Laundry Hoist

My wife asked me to create an easier method of carrying laundry downstairs. I designed and built a hoist as a solution. The bracket was available from Amazon, as well as the pulleys. Cord, an eyebolt, a cleat and toggle bolts were bought at a hardware store. The bracket was secured to the wall with the toggle bolts (rated at 80 lbs. each). I rigged a simple block and tackle to lower and raise a laundry basket. The pictured prototype is the result.

I plan to improve the pulley system with a more suitable and complex block and tackle.