There is something about freshly washed clothing that I love. Dragging laundry up and down a flight of stairs certainly kills the whole washing experience.
I believe that laundry should be done close to the space you undress. Hauling laundry around messes up your flow. Piles of laundry have no place on the dining table.
So in this house I was lucky to have an extra dressing room availble. It was filled to the rim with items we hardly used. Most of them we gave away, thus freeing up space for a laundry room.