They are so crap, they fall apart so fast, they’re utter rubbish – why do we bother??!!
In the council cleanup a few weeks ago I FINALLY got rid of a couple of classic white plastic washing baskets whose days had been done a long time before.
Those rotten rigid useless baskets which you can buy from the supermarkets are so bad… and so emblematic of a buy-cheap-crap-throw-away-very-soon culture which drives me demented.
We have tiles outside where we hang the washing. The baskets get dropped down onto the tiles a lot and the bottoms tend to shatter. They need to toughen up!
‘That’s it,’ I yelled to my sister ‘I’m never buying those again!!’
‘How about cane baskets?’ said she.
‘But they’ll just break too,’ quoth I.
‘True,’ she said, ‘but they will last longer and they’re biodegradable.’
So lucky for me, I found a big cane basket at the same council cleanup, washed it and set it to work.
So there I was grumpily, banging my baskets around the laundry… when…
Sometimes PR companies hit the nail right on the head. A Back to School care package was delivered on behalf on Panasonic, and it included the most divine collapsible washing basket.
Now all I need is a washing fairy!
Oh look there’s one!
She seems to enjoy the laundry a lot more than her mum does.
Being a ruthless investigative laundry reporter, I tracked the washing basket down. It’s designed in Australia and made by Companion Brands. Here’s the website.
It’s actually designed for campers and caravanners, you can buy them at Kelly’s Camping here.
They cost a cool $39.95, which is a lot for a washing basket. I just checked the Coles website and a white plastic one costs $4.76… but I know which I’d rather have. I’m going to buy a couple more, one for here and one for the beach house.
Or I might even splash out $49 on this super cool laundry tub.
Would you spend $49 on a laundry tub?
Do you go for long lasting quality over cheap short-lasting quantity?
Do your laundry baskets drive you mad… or just the laundry itself?
Any washing fairies are your house?
My next domestic rant will feature clothes pegs, now there’s a topic I’ve got PLENTY to write about!
Thank you lovely PR people and Panasonic. I’ve never tried a Panasonic washing machine, but love front loaders and am impressed that they have a normal-sized one that can handle 10kg of dirty washing.