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    Default Built in wall laundry hamper question

    Does anyone here have a built in wall laundry hamper? We live in an apartment and in the bathroom on the wall is a built in hamper. It has a little door you lift to throw in clothes and a larger door underneath to take out whatever you threw in there. I have not used it at all since living here. I'm trying to think up ideas for it and so far I've not thought of anything. At first I stored a couple of bottles of bathroom cleanser in there when we didn't have room elsewhere but I'd much rather use it for something usefull. We put all our dirty towels and laundry in a basket in the bedroom so using it for laundry wouldn't be helpful. Anyone have any ideas?
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    If you're able to...turn it into a closet/storage for inside the bathroom.

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    Can you take a picture of it? I've never seen one so not sure I'm picturing it correctly in my head.

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    I can't picture it in my head either.

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    Here's what it looks like closed and then with the bottom down open.

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    Thx for the pic - thats what I thought it would look like - no offense, I envisioned a garbage can type thing. If you can...use dowels and place slats of wood inside to make smaller shelves or a 2ndary medicine cabinet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libby View Post
    Thx for the pic - thats what I thought it would look like - no offense, I envisioned a garbage can type thing. If you can...use dowels and place slats of wood inside to make smaller shelves or a 2ndary medicine cabinet?
    No offense taken. It's kind of an odd thing and I think I wouldn't have it if i were in a house. It's just one of those strange things you see in apartments. I thought about shelves but the door is a little bit of a pain to get to close so I think I'd be knocking things out.

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    Strange size, isn't it. I can't think of a whole lot that would fit in there except maybe stacked up toilet paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhayne View Post
    No offense taken. It's kind of an odd thing and I think I wouldn't have it if i were in a house. It's just one of those strange things you see in apartments. I thought about shelves but the door is a little bit of a pain to get to close so I think I'd be knocking things out.
    Hmm...I still say use it a shelving unit of some sort. what if you remove the doors and place a hm cloth over a dowel and use that to cover it instead of a door...hang a curtain to cover it? Easy in and out access.

    Are you in an apt - will they allow you to modify it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeywrangler71 View Post
    Strange size, isn't it. I can't think of a whole lot that would fit in there except maybe stacked up toilet paper.
    When I saw it, I also thought toilet paper. You could do TP, feminine hygienge products, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeywrangler71 View Post
    Strange size, isn't it. I can't think of a whole lot that would fit in there except maybe stacked up toilet paper.
    Yes it is a weird size. From front to back its only about 6 inches deep. Toilet paper might be a good idea because we keep it out in the hall closet. hmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libby View Post
    Hmm...I still say use it a shelving unit of some sort. what if you remove the doors and place a hm cloth over a dowel and use that to cover it instead of a door...hang a curtain to cover it? Easy in and out access.

    Are you in an apt - will they allow you to modify it?
    Yes, we're in an apt. I don't think we can modify it though. Plus I can't figure out how to get both doors off.

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    I would put the toilet bowl brush holder and paper towels and maybe some cleaners. I don't think it's a hamper.

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    I think I'm going to go with storing toilet paper and feminine products in there. It's deffinatley a hamper because of the top door it has. Thanks for the ideas everyone!

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    looking to purchase the hamper if you still have no use for it. would like a picture also thanks

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