Recently, declutterer Lindy reported that she’d found and decluttered 78 odd socks. 78! Wow. It got me thinking. Where did the other 78 go? It’s one of the great mysteries of life, I guess.
Years ago my practical mother-in-law told me her secret to keeping socks in order, and it has worked for me to a degree. Buy socks all the same brand and colour so it matters less when a mate disappears. Pairing socks after washing takes much less time, and can in fact be eliminated all together. I have to admit this works for myself and the men in my family, but not my creative daughter who wants lots of colour and options. On the plus side, she also doesn’t mind wearing odd socks.
If you prefer to pair socks after washing, save time by pegging pairs together on the line.
Or if you have young children in the house, why not use sock-pairing as a colour matching activity? They can help, learn and have fun all at once.
But what do you do when the inevitable odd sock loses its mate? You can
- turn it into a pet toy
- make a sock puppet
- use it for dusting
What are your sock suggestions?