The 10 Best Collapsible Laundry Baskets
This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in January of 2018. Dirty laundry — especially for large families — can accumulate at an alarming rate. But the regular baskets most people use to hold all that dirty clothing can take up a lot of space. With one of these collapsible models, you’ll be able to save some room. They fold up for storage when not in use, and many are even portable enough to take to the laundromat or on vacation. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
April 10, 2020:
Collapsible laundry baskets can be a boon to those short on space, but if you have curious small pets, you'll want to choose carefully. Wire mesh options, especially those with fabric handles, can pose a tangle risk. With that said, mesh options are often hard to beat, since they allow for breathability and are affordably priced. Top choices include the Handy Laundry Single and the House Again Strong. Between these models, there are tons of colors available, and for large households, they're available in packs of two. Those who like to be organized might appreciate the Smart Design Deluxe, as well, since it has a detachable divider that makes it a cinch to separate your lights and darks.
If mesh is too casual, you may want to consider a fabric model, instead. These, including the Dokehom Drawstring and the DII Basket, give you the feel of a laundry hamper, but without taking up so much space. They're on the small side, though, so if you make tons of dirty laundry, you might need to purchase more than one. We've kept the Rubbermaid Configurations, too; it doesn't perform well over the long term when exposed to water, so skip it for wet towels and sweaty workout gear.
Finally, we have decided to add one cart, the VersaCart Transit Original. Anyone who struggles to carry their dirty duds to a laundromat will appreciate its large wheels and sturdy handles, and it folds up when it's not needed. And since it's made for hauling groceries, it gives you more versatility than most.
Pottery Barn Foldable With its bamboo rim and stylish, elegant gray fabric body, the Pottery Barn Foldable will fit right into any sleek and modern decor. You can count on it to transport and store both wet and dry clothing, as it boasts a water-resistant coating for durability. potterybarn.com
Uashmama Laundry Bag The Uashmama Laundry Bag doesn't collapse down as small as some, but this bag is squishable to fit into tight spaces. On each, you'll find a press-stud interlocking system that allows you to fasten multiple bags together, as well as a label that you can write on with chalk. shopuashmamausa.com
Zone Collapsible If you had to select only one word to describe the Zone Collapsible, that word might be "clever." Its handles make it a breeze to carry, but when you fold them down, they form a handy opening for tossing clothes into. And although this choice is slightly expensive, it's made of strong fabric to last over the long haul. food52.com