It's taken me about 5 year to figure out a laundry system that works me! I tried doing all I could on days I felt good. I tried letting it pile up. I tried designating a day & forcing myself to do no matter what I felt like. Alas, what works for me is a load a day. One load a day, whether I have 1 load or 5 loads. One load a day will keep the mess at bay.