What are the Different Types of Laundry Baskets?
Once again the worlds of engineering and consumerism collide–this time in the form of laundry baskets. There are a surprising number of different laundry baskets to choose from, depending on factors such as volume of clothing, in-home or laundromat usage, portability and durability. Some laundry baskets may only cost one US dollar, while wheeled hampers for home use may cost $30 or more. One of the oldest styles of laundry baskets still sold today is made from a woven wood called wicker. Wicker laundry baskets are extremely sturdy and can hold several pounds of dirty clothes, but they can also be heavy and cumbersome. The wicker weave provides ventilation for clothes removed from the dryer, but the moisture from wet clothing may eventually weaken the basket. Individual strands of wicker can also work loose, creating a potential hazard. Wicker laundry baskets are best for in-home laundry rooms, when wet clothes can be removed quickly. Most laundry baskets sold today are made from molde