I have been detesting our laundry hamper situation for some time now, and finally found a solution. I bought this sorter a few years ago, and it has been a piece of crap for probably about 2/3 of that time. So I recently found a lovely piece of "furniture" that is a laundry sorter as well, at a price I could not resist, from the homedecoratorsoutlet.com. And, now, we have before and after pictures. It did take a few hours to assemble the new one, but it is well worth it.
Note that the hamper isn't much standing up straight, and we finally got to the point of just throwing the laundry in the general direction of the hamper. The "buckets" of the new hamper are not very big, which is the only draw back to it. I wanted the drawers (who couldn't use more drawers anyway - perfect for stain stick). A model without drawers would probably have more room for laundry. Oh, well! It will certainly do!