when possible. These plastic laundry baskets are getting elderly and laundry arrives freshly dirtied every day with all these kids. What do y'all use?
I use a lot of baskets but haven't found a good sturdy lightweight laundry sort of basket.
Wicker would be my first choice. Lightweight and compostable! It is hard to find one that's big enough and sturdy enough. I'm sure it's out there.
Laundry bags are an option, are these sold as laundry bags? I'd prefer to order something like a cloth bag over the internet even though wicker seems best because overpackaging is a pet peeve of mine and I'm imagining a really massive box for a laundry-sized basket.
We get our laundry pretty dirty here! Jeans age well, but the baby's cloth diapers are another story...
My wife started using a canvas log tote and finaly made a dedicated nylon pack cloth laundry basket. Doesn't take up any room when not in use. Incorporated some ribs into it to hold its shapes yet still be flexible.
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Some were new on sale, most were garage sales--old freezer baskets, gym locker baskets, milk crates, etc.
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Oooh, you've answered my question! I will get a log tote or two since I need one anyway and I will keep my eyes peeled for lightweight wire baskets. I had been thinking that metal would be too heavy of a material but that looks ok. Yard sales are our favorite way to shop.
If anyone else has a great system, though, I'm still open to suggestion. This plastic junk-ectomy is a long process.