Rounded Hamper Interior Corners
Category: Household, laundry hamper, laundry
Problem: I purchased a plastic laundry hamper that had reinforcing gussets around the bottom, permitting the outside to be rounded and smooth. However, dirt and debris collected in the corners where those gussets met the sides and bottom. It was very difficult to clean and really meant that I resorted to my pressure washer.
Action: I filled the corners with tub caulk so that there were rounded surfaces that could be easily rinsed or wiped out with a towel.
Result: It worked pretty well for a while then failed. After a while, the caulk loosened and eventually all of the caulk came loose.
When idea was conceived: 3/15/2010
How much time it took to develop: 1 hour
How much money it took to develop: None
Current status: Hamper about to be replaced!
Since it was originally done: I really had a hard time believing that something would be made this way, so while I was out shopping I decided to look at other brands and lo and behold, there were other brands out there that had only rounded corners inside.