General comment/question on laundry sorting
We moved to a house from a condo where I had been using a Thin Twin apartment sized stacked washer/dryer. The condo's washing machine was something like 1.5 cubic feet.. for a family of 4 including a baby. Needless to say I did a load of laundry every day.
For the new house we just bought a Samsung 5 cu ft washer and something like 7 cu ft dryer. Hark, the herald angels sing! What to do with all my new-found free time that I used to spend doing laundry?! These babies can fit all of everyone's clothes for the week in one load, no exaggeration, and everything comes out clean.
So my question is about sorting. Used to be, when I'd have to do so many tiny loads of laundry, I'd sort everything into microscopic piles--just towels, just the baby's clothes, just 2 sheets, haha.
Now that everything can fit in at once, it defeats the point of having big machines if I have to wash small separate piles again.
So do those of you who have machines like mine or even bigger ones do all this sorting business? If so, how is that practical if it takes weeks to even have enough of each type of laundry to fill one load? Chances are, someone is going to want a favorite shirt or a pair of gym shorts or their flower sheets long before you get to enough of that kind of laundry. Do you dump everything in all together? It doesn't seem to hurt anything as long as you don't bleach and there's nothing too delicate. How much sorting should I do?