The clothes hamper is an essential addition to any bathroom to keep dirty clothes off the floor and make laundry time easier. Here are some of the things that you need to know to make sure that you have the right hamper for your needs. To take a look at a few clothes hampers for yourself, visit your local bathroom accessories
Check Out the Size
If you’re keeping your clothes hamper in the bathroom, you’ll need to check the size of it. That is, you want to make sure that it fits in your bathroom without becoming an encumbrance. Look at the area where you want to put the hamper – in a corner, besides the vanity etc – and measure it up. Having the measurements of the space will help greatly when it comes time to go hamper shopping.
How Many Compartments Do You Need?
If you’re happy to just throw all your clothes in and sort them out when it comes to laundry day, a single compartment is all you need in your hamper. However, if you want to make laundry day easier and faster, you might want a hamper that has separate compartments such as lights and darks, or lights, darks and delicates.
How Portable is the Hamper?
There’s a good chance that at least once a week, you’ll be carting the clothes hamper from the bathroom to the laundry. Simply put, you want to make sure that the hamper is easy for you to carry. Choose a hamper that isn’t too heavy for you (especially when empty as it only gets heavier as it fills) and that you can carry comfortably. You don’t want to be straining to move a full clothes hamper. Alternatively, you can choose a hamper that has a removable insert – you just pull that out to take your clothes away for washing.
Choosing Your Hamper Style
Of course, you can’t forget about the aesthetics of your hamper – after all, you’ll see it in the bathroom every day and potentially, so will your guests! Look for a hamper that complements your personal taste and also your bathroom decor. This could be a wooden hamper, a wicker hamper, or a cloth hamper that hangs from a plastic, timber or metal frame. Each of these is available in a range of sizes and shapes so you are sure to find that suits your bathroom perfectly.