We do 1-2 loads a day, 3 at most. I have a small combination washer dryer (dries in the same machine). No moving clothes into another drum.
It's a great machine, but I have a portable hookup, which means I can't wash clothes and dishes at the same time. I'll get the dishes under control first, do a load or 2, (2 on the weekend). Then go back and wash a few more dishes.
I don't trust DH with laundry, so I'll usually get it started for him, and give him instructions. I do this in the morning before I leave for work. He'll dry everything, and it REALLY bugs me, and he has ruined my clothes over the years. . . .shrunk wook sweaters, other sweaters, delicate blouses, undies, sports tops, etc. To be fair though, he has gotten a LOT better about hanging up my things to dry.
I don't sort before laundry, because again, I don't trust DH to sort properly. We put it all on the bedroom floor, and I'll sort when I am getting ready to do a load. Sometimes I'll sort the second, while the first is washing.
I hang up a lot of stuff to dry, but I will dry some stuff, in the washer/dryer. DH likes his undies dried (I don't). Don't dry DDs, either. We have a lot more clothes than we would if we'd had a washer all along, but I am passively downsizing as we wear things out. I've got a TON of underwear, but I don't really want that to change, I change undies twice a day. And I like the security of knowing that I've got plently.
I live in a cold, and sometimes humid climate, so I keep a close eye on things drying to prevent mold, and will even dry things on low, if it means no mold. Heat comes up good and strong during the winter, so hanging to dry is not a problem when it is cold. I also will turn on a fan now, to make sure things dry without molding.
Towels usually dry just fine in the bathroom, and can be reused. DH and I both have our own towel(s). We both share our towel(s) with DD. Sheets I change 1X a week now, but waited 2 weeks or more when we used the laundromat. I also have comforter covers now, so I just wash the covers, not the comforter, 1X a month, or as needed. DDs sheets get changed about 1X every 2 weeks.
I really love doing laundry now that I don't have to walk half a mile in each direction, spend half a day and $30 dollars a week.