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Backpack Laundry Basket...

Men shouldn’t have to hug a basket... incidentally neither should women...
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The long and arduous 10 meter walk to the Laundromat has always exemplified my definition of pain. Holding the basket to my waist (please pasteurize this for me) has a few distinct disadvantages:

1. It makes me look very very gay.
2. Placing the basket to my waist leads to horizontal expansion which was never designed for passing narrow doors.
3. Greasy fingers don’t help in preventing it from slipping.
4. If, like me, you wait for weeks before you finally give in then you understand what I mean by 'overflowing' basket!
5. With the basket loosely secured to your waist the fumes of dirt and grime find a clear passage to the nasal passage.

To do away all these annoyances I propose a new design for laundry baskets… Ala.... the back strap - backpack version. Place all your stinking clothes and squat and loop the straps on either shoulder, get up and on you are on your way.

nomadic_wonderer, Dec 25 2003

Backpack Laundry Hamper http://nantucketinc...&Product_Code=k-201
Don't know if it's going to help with that gayness thing, though. [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004]


       //1. It makes me look very very gay.//
Are you wearing a dress while doing laundry?
Letsbuildafort, Dec 26 2003

       [Letsbuildafort] aw come on. its christmas eve and i'm half drunk! this is a good idea!! laughs.
nomadic_wonderer, Dec 26 2003

       If you're expecting a break because of the holidays, then ok ... I'm going to stay neutral. But some of the material you put in your ideas is just WAY too easy to shoot-down. Just couldn't pass up. Happy holidays, [n_w]. Glad to see you here. I might not have any new material for the new year otherwise. :P   

       OH, and Dec 24th was Christmas eve.
Letsbuildafort, Dec 26 2003

       [Letsbuildafort] and so you now know that i am not american!
nomadic_wonderer, Dec 26 2003

       Or drunk.
Letsbuildafort, Dec 26 2003

       where in the world is the 26th - christmas eve? or am *I* still under the influence?
po, Dec 26 2003

       I've seen people carrying large handled laundry baskets by hooking their arms through the handles and hoisting them up on their backs. Which means that you don't need that new design - it's been done already.   

       (Btw, see link for a backpack laundry hamper.)
DrCurry, Dec 26 2003

       Duffle bag?
phoenix, Dec 26 2003

       [DrCurry] I dont know. do you think that using a straw wowen bag will be a good idea while transferring wet clothes from the washer to the dryer?
nomadic_wonderer, Dec 26 2003

       As I noted, that's a hamper, not a laundry basket. And you did specify the problem as the 10-minute walk to the Laundromat, not the transfer of wet clothes from washer to dryer. Once there, you can use the run of the mill plastic things the place provides.
DrCurry, Dec 26 2003

       [DrCurry] if conveneince is not an issue then one can even cansider taking one iten at a time to the laundry machine.
nomadic_wonderer, Dec 26 2003

       Obviously I live in a ruggedly heterosexual part of the world, but here we (a) take our washing to the Laundromat(TM) in plastic bags and (b) don't have laundry baskets, we have floors instead. If you have a laundry basket at all, you'll be wearing multicolored jumpers and listening to Steven Sondheim before the New Year, so don't sweat it, just learn the lyrics to Send In The Clowns.
kropotkin, Dec 26 2003

       // 1. It makes me look very very gay. //   

       So you regard this as a negative thing? I must have misunderstood that bit on your profile page where you said the good part of your day was when you got pounded in the ass.
waugsqueke, Dec 26 2003

       The Ghost of MFDs Past suggests that this should be redesigned as "Hover Hamper"
krelnik, Dec 26 2003

       [krelnik] who is MFD?
nomadic_wonderer, Dec 29 2003

       You don't know who MFD is?! Omigod- he practically reinvented this site!
Letsbuildafort, Dec 29 2003

       but what does MFD stand for?
nomadic_wonderer, Dec 29 2003

       I think that makes sure. though i am not top sure. happy new year anyway.
nomadic_wonderer, Dec 29 2003

       I haven't seen MFD for days !
erm, I like the idea, it would be great too if the bag was washable so you could just chuck it in.
neilp, Dec 29 2003

       //but what does MFD stand for?//   


       Edit: It means you think the moderators of 1/2B should look at this idea and think about deleting it because it doesn't match the criteria for being half baked.
GenYus, Dec 29 2003

       [GenYus] thanks
nomadic_wonderer, Dec 30 2003

       You could just put them on in layers and wear all of those clothes down to the laundry.
footzilla, Nov 06 2005


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