Sitting in my wife's dresser is an over flowing laundry basket, over flowing with dirty clothes. Not a day goes by when a laundry basket in our house is not used. We keep several in our back hallway for sorting dirty clothes and a few in the laundry room for clean clothes in need of a home. From time to time, we'll use them to transport stuff other than clothes like presents at Christmas time or junk from the van. There was even a time when we used a laundry basket as a bassinet after our first child was born.