Laundry baskets—we all have them, and if you’re like me, it seems we never have enough. But what do you do with old, broken, or worn-out laundry baskets? Well, don’t throw them out just yet! I’ve got some nifty ways to put those old laundry baskets to use that will make your life a little easier. Get ready to reimagine your old laundry basket with these creative ideas.
Is gardening your passion or a refreshing form of therapy? Your old laundry basket can come in handy. Use it as a portable container for all your gardening tools, gloves, and supplies. The laundry basket is light enough to carry around, and its sturdy frame will hold everything in place while you work your green thumb magic.
You could even turn your laundry basket into a pot or portable garden! Just drill holes in the bottom for drainage, cover the sides with a liner to keep in soil, and you’ve got yourself a recycled pot.
Outdoor Toy Storage
Do you have kids or grandkids who love to spend all day outside with their toys? Keep your backyard organized by using a laundry basket as one of the practical ways to store your kid’s outdoor toys! This trick requires no revamping or modifying—simply label the basket for toy storage and put it in your outdoor play space. The open design of the laundry basket makes it easy for little ones to find their favorite toys and put them back when they’re done playing.
Pet Bed Makeover
Our furry friends need a comfortable and cozy place to rest, just like we do. Turn your old laundry basket into a pet bed by placing a soft blanket or cushion inside and making an access point. Most laundry baskets are the perfect size for your cat or small dog to snuggle into, and the high sides offer a sense of security. To make it even cozier, drape a blanket over the top to turn it into a little pet cave.
Crafty Storage Solution
Are you into knitting, sewing, or any other crafts? Our final suggestion for ways to put an old laundry basket to use is to keep all those supplies and equipment organized with one! A laundry basket is a great place to keep yarn, fabric, and other materials organized and easily accessible. Plus, the open design lets you see exactly what you have and grab it quickly when inspiration strikes.
Now you see why there’s no need to get rid of your old laundry baskets when you can repurpose them into functional things. You can give your worn-out laundry baskets new life in many ways, from providing outdoor toy storage to making a cozy pet bed. Unleash your creativity and start experimenting with these ideas to make the most of what you’ve got!