q1w2e3 saidI mix everything. Just use cold water. It's better on your electricity bill anyway.
I air dry almost everything, except for shirts that need to be dried quickly or otherwise they'll wrinkle too much.
I don't iron at all. I'm so glad that most of my shirts are wrinkle-free.
My god, you're like my twin. Creepy.
I did recently move towards washing only my white separately, as I can get them sparkly white without worrying about my colors.
Air drying my clothes has saved me a ton of $$$ from reduced electricity bills. Not to mention they keep their color longer, and wear a lot better than clothes that go through the dryer.
I have two laundry baskets. One that I put everything dirty in, and another for picking out whites. I leave all the clothes in there until I get to wash day. Then I pick out the whites and dump the colors in the wash. I use some eco-friendly green non-irritating laundry powder my mom bought from Amway (it was a gift). No fabric softener, and no fabric sheets.
When doing my whites, I may occasionally douse with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and dawn soap that seems to do the trick, along with the regular washing powder.
I have a drying rack from Target.
although I've heard good things about the IKEA one. I can hang a full load of laundry there and have it dry in a day or two. It does get humid in the summer, so I will run a fan if that is the case to dry them more quickly.
Takes me about the same amount of time to hang them as it does to transfer clothes to the dryer and go back and forth, so it's not a big deal.
Hooray for laundry!