“ Brand: Woolworths / Type: Laundry Basket „
As you may be aware from some of my reviews I have recently been decorating a bedroom in my home. I have been going for a black, white and mirrored theme and so I wanted to update my current beige rather cheap looking laundry basket with something a little bit more stylish. When I was browsing for new bedroom furniture I spotted this laundry basket on the Woolworths website. This is also available from Very and Littlewoods as they are all part of the shop direct group.
This laundry basket cost me £22.50 thanks to a sale and then a 10% reduction for a first time customer order. This is £32.00 normally which is expensive for a laundry basket, however I would have paid £32 for it as I liked the look of it.
Water hyacinth is what this basket is made up from and this is painted white. The dimensions of this basket are 64cm high, 35cm wide and 44cm deep. These dimensions are ideal for my home and this means that this stands at about the height of any other laundry basket I've ever used. The water hyacinth is completed white and there are no areas that have been missed, not even inside the laundry basket.
Inside this laundry basket there is a white linen bag that has two strings at the front allowing you to tie it up if you want to. I've never had any need for this as I prefer to just carry my laundry basket to my washing machine and then unload the washing by tipping it all out on the floor and sorting it out in to loads. I always do all my washing either once or twice a week, depending on whether we've used more clothes than normal, so it is simple for me to do this but I suppose just as simple to take just the bag to the machine instead. The lid on this basket has a nice thick handle making it simple to lift off however my handle has been flattened down a little by my cat.
It is worth me mentioning that this linen basket should not have products left on it that might transfer colour such as new wet jeans as colour transfer will happen quite easily, particularly when this product is new, however this settled down quite quickly and wasn't really an issue for me.
With regards to cleaning this laundry basket the linen bag can be washed, with other light coloured items on a cool wash with no side effects or shrinkage at all. The basket itself is simple to give a quick dab if any dirt occurs but generally I'm trying to keep this clean as I feel that products would probably either strip some of the white colour off or just damage it as this is made from water hyacinth which is like wooden thread really and I think that getting it wet or spraying it with cleaning liquid would lead to damp and other problems potentially.
In regards to the quality of this item I've been very pleased with it. This laundry basket is well made, looks nice and is sturdy. It holds a full load of washing to the brim and I sometimes really pack it full with used bed linen, towels and at least half a weeks clothes for the two of us. This laundry basket has not bent or buckled, it stays strong, even when my cat attacks it and even the linen bag with the two strings is strong and withstands my cat biting it, for now at least! The linen bag is quite thick in itself and while it does sometimes sink down in to the basket this is easily rectified by pulling it back up and folding it back over the corners of the basket. I am really pleased with the look of this laundry basket and because it is white it fits in within my bedroom and can equally be placed anywhere else in my home and not really look out of place. I am very pleased with the quality too, so far, and this laundry basket has definitely exceeded my expectations which is why I am awarding it 5 stars out of 5!