This might sound excessive, but I have 8 laundry baskets!! (I just discovered I have TEN!!) (two were in my kids rooms with stuff in them) Over time, I have realized the advantage of this. On laundry day, I can separate out each load.
When my kids were little, I had them do this. They learn to help mommy, & it is a task even the toddler can accomplish when you tell them where each piece goes. Praise them for their progress, & you will see over time that you have trained them up to do their own laundry.
As each load is placed in the washer, the empty basket goes in front of the dryer & awaits its next job. Those baskets have helped me organize closets holding the contents as I determine what goes where. They help me as I decide what goes to the donate pile when it becomes evident that I have more than I really need.
They have held potluck dishes for transportation in my car preventing spills & keeping everything decently & in order.
One of the great things about my laundry baskets is that they match, fitting one inside the other, taking up minimal space when emptied.
Spiritually speaking, I find sometimes as prayer requests are shared, I’m a lot like those baskets. I gather burdens, feeling overwhelmed for myself & others. As I go in prayer to the One that washes whiter than snow, my load is lightened, & the stain of my personal sin is no more. I stand clean before my Lord.
Here is a link for several for Homemade Laundry Soap. I use the liquid one. It’s easy to make, economical, & it works fine in my HD machine, too. I love a bargain.