We have 3 large baskets in the upstairs closet for everyone's dirty laundry--lights, darks, & sheets/towels. Dish rags, kitchen towels, napkins, and any other rags/towels that get used downstairs go in a bin on top of the basement stairs or hang on a hook there if they are wet. I empty that bin usually daily into a hamper in the laundry room in the basement. By the dryer I have 2 laundry baskets. When one of the baskets upstairs is full I do a load, or when I notice we're low on napkins/rags/kitchen towels. I take the basket of dirty laundry down to the basement, and the empty basket goes right back up. Then the clean laundry goes into the laundry basket waiting for it until it gets folded. I try to fold the same night, but occassionally it sits in the basket for a day or two. But that doesn't affect my laundry "flow" since all the baskets for dirty laundry are still in place. The only time I get jammed up is if I have 2 (or more) loads waiting to be folded and another load clean in the dryer/clothesline--then I don't have an empty basket to put the clean clothes in. But if I get that far behind we're sort of in trouble anyway because by then the clean clothes are completely wrinkled from sitting unfolded for so long.
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6/1/08 at 3:52pm