Hanging Laundry Baskets Rock My World

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hanging laundry baskets

Behind these doors lives the greatest laundry solution ever.

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Hanging laundry baskets, my friends.

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Three on the left…

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And three on the right.

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This is what I refer to as “organizational porn” AND I LIKE IT.

And! It really isn’t too terribly difficult. You need:

A measuring tape (that you will use again and again and again)
Aluminum angle brackets from the hardware store
Laundry baskets – We used Sterilite ones similar to these. (You can usually buy them in 6-packs from Amazon for a decent price.)
Possibly some wood or melamine cut to the specifications of your closet to make the perfect fit
Screws, drill, what have you…

The key is all in the measurements. The baskets need to sit properly on the aluminum to slide in and out without much effort. Once you’ve properly measured your space, just drill those angles into the wall and you’re good to go!

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We chose this method because the bedroom closets are not very large, and we were struggling to find a place to house all of our dirty laundry. Enter our roomy hall linen closet that sits in between all of our bedrooms. It’s the perfect central spot, really. (Also a short jaunt to our laundry room.)

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Now, if you want to raise the organizational porn bar to the pinnacle, get out your P-Touch label maker and label those bad boys!

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Your older children officially have no excuse. They know exactly where to put their dirty clothing. (Not on the floor/chair/bed of their bedroom, ahem.) This has worked beautifully with my 6-year-old son. He and the laundry baskets are like two peas in a pod.

The best part? No sorting. I can’t even explain how nice it is to not dump pounds and pounds of dirty laundry all over the floor and sort into piles before washing. I just pull out the basket and head straight to the laundry room.

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It’s the perfect solution, truly. Get yourself some hanging laundry baskets STAT. (Little helper not included.)



COMMENTS (17)

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  1. I now know what I’ll be doing next weekend – GREAT idea!

  2. This is basically genius.
    laura @ hollywood housewife recently posted…nudie art in the house

  3. Oh my, that’s a genius solution! My solution thus far has been to just skip sorting my laundry ;) Which proves to be a PIA when it comes to delicates, air dry only…etc.
    Jessica recently posted…Cooking with Kids

  4. We JUST built a laundry basket dresser that is basically the same thing. Jealous that you can hide yours in a closet, but I love ours for the organization nonetheless. :) http://thethingsthatbringmejoy.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/pinterest-challenge-laundry-basket-dresser/
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  5. Elizabeth A says:

    Ohhh… thaaaat. Is a thing of beauty and a joy forever. “Organizational Porn” is right — I may need a moment to myself, as a matter of fact. I think the labelmaker is a step too far for me, but whatever floats yer boat, lady!
    Now, if I just had a closet big enough….

  6. I love this idea! I’m a huge fan of cool organizational systems and I think this is great. I have a P-Touch label maker already on hand to do the labeling :)
    Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian recently posted…Signs of Spring

  7. GreenInOC says:

    Brilliant. These look so good I bet they will make you smile for years and years!

  8. This is BRILLIANT!

  9. LOVING these baskets! We need a lot of organisational help in our laundry – thanks for sharing!

  10. Long time reader, never commenter here. Okay, sort of dying to know where exactly your house is?! I’m sure you aren’t dumb enough to put your street name on the Internet, but I’m so curious. I am 99% sure we live in the exact same area and we bought a house right around when you did…given that there is almost no inventory in this area, I feel like odds are high we looked at your house. Can you give me some secret code hint?

  11. Great idea! Thanks to http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/ I noticed ur blog
    Sinem recently posted…Little things list 2 / Kucuk Mutluluklar Listesi 2

  12. WHAT!?
    I’m in love with everything about this. I don’t have any tall linen closets upstairs to accommodate this type of awesomeness, but dammit, I’m going to figure something out, because up until now I’ve been doing it all wrong!
    beckey recently posted…What I Wore Wednesday

  13. This is brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Uh, yes, please!!! This is a nifty idea that I think I can actually do!

    Chandra

  15. Heather Tran says:

    Thinking about doing this for the clean folded clothes because they never seem to get put away. Everyone would be responsible for putting their own basket away. And Im not looking for their clothes anymore; they can find them themselves!

  16. Wow! This is a great idea!! I always have piles of laundry throughout my home (in the bedrooms and in the space where I do my sorting), so I should really implement this sorting system!
    Lauren @momhomeguide recently posted…Springtime Gardening

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