How to Make a Laundry Basket

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How to Make a Laundry Basket
Make a simple laundry basket with PVC piping. (half laundry basket image by Snowball from Fotolia.com)

Laundry baskets can be found in most department stores and can be used in a number of different ways. You can build your own laundry basket out of PVC piping and attach it to your bathroom wall. Making a laundry basket and attaching it to a bathroom wall will allow your clothes to never touch the moist bathroom floor, keeping clothes dry and preventing mould and mildew from forming on your laundry.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 6 feet of 1½-inch PVC piping
  • 4 PVC corner-connector joints
  • PVC cement
  • Pipe-mounting bracket
  • Jigsaw
  • Hand-held drill
  • Screws
  • Standard mesh laundry bag

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Use a jigsaw to cut the PVC pipe into four different 18-inch sections. This will be the frame for your laundry basket.

  2. 2

    Form a square by connecting the 18-inch sections with the corner connectors. PVC glue can be used as a permanent way to keep the laundry basket together, or you can just place the connectors on and disassemble as you choose. If you use PVC glue, be sure you are in a well-ventilated area.

  3. 3

    Attach the mounting bracket to the laundry basket frame using the drill and screws. Place the bracket in the middle of one of the PVC pieces to help with stability once the laundry basket has been hung.

  4. 4

    Screw the pipe-mounting bracket into the wall with a screw. Be sure to hang the hamper 3 feet from the floor in an area where it will not be in the way or a hazard for someone to run into.

  5. 5

    Place the removable mesh laundry bag over the PVC square's sides, and pull the drawstring tight so that when clothes are placed into it, the bag won't slip off.

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