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.
And I use a cane basket for the dirty washing too.
So there I was grumpily, banging my baskets around the laundry… when… I found an Australian collapsible laundry basket.. that lasts!
Here it is, I’m in love with a collapsible washing basket. It’s the best laundry basket I’ve ever owned.
I can drop it on the tiles as much as I like, and it just bounces back.
So I’ve set it to work alongside the other laundry baskets.
Now all I need is a washing fairy!
Being a ruthless investigative laundry reporter, I tracked the washing basket down. It’s designed in Australia and made by Companion Brands. \
They are expensive, around $50. I just checked the Coles website and a white plastic one costs $4.76… but I know which I’d rather have. I bought a couple more for myself over the months in fast.
And I even bought one of these super cool laundry tubs.
Well these laundry basket lasted really well for five years but now are sagging a bit. We are still using them fine but they do not sit up as they used to. I gave two to my sons when they moved out but found another similar one for myself in Aldi for about $30 and it’s great. But you can never rely on Aldi to have more!
Would you spend $49 on a laundry basket?
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?