When I get home, I like to have all of my gear cleaned and repacked within 48 hours of returning.
After kissing the wife and child, off to the shower for a nice, hot scrubbing.
(Only then will my wife and child let me hug them).
If myself and my clothing are really bad, I have been known to shower with my clothing on to "pre-wash" my clothing before tossing it into the washing machine.
Upon getting home, I will lay my quilt, tarp, and foam sleeping pad out in the sun to air out and to evaporate any moisture. (30-40 minutes...flipping gear over as needed to dry out evenly).
Air out quilt and shelter for 2 days and then repack shelter and quilt goes into storage bag, uncompressed.
Wash stakes to make sure they are not caked with mud.
Clothing, hat, gloves, etc..gets washed and gets repacked into my backpack.
MSR Titan Kettle exterior gets sprayed with oven cleaner to remove any esbit residue.
Let stand for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off...wash with soap and water, dry overnight and repack into backpack. Wash spork too.
Washing out my bear vault with soap and water to help eliminate food odors on the exterior and to simply keep it clean for the next time.
Optionally, toss the backpack into washing machine, depending on how long the trip was/how dirty my pack is....same thing for the quilt. Try not to wash the quilt a lot out of concern for damaging the internal baffles.
Reload consumables/bottles....soap, pills, baking soda and salt mixture for tooth paste, TP, hand sanitizer, fire starting materials like cotton balls and petroleum jelly/tinder tabs, replace any used medi kit supplies used. Check to see if mini bic lighter needs to be replaced if low on fuel.
Soak tooth brush in hydrogen peroxide overnight...dry and repack.
Check headlight batteries to see if they need to be replaced.
Back flush Sawyer inline filter with clean water, run 1 to 1.5 liters of water with 10-15 drops of bleach through filter, run 1 to 1.5 liters of clean water through filter to wash away any bleach residue, suck out any excess water in filter and dis-assemble filter to air dry for 2 days, repack into backpack. (I have a 1st gen/older version of the Sawyer filter that can be dis-assembled/opened up, which allows for faster air drying).
Playtpus bottles & water tank washed with warm, soapy water, rinsed....tossed into my car on a warm day (not a baking hot day) to quickly dry them and repack into my pack.
Anyway, stuff I do with gear because I am anal about my gear.
Plus, if I don't do these things, I would likely forget to pack something that I need for my next trip.
Better for me to do it this way so that I am ready to go for the next trip.