Flylady sells fold-able mesh carry alls for sorting through stuff.
Give away, Put Away, Throw Away. http://www.flylady.net/pages/F
lyShop_declutter.asp Now, I don't use the "throw away" for trash, because it is too pretty, but I use it for other sorting activities - pack away, etc. These are great! You could use for laundry, kids toys, whatever needs to get returned to its rightful home.