Quick tip for today: Doing the Laundry
If you get lots of baby clothes ahead of time at showers, or passed down from family or neighbors, do all of the laundry before your due date!! I remember I did about 6 loads of just baby clothes about a week before Baby W arrived, and I was so happy that it was done! You will of course be doing lots of laundry once your baby gets here, but you will be thankful if you have the initial loads done.
Also, baby clothes are small and they don't take up lots of room, so you can get lots of clothes into one load. I usually wash Baby W's clothes every Sunday. The only time I do his laundry more often is if he has really messed up some of his clothes or sheets (and knock on wood, this hasn't happened as often as I thought it might!)
We have used Dreft since Baby W was born, but I hear that the free and clear detergents work just as well.
Good luck with your loads :)