This classic pulley design is functional, rustic, and lifts your drying laundry out of sight until ready to be put away. Great for small laundry rooms. I would coat the wood so it can't mildew, which is what wood tends to do from damp laundry.
Rather than just one trash can for everything, this idea would be so much more practical! Fun bright labels, a lovely tray, and a vintage-style litter bin seriously minimize the unsightly stack's utilitarian look.