1. Dirty clothes get immediately placed in the washer. We have one cycle, and one temp: freezing cold. I don't usually separate colors or whites, unless I need to use bleach. Maybe I am too simple?
2. You add the powdered soap & fabric softener first, and then push 2 specific buttons, in Chinese characters. I still don't know what they say - I only know that they start the load. We have an automatic washer (so great), which can hold 5.2kg=11lbs. It takes exactly 48 minutes to complete one load (there is a nifty timer), and there is even a wonderful spin-cycle! You become extra thankful for the small things in life.
3. Remove the damp clothes & hang to dry. Here are a few picts of the girls