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I have a really bad habit of doing the laundry and then letting a clean load just sit there in the dryer until I am properly motivated to put it away. That's not just me, right? Anyway, that clean load gets all wrinkled and I sometimes end up washing things again so that I can avoid ironing them. (I, um, do not iron. Pretty much ever.)
About a year ago, I came up with an idea to try to avoid this. We normally have about three loads of clothing laundry a week, on average. Two dark loads and a light. My magic solution was to start sorting the clothes into different hampers when we take them off (I know, this isn't revolutionary yet, wait for it) and I got a third hamper. So now I sort into darks, lights, and the great idea: Things That Belong on Hangers Or Get Wrinkled. Then when I do laundry, I wash the load where wrinkles matter first, while I still have enough motivation and momentum to get them hung up when the dryer actually stops. It doesn't matter as much if things like socks, towels, and jeans sit around in the dryer for an extra couple of hours. I also find it more pleasant to do the folding/hanging when they are two different loads, one for folding and one for hanging.
It's kind of a simple trick, but it has really helped make my weekly laundry chores easier.