yeah, same. re: the twisting and tangling, if you put your stuff in laundry bags (they're so cheap, everyone should honestly) nothing will get tangled and it won't be an issue at all.
if you have anything with hooks though, make sure the laundry bags aren't a loose mesh or you're in for a fun time.
this discussion is interesting but idk laundry isn't that deep. just use the laundry bags, mild detergent, color catchers if it has a lot of dye, wash on cold, delicate or light cycle. hang to dry. done it for 10 years and everything is alright. glitter still present, flocking still happy. if the piece is special or you're paranoid, use dryel or something. that's it, that's laundry.