Thanks for your patience in continuing this thread. This is very useful to me.
Miscellaneous household things like this are a major problem. It is not just clothes, it's putting away things on my desk, cleaning the kitchen, little repair things, laundry, etc., etc., that keep slipping through the cracks.
How do others handle this? My schedule is pretty irregular, otherwise I could schedule the same time each week to organize the house. When I make it a bunch of tasks in my house context list, along with dozens of other tasks, like making phone calls, writing, looking up something on the internet, etc., there is always something that seems more important than straightening my desk or doing a load of laundry (until I run out of underwear!). I've currently got 35 tasks on my home context list, and most of them have been there for a couple of weeks. I can list a dozen items that seem more important in the moment than picking up my clothes. Surely researching a medical issue to be ready for a medical appointment tomorrow rates higher. But then, something always rates higher than laundry.
And yes, a neat house is critical to my peace of mind, and a feeling of being in control of my life. But I could spend all day doing those kinds of items and not get other things done.
A related question: do you all place similar tasks, like doing laundry, doing dishes, straightening the living room, under one project, and only have one next action item out of the list? Or do people make each one a separate task, and place some on the context list and some in someday? It's not really a project, since it is never ending, and things get added regularly and (hopefully) taken off regularly, and there is never a point where it is actually completed. But treating it like a project might cut down the number of action items I have on my next action/home context list. I keep thinking that if my context list is short enough to empty in one day, then items can't slip through the cracks.
Thanks again for everyone's help.