A PVC laundry sorter is a hamper that has multiple compartments for separating clothing for wash, such as whites and colors. PVC laundry sorters are made out of thin PVC piping and either canvas or mesh bags.
Many department stores or big box stores carry PVC laundry sorters that are already pre-built or partially assembled. Depending on the number of compartments, clothing could be sorted by color, by different wash cycles or both. The mesh bags are usually detachable and can be carried to the laundromat or laundry room. Most laundry sorters are on wheels so that they can be moved from room to room easily and without heavy lifting. Laundry sorters also come in a range of colors and sizes.
While PVC laundry sorters can be purchased for roughly $10 to $50, individuals may also make their own relatively cheap and easily. There are many step-by-step guides found across the Internet using a simple hacksaw, PVC piping, elbow joints and canvas or mesh bags. All of these products can be purchased from a local home improvement store. A do-it-yourself project also allows the option of customization to fit the individual's living conditions, such as the number of separations needed or the size of each section.