Last summer I was visiting my mom with my dear husband and baby daughter and you can imagine how the three of us camped in her house with tons of baby stuff. If that weren’t enough we are cloth diapering parents so we produce enoooormous amounts of laundry every day.

Anyway, after we installed ourselves in her beautiful home she came with something that looked like a flat, round piece of cloth with wires inside. I had no idea what it was. Then, like magic, those flat disks turned into big, bright coloured fabric buckets! We used two of them for laundry and two of them for toy storage and they worked great for our whole stay.

The material can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth so cleaning is not a problem. I would not recommend it for storing dirty nappies though, because I don’t think you can wash it properly in a washing machine.

They give you great storage capacity on the go and for the price she got them (less than 17$ for a pack of four) they are a very useful thing to have at home if you have little children or guests who want to keep their laundry separated from yours.

I now have my own bongo buckets and often throw one in my suitcase before we go for a trip, they take virtually no space at all and help you keep organized during your holidays (even in a hotel room it’s nice not to have dirty laundry lying around). I wouldn’t buy it for everyday use, because they don’t look very resistant – they’re better as on-the-go organizers).

All in all, a useful buy that I can recommend.

Would you take your Bongo buckets with you while travelling?

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  • VioletteRose Feb 07, 2014 @ 10:29 am
    They look so pretty, I have something like these and they are very useful! I have never thought of taking them while traveling, but now I really think that's a great idea!
  • VioletteRose Feb 07, 2014 @ 10:29 am
    They look so pretty, I have something like these and they are very useful! I have never thought of taking them while traveling, but now I really think that's a great idea!
  • Deborah-Diane Jan 30, 2014 @ 11:30 pm
    These sound so convenient!
  • Ilona1 Jan 25, 2014 @ 11:15 am
    I never thought of this idea- but it is a great one for moms of young kids- or grandmas!
  • eva_writes Jan 25, 2014 @ 11:25 am
  • susan-zutautas Jan 24, 2014 @ 9:02 am
    I was thinking of purchasing a few of these but never knew they were called redmon bongo buckets. I usually take a large plastic bag with me when I travel for dirty laundry but I could see one of these being a lot nicer.
  • eva_writes Jan 24, 2014 @ 9:06 am
    No idea about the name... it's funny though. Thank you Susan for stopping by.
  • favored1 Jan 20, 2014 @ 2:38 pm
    Great idea for traveling. Seems we always need extra storage for something on our trips.
  • eva_writes Jan 20, 2014 @ 2:41 pm
    Thanks favored1, I have the same problem too...
  • LynnKK Jan 19, 2014 @ 12:44 pm
    What a great idea to take them along while traveling. I always have big piles of stuff (laundry, beach towels) that I have no good place to store when at the cabin. Thanks for sharing.
  • eva_writes Jan 20, 2014 @ 2:41 pm
    Thank you Lynn, I'm glad you liked the idea.
  • DaisyDixon Jan 18, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
    Loved your review of Bongo Buckets, they seem to be very useful indeed! Especially for toys and laundry like you mentioned!
  • Anonymous831 Jan 18, 2014 @ 2:27 am
    I love these too.
  • eva_writes Jan 18, 2014 @ 4:04 am
    Thanks for your comment!
  • bestwebfinds Jan 17, 2014 @ 10:07 am
    College students can really use these.
  • eva_writes Jan 17, 2014 @ 10:11 am
    Probably yes! They are usually a bit short of space... thanks for stopping by!
  • trevorjb1406 Jan 17, 2014 @ 6:33 am
    I couldn't resist finding out what a Bongo bucket was. Probably useful to the ladies! Nice lens!
  • eva_writes Jan 17, 2014 @ 6:39 am
    Haha, such a funny name, isn't it?
  • seahorse60 Jan 16, 2014 @ 1:38 pm
    I don't have any of these bongo buckets but they look like they would be great for keeping my knitting items in, especially my yarn stash! Congratulations on review of the day!
  • eva_writes Jan 16, 2014 @ 1:57 pm
    Why not? Although I have this romantic view of lots yarn in a vintage basket :) Thanks for stopping by!
  • DebMartin Jan 16, 2014 @ 11:12 am
    I don't have much use for these with no kids and being a light traveler. But they are soooooo cool, I'm thinking hard about how I might use a few buckets just so I can buy some. lol
  • eva_writes Jan 16, 2014 @ 11:21 am
    Haha that's funny :) I used to be a light traveller... that was before having kids of course :-S
  • Merrci Jan 16, 2014 @ 10:20 am
    What a handy, great idea! I can think of so many uses for them too! Thanks for sharing this.
  • eva_writes Jan 16, 2014 @ 10:26 am
    Yes, what I like the most is that you can fold them :) Thanks for your comment!
  • partybuzz Jan 16, 2014 @ 10:08 am
    Thanks for this great storage idea. Congratulations on Review of the Day! :)
  • eva_writes Jan 16, 2014 @ 10:13 am
    Thank you, I hope it'll be helpful!
  • grammieo Jan 16, 2014 @ 8:19 am
    These are great storage devices and my grandchildren have one for each of them. But they still like their toy hammock for the stuffed animals......These are great! Good job and congrats on the feature......
  • eva_writes Jan 16, 2014 @ 9:06 am
    Thank you grammieo! They are quite useful, I like them too!

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