Hahah, thanks for the feedback, guys. I'm still getting the hang of this whole "adulthood" thing, so I wanted to make sure I wasn't just crazy. When DP first suggested we do laundry more, my first thought was, "OMG, you mean laundry is supposed to be even harder than this?!?!?"
I'd go to dollar tree and get another laundry basket.
However, getting another basket or 2 isnt a huge deal.
I'd find another container or think about re-wearing clothes if you can't make it 'til laundry day without making a mess...
The weird thing is that this conversation occurred right after DP walked in with a new laundry basket (bought for the purpose of transporting laundry to the laundry room, since the bag we had for that purpose is falling apart). Neither that nor our old container would hold enough laundry to last the whole week, but both of them combined can. So we don't even need a new container now! But when I suggested, "Hey, now we can use this and the green bucket, and the laundry won't be all over the floor anymore!", that's when DP said (after a slight pause for thinking of a diplomatic way to disagree with me), "...I think we should just do laundry more often."
DP has these bulky khaki(?) pants that take up a lot of space in the bucket. He was out shopping/biking last time I started the laundry, and he took a shower right when he came home, meaning the laundry bucket contained ONLY one suit of his clothes. It was already like 3/4 quarters full!!! (Okay, with some stuffing, I could probably get it to take less space, but still!)
But I must admit that part of the laundry-on-the-floor problem was because we do re-wear clothes, and I put my "not freshly washed, but not dirty enough to need washing before I wear it again" clothes on the floor. (Not next to the hamper, or I'd get them mixed up!) I don't know where I'm supposed to put them. I guess I'll just start putting them with my "fresh" clothes and try to get in the habit of sniff-testing everything I'll be wearing in public. What do you guys do with clothes you re-wear? (I disagree with DP's policy of putting not-quite-dirty clothes in the same hamper as the dirty clothes and still re-wearing them.)