I have quite a few loads, but it can take a while to get to a certain one.
New clothes get washed separately, and only with similar colours in case of bleed.
Dark tops, colour tops, light tops depending on what I’ve been wearing some things might get switched, ie. pastels with whites or with colours. Cold, dried on a folding rack.
Jeans can get done with DH’s, cold. Hung to dry.
Hoodies are done a few at a time due to zippers.
Light socks & undies, dark socks & undies, warm/warm.
Bras are done in bra bags, darks and lights.
Sweats are a load.
Workout pants are another.
Towels, the good newer ones are by colour, older ones get tossed in with the rainbow of facecloths. hot/cold I think the setting is.
Sheets by colour. Hot/cold
PJs. warm/warm, sometimes hot
I have a few things that are delicate, so I do them as no spin. Sometimes I hand rinse & wring them out afterwards, or other times I throw them in for a quick rinse & spin on the lowest setting just to remove the excess soap & water before hanging/laying flat.
Few of my things go in the dryer – towels, sheets, PJs. I don’t use fabric softner on anything. I will use vinegar though. I do extra rinse on most things. I never used to use bleach, but I was getting fed up with parts of the duvet cover yellowing so I started using oxyclean. I use detergent, oxyclean & vinegar on my PJ load now as I was given a new prescription and just detergent wasn’t removing the residue from it. I avoid using the static sheets, although I will use part of one after rubbing it in a paper towel so only a small amount of the stuff for anything that would get really staticy. I like my laundry to be clean when it comes out and to me scents, fabric softners, etc. mean my stuff isn’t clean.
Most of DHs things get tossed in all together. His nice sweaters usually go in with my stuff since he doesn’t do many cold loads. Our PJs might go in together.