TikTok Shares A Stackable Laundry Basket Solution That'll Keep Clothes Organized

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Laundry days are inevitable, and although they're not everyone's favorite, finding easy ways to clean your laundry can make the task bearable. Having piles of laundry scattered around the floor or spilling out over the sides of the basket is enough to want to rip your hair out. However, TikTok has a brilliant way of organizing clothes using multiple laundry baskets that help you effortlessly sort your clothes into dark, light, and white colors. TikTok user @alainakey set up six baskets and labeled each to know where to put her clothes, towels, and other laundry.

While using more than one basket can feel stressful, it makes everything run more smoothly, and you won't take up a lot of floor space. This hack is perfect because you can set up your baskets anywhere in your house. Stack them in your bedroom closet, next to a bathroom wall, or inside your laundry room. The key to achieving this hack is purchasing baskets with handles that can be folded toward the inside to hold another basket on top. However, you can easily customize this DIY by creating your own stunning shelving system with wood to hold individual baskets or purchasing a stackable laundry basket. TikToker @alainakey claims she bought her baskets from Aldi for $10, but Walmart, Target, Amazon, and other retail stores also sell affordable laundry baskets.

Purchasing laundry baskets

When purchasing laundry baskets, consider how many different ways you sort your clothes on laundry day to determine how many baskets you need. You will only need to buy a few if you use the same basket for yourself, your partner, and your kids. However, if you have a large family, you'll want to buy a couple of basket sets to hold everyone's clothes. For instance, you can sort your clothes in four ways: whites, lights, darks, and delicates. You can also sort them in five ways, including washing the towels separately. With this in mind, you'll be able to decide how many baskets you need for your laundry.

If you don't have an Aldi near you, The Container Store sells baskets for $14.99 each, and Amazon sells them for $24.99 each. If you don't want to purchase individual baskets, layered laundry baskets are a super alternative; you can roll them around the house without having to carry one basket at a time. Amazon sells a three-tier basket for $79, which includes a larger basket and two medium-sized baskets. In addition, it has a top shelf to store essentials like detergent, fabric softener, and other cleaning supplies. The only downfall is that you're limited to three baskets, which reduces the number of sorting categories. You can buy additional baskets if you need them.

Setting up your baskets

Once you get your baskets, label them with a Sharpie or label maker like TikTok user @alainakey. You can purchase a mini-label maker on Amazon for $9.99. Then, separate your clothes, placing them in the proper basket. After you sort your clothes, stack the baskets in the bedroom or laundry room by folding the handles inward and placing a basket on top. Continue stacking your baskets until you're finished. When laundry day rolls around, all you'll need to do is carry a basket to the laundry room one by one from the bedroom. However, if you have space to place them in your laundry room, you won't have to carry them back and forth.

Attaching wheels to the bottom basket is an excellent way to transport your laundry baskets easily from room to room. Amazon sells self-adhesive wheels for $4.99, and it comes in an eight-pack so that you can attach them to your basket set and your kid's laundry basket set. Using wheels allows you to roll the baskets down the hallway to your laundry room, but if your home is a two-story where the washer and dryer are on the second floor, carrying the baskets will be easier. Everyone's home has a different setup, so always customize the hack to your needs. Nonetheless, the stackable basket hack will always succeed in keeping your clothes sorted and organized and making laundry days a breeze.