Until recently, I had been setting aside one or two days a week as my "laundry days"...simply because one of my neighbors does it that way & she has 5 kids, so I figured that must be the way to do it! I didn't focus on much else around the house, just worked on getting as much laundry done as possible. But, I always struggled with getting all of that laundry folded (my girls' clothes usually didn't even get folded) & it usually didn't get put away until several days later....which was always a source of stress for me, and I was constantly running out of clothes baskets. So it wasn't working for me.
Recently, I started doing one load of laundry each day, occasionally two if really needed, and weekends are optional (or as necessary). I've found this "system" to be much less stressful - I totally have time to get one single load folded and put away, and even if there's enough to do another load or two (or three!), I can simply tell myself that I don't have to do it until tomorrow! I think it's working well.