We had a laundry sorter that looked like this:
I got it from Kohl's, on clearance of course, and it got the job done. It lasted about two years until slowly the bags started ripping as we shoved more and more laundry in them. I wanted something that involved laundry baskets so I could carry the clean clothes back upstairs. Enter Pinterest.
I found some great starting points, but knew I wanted it to fit our needs. The first thing we did was go to Walmart and find laundry baskets we liked. We wanted them big enough to fit a full load of laundry and heavy duty. The extra few dollars was definitely worth it. We needed 3 for: whites, darks, and cold lights.
Greg did some measuring and designing and showed me the plans. All of the pictures from Pinterest have closed sides. We wanted them slightly open to be able to throw clothes in, without having to pull the basket out.
The sorter was built and looked awesome! Last step was the paint. We did two even coats with a foam roller then used fine grit sand paper for a smooth finish.
It fits perfectly in our closet right when you walk in. It's very convenient and fits right under Greg's shirts.
The top basket is empty because the load was just washed. I know the middle basket is ready to be washed because it is full. It also helps that we have an awesome Maytag Bravos washer that is an extra large capacity. I only do 4 loads of laundry a week and enjoy doing it.
Awesome laundry sorter = happy wife