We don’t have a style actually. I used to have a laundry day where I washed all clothes and another day devoted to washing sheets and towels. Now I’m stuck somewhere in no-man’s land between life with a “small” family of four and a “large” family of five. Now I do laundry on an as-need basis, which feels almost constant especially with loads of cloth diapers thrown into the mix.
Last week we graduated from a one to two hampers. One hamper upstairs and one downstairs. So that’s progress.
I am a member of the band wagon that thinks we have too much chemical exposure in modern American life. So for detergent I use a giant jug of Ecos from Costco and add baking soda to the load of whites. On the rare days that the sun shines, I’ll throw lights out to dry in the sun as Emily also mentioned. For really bad stains on my husband’s work shirts, I just started using the Classic Pre-Wash from Amway. It’s probably full of chemicals but its working really well and no one has had an allergic reaction yet.