Hanging Laundry Baskets Rock My World

hanging laundry basket tutorial

Behind these doors lives the greatest laundry solution ever. Who’s ready for a DIY hanging laundry basket tutorial?


Hanging laundry baskets, my friends. Consider your life changed.

hanging laundry basket tutorial

Three on the left…

hanging laundry basket tutorial in closet hamper ideas

And three on the right.

hanging laundry basket tutorial in closet hamper ideas

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!


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.)

hanging laundry basket tutorial in closet hamper ideas

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!

hanging laundry basket tutorial in closet hamper ideas

hanging laundry basket tutorial in closet hamper ideas

Your older children officially have no excuse. They know exactly where to put their dirty clothes. (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.

hanging laundry basket tutorial in closet hamper ideas

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


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  • Heather Tran

    March 19, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    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!

  • Lauren @momhomeguide

    April 9, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    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!

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