My cool and convenient laundry shoot over dryer. The boys room is just overhead. We also keep a hamper by the bathroom and when it's full they just dump it down the shoot! Now we have a cabinet door on it as well.
Clever cabinetry allows for the baskets to be rolled in beneath the laundry chute, which is also disguised by a cabinet. Whoever is doing laundry can roll the full bin over to the machines, replace it with an empty bin and use the other two for sorting.