The Chinese takeout box is pretty much the universal sign for Chinese food in America. And also like most Chinese food in America, its origins have nothing to do with China. It was actually developed in Chicago by inventor Frederick Weeks Wilcox who was looking for a better way to package shucked oysters.
Our favorite Chinese takeout boxes are filled with Chinese food (something spicy, plz), but these days you'll find Chinese takeout boxes filled with anything. Wedding favors. Gifts from people who shop at The Container Store. Your dirty laundry. Wait. What?
You heard us right. When your socks start to smell like Kung Peeyew Chicken, toss them in our Takeout Box Laundry Hamper. Just like the Chinese takeout boxes we're all familiar with, it'll hold your laundry safe and secure until you're ready to do a load. Not a euphemism.
See assembly instructions here.
Laundry hamper shaped like a Chinese takeout box
A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive
Folded laundry design on both sides
Some assembly required (you put the poles together to make crossbraces)
Rope handle has 14" drop
Top flaps close with hook-and-loop
Materials: 100% polyester
Care Instructions: Spot clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent
Dimensions: 24" tall x 19" wide x 16" long (at top), 15" wide x 13" long (at bottom)
Includes 1 hamper, 1 bottom support panel, and 4 poles
Not microwave safe