I love doing laundry. Crazy, but true.
Anyway, I wash everyday, sometimes 2 loads a day. If I miss ONE day, somehow rather than the logical 2+2=4, it ends up being 2+2=5
Our laundry closet is on the first floor. Each night before bed I wash what's in there, collected from the day. We don't have hampers or bags, as we take clothes off, we put them in their washer or in a basket on top of the washer.
I will cue the kids to bring their clothes down from upstairs.
I fold at a table next to the laundry and usually will watch TV or listen to music while I do it.
DH, mine and the baby's room are downstairs, so I will put those away right away. Everything goes into a specific drawer.
The clothes to go upstairs (towels, older kids) get put into a basket and I take them up each morning when I go up to shower. I put them all away and gather any stray dirty clothes into the basket and bring them down.
We CD too, so I do diaper laundry every other day as well.
I also cull the clothes frequently getting rid of most things with stains, out of season, or outgrown. I have labeled bins with clothes that will be handed down. I only hand down PERFECT clothing, the rest get donated.
We have so many people who buy clothes for the kids that we rarely have to. I see no need for more than 8 outfits in the rotation though, so that cuts back on the amount of laundry I have.
I have always found that the more clothes I had, the less frequently I would wash, which would lead to the overwhelming piles of clothes.
I am REALLY streamlining our household right now. Since we are trying to sell our home, a lot of stuff was put away in storage back in April and I've managed to live without most of it to this point. Certain necessities have made themselves apparen, but not nearly as much as I had.
Oh and sheets are done once a week on Thursday. I wash all the sheets and the slipcovers on the couches, the rugs in the entry and bathroom, the shower curtain. I wish I had more than one set of sheets for each bed, but I don't yet.