FYI: These are the best laundry hampers, as rated by shoppers

Washing clothes has never looked so cute

A bamboo laundry hamper and a braided laundry hamper
(Image credit: Wayfair)

When doing laundry, you want the process to be as breezy as possible. Of course, having the right washing machine and laundry detergent totally helps, too. But you know what makes the process so much easier? Having a handy laundry hamper, that’s what.

Having a good, quality laundry hamper takes a pretty boring chore and amps up the efficiency. A top-notch hamper should be in a size that fits everything, made of a lasting material so it doesn’t break, and easy to move around if need be.

I’ve picked out the best laundry hampers that fit these categories, which shoppers have rated highly. I’ve also made sure that they’re suitable for small apartments and rentals — aka nothing huge and nothing that could damage the paint. Oh, and I’ve included plenty of aesthetic choices, because I know how important it is to keep your interior looking cute. Ready to flip your laundry game? Scroll on down for the best laundry hamper buys.

12 of the best laundry hamper buys, as rated by shoppers

Laundry hampers with lids

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Laundry hampers on wheels

Pop up laundry hampers

Plastic laundry hampers


Why do people use laundry hampers?

Laundry hampers are a great way to contain dirty laundry before it needs to be washed. They also make it easy to transport lots of laundry at once to the washing machine, rather than having to carry by hand.

What type of laundry hamper is best?

This does depend on where and what you need it for. Plastic laundry baskets are inexpensive and easy to carry around. If you live in a small space, pop up laundry hampers are great for folding down. Got a laundry room that's super far away? Laundry hampers with wheels are your best bet. And if you're worried about aesthetic, laundry hampers with lids are a chic way to keep all that dirty laundry contained.

How we chose these laundry hampers

We scoured the internet for verified, highly-rated laundry hampers across various different websites. Not only did we filter the searches for the best rated ones, but we also sifted through the reviews to find features that shoppers agreed were useful.

Where to buy a laundry hamper?

Yet to find that perfect laundry hamper? Here's where else you can browse for your dream design:

Eve Smallman
Content Editor

Hi there! I’m a content editor at Real Homes. I've been a lifestyle journalist for over five years, previously working as an editor across regional magazines. Before this, I graduated from Nottingham Trent University a degree in journalism, along with an NCTJ gold diploma. I love running, decorating my rented Victorian home, and discovering new cheeses. For Real Homes, I specialize in interior design, trends and finding the best viral buys.