Rob and I have more or less finished decorating our hallway, landing and spare bedroom. We still need to sort out the finishing touches so it will be a while before I post any pictures on here. Plus I am the worlds slowest blogger when it comes to this type of thing. But one thing we do need to sort out ASAP is a new laundry basket or baskets.
The reason I say possibly baskets is that I have a large load washing machine (I think its 8 or 9KGs?) so it takes almost a week before we have enough clothes for a wash.
We currently have two baskets that we bought to match our bathroom in our old house. Although thinking about it, they may have been bought for the house before that? Who knows? Anyway, the point is that we have had them for a long time and they are on their way out and need replacing. Plus they are ugly as hell and I hate them.
I remember when I first moved in with Rob, I was so naive. I insisted that we have separate laundry baskets and that he did his own washing because he did it himself when he lived with his mates, so why should I do his washing for him when we lived together just because I am female! Oh, I was so optimistic! Of course I do all the washing now! But its only fair because I work less hours than him. I guess I have to pull my weight around the house. If I really have to, that is.
Here is a picture of our current laundry baskets in our old bathroom in our Chatham house. They looked alright in this room because they matched the blind and the colour scheme that was based around the beige bathroom suite.
But now I want something large enough yet still discreet, contemporary with a classic mid century vibe, breathable and practical. Is that too much to ask? I think so, because all the available laundry baskets out there seem to be either Ali Baba wicker baskets, plastic monstrosities or fabric bags with ‘Dark’, ‘Whites’ or ‘Washing’ etc all wrote on them. Which are really not to my taste.
Here are my faves so far –
The two above from Ferm Living are nice, but they don’t have lids (so I will be able see and smell Robs sweaty sports gear in it!) and I am not sure they are large enough. I like the patterns though.
Above are two more from Habitat. They are a better option because they have lids. But are they breathable?
Which brings me to my current favourite – the bad boy above from John Lewis. It ticks all the boxes but is eye wateringly expensive. And I mean really expensive.
Can I justify spending £60 on a laundry basket???????