Mom Hacks: Keeping Up With Socks

By Monique of Walk.Run.Repeat - June 13, 2017

Socks are the bane of my existence. Sure, I love them; especially cute, comfy ones with quirky writing but what I don’t love is how I seem to lose them every time I wash clothes. My husband and I were having a conversation about life which lead us to the topic of socks and why they always seem to disappear. After he expressed his frustration with them for the umpteenth time, I suggested he take a page from my book: throw every single pair away and start all over again. One pack of white, one pack of black, and dress socks for work. Boom! Done and done!

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After he recovered from this mind-blowing realization that it just might work, he suggested I write this post to tell everyone about my super favorite hack. I refuse to spend hours on hours looking for matching pairs of socks; my patience isn’t there anymore. I couldn’t help but wonder what would happen if I controlled the environment? If I limited the number of socks there are, surely, I wouldn’t lose as many, right?

Lo and behold, both of my boys received brand new socks at the top of the year and I am happy to announce that they have not lost a single pair! Not one! Here are a few tips and tricks that have worked for me:
  • When you take them off, ball them up together so that they are with one another. It lessens the chances of losing one.
  • When you do laundry, wash all the socks together and nothing else. If a sock is washed with a towel, there’s a good chance it could get stuck to it and fall somewhere and never be found. I only wash socks with socks.
  • Have a separate hamper for socks. Don’t put dirty socks in with the regular dirty clothes. Keep them separate.
  • When you buy your new packs, buy one white, one black, and one dress pack. Nothing else.

I hope these tips help you as much as they have me. Believe me, I understand how frustrating it can be but let’s avoid them going into the Black Hole of Sock death but doing these easy hacks. 

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