There are many different methods of dealing with laundry. I fully believe that a crucial step in every routine is sorting dirty laundry.
In my laundry routine, I choose to sort dirty laundry as I put it in the hamper.
We have a very small laundry room with minimal floor space, so I keep our laundry baskets in the master closet. I use this style of laundry hamper that I bought from Walmart for less than $5 each.
When it’s time for clothes to go in the dirty pile, they are quickly sorted into these hampers:
I know that one of these full hampers = a washer load in my machine. So I can easily eyeball the laundry hamper and see if a load is ready to go. (Also the lack of white t-shirts in hubby’s drawer is a big clue…)
I prefer to do a load (or three) per day, rather than use a whole day catching up on our laundry. I check the baskets each morning and see if any are full. If they are, I line up the full baskets in the hallway until it is their turn to be washed.
I love it when a routine is so stream-lined I don’t even have to think about it. And my dirty laundry storage is a simple way for me to free up brain space for something else.