My Little Secret about Dirty Laundry

When we were moving to this house, I was trying to think “outside the box” and tried to make processes and the location of things easier.  I was in a bath and bedding store one day and saw this cool divided laundry hamper that even had wheels!  It was love at first sight and I immediately bought it and brought it home to be our own.

Believe it or not, these are the only pictures I could find of that original hamper.  Wouldn’t you think I would have at least taken the top layer of dirty clothes off before I took a picture?  I tell you, we’re going to have to fire that laundress — she really lets that stuff get out of hand sometimes!  (There were three sections and, in theory, we sorted the clothes as we put them in.  But, obviously when it got this full, that sorting-as-we-went became an inexact science!)

As is obvious in the previous pictures, we sometimes “somewhat” overloaded that hamper and its frame just wasn’t built for heavy duty use, so its frail little rods and wheels gave out after a couple years and it needed to be replaced.  In stepped Hubby who said, “Don’t buy another one of those hampers with the flimsy frame, I’ll build a heavy duty frame for the linen dividers you already have!”  So he built this one.  It was much sturdier, but it was also much heavier to push to the other end of the house to the laundry room, and it squeaked and moaned to high heaven every time it made the trip.  It became a joke between us that you could forget about hearing anything like TV when it was passing through, and we nicknamed it the “glory wagon”.

But, just between you and me, even though I really appreciated Hubby building the “glory wagon”, I never really liked it.  So I did use it for a while, because I didn’t want him to feel all his work was wasted, but after a while I came up with another idea and he (gladly, I think, because he wasn’t crazy about how this one turned out either) liked it too.

So, this is what we use now.

These wonderful mesh hampers fit perfectly where the “combo” hampers resided but now I don’t have to take the whole set to the laundry room at the same time.  When one fills up, I just take it!

These hampers are so lightweight and the handles make them very easy to carry.  If I need to, I can easily carry all three to the laundry room.

So instead of having, as they say, a dirty little secret, I have now shared with you my secret about my dirty little laundry … except for the little part.  Wasn’t there supposed to be alot less laundry when it was just the two of us?

My laundry  baskets that I use to put clean laundry in are made out of this mesh and have the strap handles too.  What a great invention!

4 Responses to My Little Secret about Dirty Laundry

  1. Chrissy Witt says:

    I came across the same thing, trying to keep up with the laundry!! Love the mesh hampers (they pack so full and expand easily) they really help get the job done!!

  2. Sandra says:

    If they work THIS well for us Chrissy, I can just imagine how well they work for families like yours with kids! (I did give each of our grandchildren one of these of their own.) :)

  3. I love this idea! I used to have one of those 3 divider hampers too! I can’t even remember what ever happened to it!

  4. Sandra says:

    V — I really DO like the idea of sorting the laundry as we go, so that there isn’t as much sorting to do in the laundry room, but I have found the three separate hampers the easiest to deal with.

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