It works well for me. My little one doesn’t need a hamper. I just put his dirty clothes in the basket that will be coming downstairs in the morning, along with some diapers, his shoes, and anything else we need for the day that I don’t want to have to keep going upstairs to get. I put all the little toys he insists on bringing downstairs the basket on the stairs along with small purchases I made that day like diaper cream, and take it up at night.
If you have older children, they can bring the baskets up and down by themselves. My son is 16 months old and can’t do it yet.