7 Favorites: Classic Utility Buckets

Labour and Wait Housekeepers Galvanized Bucket

I recently bought wire baskets from the Container Store to hold my cleaning products. They are a much-needed upgrade from the plastic caddies I had used before, but, as my efficiency-minded husband pointed out, they’re not as practical because they require both hands to carry. Say what you will about our old, hideous caddies, he complained, but they did the job and they allowed for easy one-handed toting. (Oh, the horror of having to use both hands!)

So, I’ve been eyeing classic utility buckets to replace my replacements. Here are some good one-handled housekeeping buckets that he and I can both agree on.

Featured photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista: The Organized Home.

Garden Trading Utility Bucket
Above: Garden Trading sells the steel Utility Bucket in two colors, Chalk (pictured) and Dorset Blue; £22.
Labour and Wait Housekeepers Bucket
Above: A Remodelista favorite, Labour & Wait’s galvanized steel Housekeepers Bucket is well-made, has a sturdy handle, and also comes in black; £28. See this product in situ here: Aha! Hack: Olive Oil Container as Laundry Detergent Dispenser.
Laura Ashley Enamel Caddy
Above: This Large Enamel Caddy from an unlikely source—Laura Ashley!—is a more delicate take on the utility bucket; currently on sale for £15.60.
Charles Bentley Housekeepers Box
Above: We like the color of this Bentley Housekeepers Box (a gray-green) and the elongated, elegant handle; $46.78 at Lowe’s.
World Market Utility Bucket
Above: This Metal Housekeeping Utility Bucket from World Market comes in metal gray (shown), mint, and white—and costs just $9.99.
KitchenCraft Metal Cleaning Caddy
Above: The KitchenCraft Living Nostalgia Metal Cleaning Caddy, shown in French Grey, also comes in Vintage Blue and Antique Cream. The tray on top is removable; £20.99 on Amazon UK.
Cheung's Galvanized Metal Garden Caddy
Above: Cheung’s Galvanized Metal Garden Caddy can also be used to store your cleaning supplies; currently on sale for $20.99 on Houzz.

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