When our socks get lost in the wash, where do they go? We may never know for sure... but in today's post, you can learn a foolproof way to stop losing socks for good!
- Homogenize Your Sock Collection
Consider replacing your current collection of socks with new, identical pairs. If you are willing to sacrifice variety, making the switch to one style of sock can make your life a lot easier! When all your socks look the same, you never have to worry about pairing them up correctly. And because you are not worrying about pairs, losing one is not as big of a deal.
- Use A Mesh Laundry Bag
Zip all your socks into a mesh laundry bag before doing laundry. Put your sock bag through both the washer and dryer, and the problem of lost socks is all but solved! (This can be especially helpful for tiny baby socks that are hard to keep track of.)
You can also use this system to make sure your socks make it into the wash in the first place. Just keep your mesh laundry bag in your hamper, and whenever you remove a pair of socks, zip them into the bag. That way you will be certain they are all accounted for come laundry day!
- Pin Socks Together
Pin pairs of socks together with a safety pin before putting them into the wash. (Or better yet, pin them together right after taking them off.) Keep them pinned through the wash, in the dryer, and even in your sock drawer. Unpin the socks when you are ready to put them on and drop the safety pin into a small dish or bowl to reuse again and again!
Bonus Tip: Set Up A Sock Orphanage
Due to those mysterious laundry room forces that I doubt we will ever truly understand, a sock may still manage to turn up without its mate. Designate a jar or box in your laundry room as your “sock orphanage” and store the lonely socks there.
Once a month or so, do a quick inventory of your orphaned socks. Occasionally, you will find that one or two of the missing socks have turned up, and you will be able to reunite that pair! And for socks you have not been able to reunite, you can always put them to good use!
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