Published at Thursday, July 12th 2018, 01:45:19 AM by Rene Rhodes. Laundry Hamper. One of the advantages of the newer hampers is that they are both functional as a hamper and often as something else. You can find laundry hampers that appear to be ottomans, or even those that look as if they are dressers. In other words, your hamper doesn't have to look like a hamper!