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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:00 PM
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Does anyone make in indestructible laundry basket?
Every one I get breaks within a few weeks, usually the handles crack off the first time it gets bumped or dropped.

Someone must make an unbreakable one.

anyone?

RL
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:01 PM
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1. Here's a good one. No handles, though.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:23 PM
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6. Hmmm, I could weld some on...
RL
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:06 PM
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2. Maybe a canvas basket would suffice?
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:22 PM
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4. Thanks
I'll check these out...

RL
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:06 PM
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3. I bought a soft-sided one years ago.
One of those pop-up sorts. Meshy with handles. It's taken a beating and still works. Ripped a bit here and there, but I've had it for five or six years. It is taller and not as wide as a regular laundry basket, but it works for hauling things up and down the stairs.

I fold my laundry right out of the dryer and put it in the basket, so if you're looking for something to dump unfolded laundry into, it may not suit your needs.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:23 PM
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5. I fold when I climb back up the stairs
Just looking for something to carry it in that won't break the first time my kids touch it...

:hi:

RL
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:25 PM
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I don't think they make
kid-proof laundry baskets. ;)
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:31 PM
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13. I think you're correct...
The minute I turn my back they are sitting in it and fighting over it, and then, CRACK goes a handle...

RL
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susanna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:39 PM
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14. I have a few of those!
Got them after I pulled my lower back taking too big a load up two flights of stairs in a regular basket. I use it the same way you do; fold the stuff, let it get full, carry up. Haven't pulled my back in a long time; I think it's because you don't have to bend so far to pick it up. I love those things. I think Target sells them as mesh laundry pop-up hampers or something like that, IIRC.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:25 PM
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7. I have this one. Works great.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:30 PM
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10. Where did you get it?
:hi:

RL
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:31 PM
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11. Ummm...Dollar General I think. In Iowa. I've had it a while.
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 09:32 PM by Critters2
Might've been from the hardware store there, which was a "Do It Best" Hardware Store.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:25 PM
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8. My dad had a navy-issue laundry bag. I still use it today.
Maybe a check at the military surplus store might be worth it.

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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:31 PM
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12. Is it a mesh bag?
Thats what I had when in.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:28 PM
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9. I have two baskets that are exactly the same. One is in good condition, the other
is falling apart and cracked and torn at the top. Why is that?
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