My most recent observation (a real DUH moment here) is that winter clothes take up more space and take longer to dry than summer clothes. Where I have been able to get by with one load in the summer, now with long sleeves and long pants, it's 2 loads through the washer. And after 3 loads my lines in the basement are full and stuff probably won't be dry until later this afternoon or tomorrow morning. I hate to resort to using the dryer to dry things all the way but I've got 6 more loads to do in the near future. GRRRR.