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How to make mix match socks disappear

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Piles of socks, oh my

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How to make piles of socks disappear?

When no one is looking throw them away. *Poof* no more sock problem.
When socks get lost what do we do? We buy more socks and the mix match socks go in a pile. Holy, stained and too small socks seem to be an issue at my house.

What about your house?

What we need to decide on is if they still fit and if they can be saved.

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Do you need to start over? No, you don’t need to go buy more socks you need to reduce how many you need for each person.

What is an easy way of tossing out old socks?

Look through all the socks and put them in separate piles for each member of the household. Asking each member of the family what type of socks they like to wear will greatly reduce the stress of trying to second guess what to keep.

The divorce rate among my socks is astonishing Click To Tweet.

Who mates pairs anymore?

If you take a survey at a school I betcha more than half do not wear matching socks. This society has become to not care how they look. It is sad that it has become that way but your family can stop that trend. Let’s start with mating socks.

Each household is different but in my household, I start with 2 weeks worth of mates. To start out with and if that is still too many socks reduce it down to 1-weeks worth. Now doesn’t that feel wonderful not having all those loose socks?

One neat trick is, don’t wear socks at all during the summertime wear sandals or flip-flops that will drastically reduce the number of socks you need to wash.

How can we minimize your socks?

Growing up I always folded socks in a way that the socks elastic would start breaking down and be stretched out. As an adult, I learned a new way of folding them that still did not work, they were still bulky in my drawer and would take a lot of space.

I started this journey to reduce all the things I own and one thing I do own are socks. You almost can’t live without them.

I don’t know about you but my feet sweat really bad. I have to wear socks it is a must. Do I have a zillion socks? No, I don’t.

I just need to be smarter with the way I have them. I found many YouTube video on the right way of folding socks so they are not bulky or misplaced.  YouTube is a great resource.

Enjoy and be amazed at how we have dealt with them all the wrong ways.

What do you do with your mix match socks?

Are your piles of socks gone?

What are the ways you take care of your socks?

6 thoughts on “How to make mix match socks disappear”

  1. When my husband and I have to buy new socks to replace worn ones, we get 3 to 6 pair of identical socks. Matching is no problem and having a spare is fine, too.

  2. I’ve always gotten 6 sets of the same kind of socks, so when they all start getting holes at the same time (and they do), I can start mix and matching them.

  3. haha I have my 2 year old match the socks for me. I give him the colorful ones so it will be easier than pairing my black dress socks. the ones with no pairs I just throw it in a donation bag. Loose socks same. I still have the habit of pairing mine. That is why I leave the socks last.

  4. My girls don’t want matching socks. I try to fold their mates, but they prefer not to match them. It’s sad. Maybe next time, I will just buy all the same socks and then they will always match.

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