ThinkGeek Chinese Take Out Box Laundry Hamper

Dirty clothes to go?

Chinese takeout boxes carry more than just food. This one holds all your dirty laundry in place for your next trip to the laundromat. The Chinese Take Out Box Laundry Hamper is the result of ThinkGeek’s reimagination of the oh-so-boring laundry basket. At two feet tall, this thing has got enough space for a regular load of clothing. This food-themed novelty hamper is resistant to mildew, thanks to its pure polyester material. Its design takes after the popular paper box that can house everything from dim sum and lo mein to gift items for various occasions. A creative solution for those dingy clothing everyone tosses just about anywhere! In case you were wondering, it is not microwave safe.
$21 – $25
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It’s a Chinese food box novelty hamper

Did you know that Chinese takeout boxes are in fact anything but Chinese. Frederick Weeks Wilcox from Chicago, IL, invented the “paper pail” in 1894, taking inspiration from origami, the famous Japanese paper-folding art form, and the shape of wooden boxes used for delivering raw oysters in the 19th century.

In the 1900s, Chinese immigrants set foot on California, and Chinese cuisine’s popularity grew later on. After World War II, many people in the US moved to the suburbs. Consequently, the demand for Chinese food delivery spiked, and the Chinese takeout box rose to fame ever since.

The cardboard food packaging box has also inspired other containers’ designs, including this Chinese Food Hamper.

Awesome product features

  • Made of 100 percent polyester: Polyester lends its innate brilliance, durability, and stretchability to the Take Out Box Laundry Hamper, making it resistant to mildew, shrinkage, and the occasional wear and tear. Your basket won’t catch mold from all the filthy clothing stowed in it and will stay as good as new for years.
  • One-of-a-kind playful design: Since Chinese takeout boxes are also used for stuff other than food, why not turn it into a laundry basket, too? Like the iconic food box, this hamper also has three checkboxes that indicate your laundry’s flavor: Clean, Dirty, or Other. Guess where the checkmark is.
  • Take it out anywhere with you: How do you bring a blown-up Chinese takeout box full of clothes with you to the launderette? ThinkGeek’s novelty hamper comes with a 14-inch rope handle so you can sling it on your shoulder. Its flaps also keep your laundry from spilling and reeking while in transit.

Who will appreciate this as a gift

Oh, the classic American Chinese food. Who can resist its deep MSG rich flavor right? And thanks to this Chinese Take Out Box Laundry Hamper anyone can now create their very own blend of Dirty Kung Pao Mix.

The Take Out Box Laundry Hamper is as versatile as the takeout container that inspired its making. You can use it for other purposes—it can be anything, from a clutter organizer to a pet carrier!

It’s a simple but fun gift for anyone who needs to stop throwing their dirty clothes around, like kids and teens or people living solo. This container will help them organize their mess and free up some space in their rooms. If you know someone who’s into novelty items that they can put to everyday use, this laundry takeout box will be a cool addition to their collection!

Because you need to know

What are its exact dimensions?

This Chinese Food Laundry Hamper is 24” tall, 19” wide, 16” long at the top and 13” long at the bottom. It’s got the right size to accommodate a typical laundry load, which is around 10 lbs of clothing.

Do I need to assemble it?

Yes, the clothes hamper will need minimal assembly before use. The basket’s body, handle, bottom support panel, and four poles are easy to set up, and instructions to do so are provided. You’ll have your pack of yang chow a la dirty clothing in no time!

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