Chrome Laundry Bag Stand
Decent unit, horrible assembly
I broke the first one of these I bought during assembly. I really liked the look of it, though, so I bought another. This one was just as hard to assemble but I managed to do it without actual destruction. Once assembled, it's a little wobbly, but will stay put once you straighten all the corners.
* Pay close attention to the orientation of the corner pieces. If you put one in with the fin pointing the wrong way, don't try to get it out; the corners are flimsy.
* Have a rubber mallet. The instructions only suggest you will need this for the top to bottom connections, but there's no way I was going to get any of the corners seated without tools.
* Don't smack the fins on the corner pieces; they'll break off. Use a controlled stroke on a beam at right angles to the one you're trying to tighten. Don't hit it too hard (see above comment about flimsy corners).
* If you can't get some of the corners to tighten, take a break. Don't know why, but this seemed to make it easier to get the connections in.
October 11, 2010
I liked the hamper design when I saw it online, in person I was much less impressed because it seems very flimsy and some of the sample pieces on the floor were crooked. I really think that it's not truly worth the money especially because you need to get the laundry bag separately. There are nicer hampers available for the same price or you could get something similar to this quality for much cheaper.
Having said this, I still bought it because of the dimensions. It fits exactly into the only tiny space that was available in my over-crowded room. It really holds a lot of clothes with a very limited footprint.
Assembly was a bit difficult, much more energy than I'd like to spend on putting a hamper together. I had to use a rubber mallet to bang all the tubes into the connectors. If you don't happen to own a mallet, this will be an extremely frustrating experience for you. When everything was put together, it also came out crooked and took some tweaking to get it just right, but now it's straight and stable.
All in all, the capacity and footprint are wonderful. The bright pink bag adds some color to a boring chore. The clips keep the bag securely in place, I was even able to clip in a smaller bag to sort my delicates. My college student floor is clothes-free. And having banged on the tubes with a mallet I can say that they are fairly sturdy, even though they don't appear to be. the assembly is far too involved for a simple hamper. I'd like something better for my money, but in the end the pros outweigh the cons for me.
April 2, 2010
Good Flexible Choice
I have three of these laundry bag stands that I use to separate my laundry. I bought different color bags for the different types of laundry. My laundry room looks neat and well put together thanks in part to these organizers. You do need to buy plenty of the clips to hold the bags onto the stand.
April 27, 2013
Great for College Student
We bought this stand and a blue bag in summer 2013 for my daughter who was headed off for college. She's used it in the dorm and sorority. The bag holds quite a lot of laundry (much more than a pillow case) and seems to be holding up rather well. She brings home laundry about every three weeks, and the bag holds all three-weeks worth of dirty cloths. It's also well ventilated.
April 25, 2014