Published at Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 14:38:14 PM by Chandra Carpenter. Laundry Hamper. Having heaping piles of clothes in and around your house is very unattractive, and it can lead to the development of disgusting smells if they are left too long. Laundry hampers help prevent the formation of odor causing bacteria, as they keep your clothes off of the floor, and generally contain a liner that helps fight the existence of moisture in between the articles of clothing. Not only does this allow you to keep your house looking and smelling better, but it also works to fight germ and bacteria growth, so you can keep your family safe. Bacteria and germs thrive exponentially in areas where there is dirt, warmth, and moisture, so if you are throwing your clothes on the floor of the bathroom instead of storing them in an anti-microbial hamper between cleanings, you could be breeding a multitude of microbes.