“ Brand: B&Q / Type: Tubs „
I have this tub in the large size in a bright shade of red. It is the 40 litre size which cost just under £6 but B&Q also do a smaller size which is 22 litres but this costs almost as much as the larger size so if space isn't a problem the larger one is by far the best value. The tubs also come in pink, blue, yellow, purple and black. It is made of a strong plastic but is not moulded so is flexible to the touch, however it is strong enough to carry a good weigh, and it has ridges all around the sides.
I first bought this in the spring when we had a family barbeque and I bought it to keep the beer and wine cool as we did have a warm spell at the time. As we have a tap outside I filled it up with water in the garden to about half full and was still able to pick it up and carry it to where I wanted it and although it was quite heavy it was still manageable and easy to manoeuvre due to the well placed large handles at the sides.
Since this time I have used it for a variety of other things, including carrying it round the garden when I have been weeding and then tipping it into my compost bin. I have also used it to move stone chippings from the patio to the top of the garden and have been able to fill it at least half full and pick it up comfortably.
I have also used it to recently harvest our potatoes and we did have a good crop this year. The most recent use I have had is to collect our apples in again which have done very well this year which I think is due to the lovely warm weather we have had. The apples are actually still stored in the tub in our garage and will probably stay there until I need it again.
When I have used it outside and it has got a bit dirty I have just sprayed it with the hosepipe and left it upside down to dry and it has come up very clean. There are a few scratches on it from moving the stone chippings but this is only slight cosmetic damage and is what I would expect from that sort of use. I would think that you would have to really give it a good battering to split or break it and consider it a real bargain at under £6.
This really is a flexible tub and is suitable for a wide range of uses. You could also use it in the house for storage and the bright colours would be particularly suitable to keep children's toys in and as it is soft plastic wouldn't be a hazard if children tripped on it. It could also be used to plant flowers or plants outside which would look effective in the different colours.
As well as the pampered pooches and happy hamsters I have already mentioned in previous reviews I am also the owner of 5 rather fuzzy guinea pigs that live in the lap of luxury in my bedroom - on fleece bedding no less! Pigs by name, pigs by nature, they really are messy little fellows and I find myself having to spot clean their cages on a daily basis, sometimes two or three times depending on how much mayhem they decide to cause, flinging hay and poops everywhere and usually kicking out the litter from their trays along the way! Instead of going through tons of bin bags collecting their waste I use a flexi tub; this being my item of choice as I'm very conscious about helping the planet and don't want to contribute to mountains of un-biodegradable plastic.
My tub is the large variety and has a 40 litre capacity, I love the design as it's lightweight yet strong and durable - mine is also girly as I chose the barbie pink offering! I've had it for a fair while now and as well as using it to transport piggy waste outside to pop on the compost heap it's also been used for garden trimmings. It happens to be the easiest thing in the world to clean, a quick blast with the hosepipe and it's as good as new. Mine is a couple of years old now and show no signs of wear and tear, no splits or cracks which isn't bad for something that cost just over a fiver. The handles are comfortable and don't hurt my hands at all, the tub is so easy to carry due to it's slimline design, there's certainly nothing bulky or cumbersome about it. My grandad has tubs of his own and manages to carry them with ease despite having dexterity problems; it means he can still enjoy pottering around his garden without having to worry about how he can dispose of any waste afterwards.
The tubs are so versatile that I think every household should have at least one, you can use them for storage or for carrying washing, there's probably 101 uses for this simple yet nifty little product. If pink isn't your cup of tea then other colours are available, I've seen red and black varieties. If you don't want something as big as the 40 litre then b&q offers a range of other sizes.
We bought three of these tubs around a year ago now from our local B&Q. We originally bought them to fill with water and ice to keep cans of drink cool one summer as we were having a big barbecue but we have since used them for a variety of stuff and they've turned out to be really handy!
My little boy loves water play so one of these half full with water and a few empty containers will keep him entertained for what seems like hours! He has had so much fun with these tubs over the summer and actually prefers one of these to his paddling pool. We don't have a hose so I will fill one of the tubs with the outside tap (which takes a while given the size) then carry it onto the grass so that he doesn't make a mess on the decking or patio. The handles are strong and big enough to grip properly, and even when the tub is completely full (each tub can hold up to 40 litres of water) the handles cope with the weight and never feel like they're going to break.
The tubs are all identical apart from the colours, we have two blue ones and one pink one and other colours such as red and yellow were also available when we bought them, but I'm not sure what the current colour choice is. Because they're brightly coloured they look much nicer than a plain bucket or container and they brighten the garden up as we keep them outside and the colour has only faded very slightly after a good year or so of having them. The tubs are made from a flexible material which feels thick and good quality and although they do get a bit mucky as we keep them outside they're easy to clean with a bit of water, so they don't look grubby or anything despite how much we use them.
The tubs come in handy for storing things and transporting water from the back garden to the front garden, and whenever the drive needs a clean my fiancé will fill one with water and just throw it on the driveway until its clean. We really do need to invest in a hose but this is a cheaper way of doing it if a little more time consuming!
We use one of the tubs to store my little ones outdoor toys in but as the opening of the tub is large we need to cover it whenever it's raining else it will obviously fill up with water, we just use a piece of spare wood that we've got to cover it but the other two are empty at the moment so whenever it rains we let them collect the rain water and then water the plants with it or let the dog drink it. The tubs are very convenient for so many things and writing this review makes me smile because we took one with us when we went away in the motorhome and used it to stand in and wash our feet every time we got back to the motorhome from the beach because our feet got so sandy and muddy from paddling in the sea and running along the beach being daft with my little boy.
As we bought the tubs some time ago now I can't remember exactly what we paid, but I know it wasn't much as I remember getting three instead of the original two that we had set out to buy because of the bargain price. The current retail price is around £6 which in my opinion is good value given the durability and quality. The tubs are B&Q own brand and can be purchased either in-store b&q or ordered from their website.
All in all I recommend these flexi tubs. I can't fault them! If I had to think of any disadvantages it would be that they're only available in one size and it is quite bulky so would take up a bit of room in small a shed or garage but this isn't a problem for us as we just keep them in the garden, and I give them five out of five stars.
== Price ==
I purchased these Flexi Tubs for around £4 from B&Q which is its sale price, and usually costs around £6. At the time I was wondering whether even £4 was a bit steep for a flexi tub, however now knowing the quality of the item and high extent of its use I would happily pay the full price for these.
== Design ==
There are two main sizes to choose from; medium and large. I decided to get one larger one and a smaller sized flexi tub which were both red coloured, however there I do believe there are other colours available but at the time when I bought them they only had red available, which I didn't mind at all. They are made from hard plastic so they are very durable and lightweight to transport.
== Multi-Purpose Indeed! ==
When I initially bought these I didn't quite realise the extent to which these would be used, I originally bought the large these to help store bathroom cleaning products, but I also use it to hold water for cleaning the car. I found that it manages to hold a lot more water (about 30 Litre) than I expected and also found it very easy to transport the filled up tub from the sink to the outside driveway thanks to the strong sturdy handles. Apart from the water adding to the weight I still found these to be fairly lightweight and easier to move around.
The smaller flexi tube is used to hold a few of my nephews toys and building blocks, it is so light weight that even my 3 year old nephew can fairly easily carry it and transport it around. Even the smaller tub is quite spacey, which is great as it means it can store a lot more of my nephews bits and bobs and make his room look a lot tidier!.
I sometimes use the smaller one as a little pouring jug when giving my nephew a bath, which my nephew loves as well as he pretends he pouring me a cup of coffee! It add a bit more fun the bath experience for my nephew which is always a plus.
The plastic material is very durable, I have occasionally dropped it on the floor and my nephew has thrown it on the bathroom floor a couple of times; but despite this it has not developed any cracks or major wear or tear, which means its high quality and worth the £6 price tag.
== Conclusion ==
Overall I would recommend these as they are strong, sturdy, durable, spacey and very handy for all sorts of purposes. I would happily purchase these again in the future at the full RRP.
We have a couple of these Flexi Tubs hanging around our garden at the moment, mostly because we have been renovating a house for the past couple of years and they have come in very handy for various tasks involved in this. The tubs come in a variety of colours, but for some reason we were really boring when we bought ours and they are both in dark green. I think this is because we associated this colour with the garden - for the more adventurous of you, however, you can choose between red, pink, blue, purple, yellow, and terracotta.
The tub comes in three different sizes:
12l capacity - £4.98
22l capacity - £5.48
40l capacity - £5.98
There isn't a huge difference in price between the smallest and largest, yet the difference in capacity is quite noticeable, so unless you're after something smaller for a specific reason, it makes sense to get the largest one. The ones we have are the 40 litre ones.
These tubs have had a lot of use during our renovation project, from being used to carry rubble to the skip, to mixing plaster in them. They are incredibly versatile, and although they are made from plastic, the plastic isn't moulded so it's flexible. This makes it feel lighter to carry in my opinion, and although I wondered whether it would be strong enough for our purposes, it has proved itself to be incredibly hardwearing time and time again. These have been in our garden for a couple of years, occasionally venturing into the house when we have had walls plastered and need something to mix the plaster in, and despite being thrown around and carelessly stored exposed to the elements, they have fared well with no cracks or splits.
The tubs have carry handles which you'd expect to be able to carry 40 litres worth of stuff! Ours have been used to carry both liquids and solid materials, and although they are looking a bit battered now, we will be able to get lots more use out of them I'm sure. Technically speaking, although this is classed as a garden accessory, it could be used indoors for storing toys or carrying washing, as it's sturdy yet lightweight so would be ideal for replacing those flimsy washing baskets I seem to get through so many of....
I would recommend these flexi tubs as they provide excellent quality and value for money.
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It is surprising how light these tubs are - they are as light as a feather. They are also very deeps and hold plenty - you'd be surprised at the amount these tubs can hold and as they are so strong and sturdy they won't break or crack which is great. There are two handles; one each side of the tub and as they have been moulded in with the tub itself, they are very strong and won't 'break' if the items in the tub are too heavy. They are also very easy to grip. The only downside is that you need two hands to carry the tub - the handles are too far apart to be able to carry them with one hand, although that is just a small disadvantage.
I think that the flexi tubs are an essential in every household. They have so many uses that I think it is useful to have one for each department in the house; one for the laundry, one to the garden etc. They have many uses and due to their flexibility mean that storing and transporting items are easy. Also as they are made from a rubbery plastic material - they can easily be washed. Even though I have used my tub many, many times there is no signs of any wear and tear - in fact the tub still looks like brand new.
Such uses for flexi tubs include: Carrying dirty/clean laundry to the line / washing machine and carrying shopping from the car. I also find that they are great for keeping downstairs for items that need taking upstairs/putting away in other areas of the house. This is great as it means that you can take all of the items in one journey which saves time and effort. Another idea is using them for gardening - transporting compost etc. You can even use them as plant pots which are attractive due to their bright colours. You can also use these tubs when washing the car to hold the water and sponge etc instead of using a bucket.
Another great use for these flexi tubs is for house parties. They make great ice buckets - simply fill the tubs with ice and place cans of beers and bottles into the tubs and let guests help themselves. Plus the fact that the tubs are waterproof means that the water won't leak everywhere once the ice has melted.
These tubs can even be used to store children's toys and whats great is the fact that as they are so soft they are safe for children as they do not have any sharp edges etc, like some other storage boxes do.
My cat has a tub all for herself - I put a blanket in there and she loved it as it was so cosy and warm and with no draught. So she was very happy last winter in her flexi tub bed.
All in all I would definitely recommend these Flexi Tubs.
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The flexi tub from B&Q is made from polythene which is a very strong rubber based compound that ideal for a multitude of uses and they come in a variety of colours and we have a green coloured one. I have seen them used for the storage of toys, cleaning products and also laundry however ours is used in the garden for the collection and removal of garden waste such as weeds and leaves. Ours cost around the £6 mark so they are an inexpensive solution and very well made.
They hold about 40 litres of waste and the dimensions are H40, W45 and the base is 36 cm's. Due to the fact that they are made from a rubber compound they are ideal for dealing with messy jobs and they can be washed out afterwards to keep clean. The polythene is not only tough but also very flexible and therefore they are very hard to damage. It comes with two moulded handles which are easy to grip however I would prefer them to be a little wider for greater comfort.
It certainly is an easy way to store and transport weeds and other garden debris like leaves which can then be dumped into the recycling bin. I would not use it for anything too heavy as I'm not convinced the handles would cope with too much weight however with things like leaves then it is perfectly fine.
It is easy to store and if you have more than one they can stack together so that they do not take up a lot of space. Our current one is about two years old and it still looks like new if you ignore the ingrained dirt, physically it does not show any signs of damage it is just not as clean as it looked when new, partly because my other half often does not wash it out after he has used it.
This is a useful item and a simple one as well. Made from a robust material it is also very reasonably priced.
I initially picked up one of these flexi tubs from B&Q to use for my gardening. I have to walk through my house to empty the grass box every few minutes when I'm mowing the back garden, and it occurred to me that I could make less frequent trips if I got one of these tubs, emptied a few grass boxes full into it, then carried this through to the front to my garden waste bin.
A 40 litre tub set me back around £6 and has saved me a whole lot of trips back and forth since purchase. I've since spotted this exact style in Tesco for around the £5 mark so it's worth bearing that in mind, though I don't know if the quality of the materials used is comparable or not - you'll have to have a look at both and make your own mind up.
What I found particularly useful about this tub was the flexible structure. When you put the tub down, it sits wide open like it appears in the picture above. You can easily get things in with one hand and there's no need to hold it open. Equally though, when you grab both the handles together, they are easily flexible and you can carry the tub 'closed' so to speak with just one hand. It occurred to me that this would be useful for other things, like toys and laundry, and I've since bought several more to use for those purposes too. I find I can carry the tub around with one hand, using the other to chuck things in it as I go. Then when I put the tub down, it immediately springs back into shape.
These tubs come in a variety of colours, as you can see if you check the B&Q website. For gardening purposes you're not likely to be too fussed about colour, though I went for a dark green myself. If you decide to use these for storing children's toys like I have then it's nice that you can pick a colour to suit your child's room - like blue, pink or red. I have three blue tubs in my son's room, one is in his wardrobe (this is where the flexible element comes in especially handy as if this was solid it wouldn't fit in there!), then I have two under his mid-sleeper bed with all his soft toys in. They're light and easy for kids to drag out by themselves provided you don't overfill them with heavy toys like cars.
I've owned a flexi tub from B&Q in blue for around a year when I went on a little splurge in B&Q last summer. The product is described as a garden accessory although it can be used for almost anything.
The tub is made of lightweight, flexible polythene which means it is easy to carry around and to manuevre about. The size of it is (H) 40 x (W) 45 x (Base) 36cm which is perfect for carry a reasonable round of washing or for removing garden waste when I've been doing a bit in the garden. The material also makes it easy to wash so it is useful for almost all kinds of jobs. The tub, though sturdy, is strong enough that it won't crack or break and is decent enough at carrying a variety of things.
The material not only makes it easy to clean, but also makes it easy to carry on itself. The tub has lines across it which makes it looks modern and simplistic. The handles are also made of flexible plastic, which I think is also a bonus as you can drag the two sides in when carrying a smaller amount which can make it easier to lump about instead of out-stretching your arms. The handles don't tend to hurt my hands like some of the rigid tubs I use do, even without any rubber gripping which they sometimes come with.
The tub comes in many different colours, from blue like I have to yellow, light pink, red and green. I think I remember the green tub being marketed as a 'garden' tub as it comes in forest green colour as so many products for the garden do. I like that there is good variety of colours as it means you can get whatever colour suits you best, and they all come in for a very reasonable £5.98.
The durability and material gives of a kind of workman feel to the item, it reminds me of something a builder might use to carry about tools or small materials. I however offer my tub a much more domestic life, using it for the washing. In my house there seems to be a perpetually growing pile of washing and as I am all but one woman I usually need something to help me carry it upstairs to put away. I like that it offers such varied uses, and also has the quality to perform pretty much any job you put it up to.
Overall I think this is a very useful product and would definitely recommend it. There is lots of variety in terms of colour and use. The size is good for filling up with clothes, garden bits and bobs or whatever you feel like really, as it fits everything I need to carry about at one time (or at least I'm able to physically carry) without any complaint. One issue I could have with this tub is that the handles are quite apart because of size and so its a bit difficult to pull together to hold with one hand, although that might be asking a bit much and I dont tend to do this often anyway.
Fitted kitchens are very nice but they never seem to make room for laundry baskets, when we moved into our home I hadn't got anywhere to keep a laundry basket and actually used a fold up crate which I stored down the side of the fridge freezer, this lasted precisely 6 months before it cracked and I went on buying them pretty regularly until the end of last year when Mark and myself popped into a B&Q store and spotted their Flexi Tubs which I decided to buy instead of yet another crate.
The B&Q 40 Litre Flexi Tub is exactly that, a flexible tub. The Flexi Tub is made from a strong rubbery plastic material called Polythene, its very hard wearing and flexible. The Flexi Tub measures approximately 40cm's high, 45cm's wide and the base is 36cm's.
The Flexi Tub is a round shape and has handles each side which are moulded onto the body. The tub has a lined pattern around it but to be honest it doesn't really add anything to the flexi tub.
The Flexi Tub is available in several colours including red, blue, purple, yellow, terracotta, green and bright pink, I chose the pink one but my husband has since bought a green one for the garden.
I originally bought my flexi tub to use as a laundry basket and for this it is ideal, being flexible makes it easy to carry, especially if I only have a few bits of laundry in the tub I can pick it up by the handles in one hand. Its ideal for hand washing that is still dripping, it doesn't leave a trail of water over the floor as I take it outside.
I have used my flexi tub for a few months now and have been really pleased. It makes an excellent laundry basket but it is useful for so much more. By the end of the day I usually have a few things to take upstairs, clothes, Jayden's toys etc, an to save a couple of trips I just put it all in the flexi tub and make one journey.
We have also used. the green tub a lot outside, its ideal for when you are weeding or raking up leaves, the tub is easy to carry and being made from a rubber type of material its washable so if anything messy goes in it a quick swill out with some soapy water will have it looking new again.
I would certainly recommend the B&Q Flexi Tub, they cost £5.98 each but in my opinion they are well worth the money, they have so many uses both inside out doors and if you have more than one they can be stacked to save space.
One place recently I have spent an awful lot of time in lately is B & Q with my Stepdad and this is due to moving properties into one that needed alot of work doing to it in order to make it livable.
I spotted these flexi tubs and I actually bought two of them. One to store in my garden shed to help with moving stuff around the garden and one to pop in a cupboard and to help me assist in moving things about my home and for shoving wet washing into to hang into my garden and the likes.
When I was in store I had a a couple of size options to choose from and colours. I could have gone for Terracotta in colour or dark green which have a 12 Litre capacity and which go as small however I chose the large size which cost me £5.98 and holds 22 Litres and I went for the bright pink one for my household tasks and dark blue for outdoor use though I could have gone for Red, Terracotta, Dark Green, Purple, Medium Green or Yellow, so plenty to choose from there are!
Well no matter the size you go for they all look plastic but are made from Polythene. Mine are vivid colours and very strong with two large integrated handles to each side of the tub. Both are round in shape and are waterproof and measure (H) 40cm x (W) 45cm x (Base) 36cm meaning they are deep. They are very sturdy and strong but flexible at the same time and have lines as a pattern on the outside of them, other that that they are very plain to look at but pleasant enough of course.
These are really fantastic. Without anything in they are rather lightweight and they have a bit of give to them meaning that they are not rigid. Sure they are quite pricey but they are robust and don't mark easily so stay looking pristine and if they get wet or dirty I just wipe them over with a clean cloth.
I can pack plenty in and I really rate mine as garden and household helpers!
Only available from B & Q priced at £5.98 each for the large ones I own.
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WHAT IT IS?
A plastic tub with handles that has got many uses to include gardening, storage and rubbish collection.
I think the design of the tubs is very good. They are made of very soft plastic that is flexible, I think the advantage of that is when you lift the tub up it is a lot more comfortable. The tubs have got 2 handles and because of them being flexible you can pull the sides of the tub inward to make it easier to carry. You can buy the tubs in all different colours like red, green, white, blue and I have seen them in pink also and I think that is good because it makes them versatile for using inside the home. I have got a blue one and I use it for keeping my baby daughters toys in now but before that I used it as a laundry basket.
WHAT I THINK
I like my Flexi Tub very much and am glad that I bought it because I did not think that I would use it as much as I do. My father was a builder and he used these tubs for his tools so they have always been a work product the way I look at them but they are very useful for other things as well.
My Flexi Tub is about 2 years old and I am very happy with it. It is a little bit scuffed on the bottom but that is the only problem there is and none of the plastic has cracked or anything even though I use it a lot. I thought that the handles looked weak when I bought it first but that is not true and even though I carry it sometimes when I have put too much things in it the handles do not stretch or bend too much. The colour blue is still bright and has not faded and that is a shock because when I used to use it as a laundry basket I kept it outside but the sun or rain did not fade it at all.
I do not remember what I paid for my Flexi Tub but think it was about £5. You can buy this one in B&Q the decorating store but other shops have got the same tubs at about the same price.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
My mother in law bought us two of these Flexi tubs. She bought them for when she is gardening but she bought them for us to store toys in for our children. We thought they seemed a good idea and they really are!
The ones that we have cost £5 each and holds 42litres... which is a lot! We have one in grey and one in red.
They are plastic tubs with handles. They are 'flexi' as they are not a robust plastic or a rigid one but are flexible as in bendy so you can carry it with the handles together if you haven't got it full and you can also pile in the toys and it will change shape a bit to accommodate. We have ours beside our sofa and they are kind of squashed against the wall which makes them more oval but still work just as well and they haven't split or become mis-shaped permanently.
We use them for storing toys in. It may not be as pretty looking as a toy box which you can put the lid on but they are so cheap and hold so much that we really cannot complain! The children like to empty them out and then sit in the tubs and pretend they are on a train or something which they find fun! I think these are actually very practical to use for toys as they are so light that if they do get pulled over they won't hurt your child and they are easy to put toys in and out unlike a box which a child may struggle with the lid.
These can be used for all kinds of things. My mother in law uses them to garden with but I've also seen people store tools in them, use them for their washing and so forth. They are such practical tubs they are great and so very cheap. You can buy them in a variety of colours too so it may be useful to have a variety in different colours for different purposes!
I picked u p 3 of these flexi tubs when my local Asda was selling them off the bigger sized tubs for £1 and the smaller sized tubs for just 50p these are normally between the £3-£4 range so the price I paid was excellent. Initially I never had a use in mind but when I got home I soon found that I should have purchased many more as they were just perfect. These storage tubs are available in many colours and locations, I have 2 large ones in my airing cupboard, one holding all the towels and the other holding the spare bedding. I also have numerous smaller ones 2 hold my sons various Lego parts, the fact these tubs are flexible makes me feel at ease with him using these that they won't snap and end up cutting him which is a very real possibility with a very boisterous boy and some plastic but being very bendy and pliable I find that these are excellent for having various sets in. The other thing that is great about these tubs is that even though they have no lid they do easily stack inside one another keeping toys seperated but also reducing the space needed to store them.
A further plus of these is that they are sturdy but not so that they are heavy and unmovable, my 3 year old son can easily take these out full of toys using the very sturdy handles provided. In addition I used these to move a huge stack of various tins and jars, it weighed a ton and the bucket and handles held out exceptionally well.
Besides uses for storing toys and household items as well as being very beneficial whilst moving heavy items around these are also excellent for use in the garden. My mum currently has a couple one for using as a general waste bucket for weeds and so forth as well as having one of the larger ones in her greenhouse to hold her excess compost. If holes were drilled underneath these would easily make lovely bright plant pots and is something I have toyed with for growing some veg in around the stabbed area of my garden.
I also admit that I use the smaller variation of these tubs to. Store various items in my shed. I hate clutter and having these tubs in the shed is perfect for sorting the various bits and pieces I store in there so they are organised and seperate.
I would highly recommend these tubs in addition to the ones I already have whenever I see them on offer I pick some up, althought the regular selling price they are definitely worth it I do prefer paying as little as possible. Definitely a storage option I am a fan of.
The plastic basket that we used to take clothes in and out from the washing line had reached its limit after five long years of wear and tear, and we needed a new one. I initially was simply going to replace it with another plastic basket from the likes of Tesco, when I happened to be in B&Q and noticed that they were selling these All Purpose Flexi Tubs, both large and small and I thought the large would be perfect for my washing. I ended up with a pink tub as there were no other colours available at the time I purchased it, this didn't bother me, but I don't think it would have been hubby's first choice of colour.
This large tub cost me just under £6 which is a lot more than what you would typically pay for a plastic washing basket, however I felt that this was much more durable. This tub has a 40 litre capacity and the fact that it is multi purpose means it is perfect for indoor and outdoor use. It has two handles at the top meaning it is very easy to carry, even one handed, and I have had plenty of practice given I am sometimes trying to do household chores with a baby in one arm.
The body of this tub is flexible meaning that it is better for carrying items, plus if it gets drops it isn't a problem unlike other plastic washing baskets which when dropped get cracked.
Although this tub isn't especially designed for laundry, it works very well due to the flexibility of it, so it doesn't matter the weight of the washing I have in it, as the tub will hold it very well and keep it altogether. It is also a perfect size to carry a family load of washing.
All in all, I am so glad that I bought this tub as opposed to a plastic basket, and I have no doubt that it will last me for many more years, and if I tire of it, well it can be used in the garden or for storing toys etc, there are endless possibilities for its usage and so I feel it is well worth the money. The fact that it is flexible makes it perfect for bringing my washing in and out which is what I wanted it for.