Expert Tips on How to Never Lose Your Socks Again
If you are someone who opens their sock drawer to find perfectly bundled, matched-up pairs of socks organized neatly in a drawer, then you are one in a million. (Also, congratulations.) For those of you who would describe your sock drawer as a war zone, and your socks as toddlers who think running away and hiding from you is fun, then you are in the right place. Similar to the mystery that is the famous disappearing act of the bobby pin, socks are an item that just never seem to stay put, but particularly, never seem to stay coupled.
Whether it be one simple load of laundry, one swift removal of your socks and shoes after a long day, or all of the in-betweens that act as opportunities for departure, feeling like your socks will never remain in a long-term relationship is extremely valid, but Tidy Tova, a professional organizer, is here to prove you wrong. She has so graciously lent us six different tips and tricks for making sure your sock drawer is not only coupled off in healthy relationships but that it is also extremely tidy. It's time to say goodbye to those odd sock pairings forever. Are you ready?
Keep reading for all of Tova's tips on sock organization and to shop some of the coolest socks on the market right now!
"Start with a ruthless attack on your sock drawer, keeping the mindset of 'today is the day that any unmatched socks get the boot' and throw out any singles. Now you're at baseline with only matching socks."
"Consider investing in all of the same socks. It's a bold move but makes putting laundry away a lot less annoying. I have tall, black wool socks for winter and short black and white socks for summer and love the simplicity."
"Use a small mesh bag to keep socks together in the laundry—pin or attach it to the side of your hamper in between uses so you can throw socks directly into it while you undress."
"Don't let your socks hit the floor, running the risk of losing them to the black hole under your bed. At the end of each day, all of your clothing should be hung, laundered, or folded so the same goes for socks. A mound on your bedroom floor is not an option!"
"Ball up socks for storage! A drawer full of loose socks only means digging and hunting (or wearing a mismatch pair) when it comes to getting dressed, so save yourself the frustration.Take a couple of minutes to ball up all of the pairs as soon as they come out of the laundry."
"Don't be afraid to throw away worn/holey socks. If you put on a pair and notice holes at the toe or lots of stains and pills, say goodbye. I promise another much-loved pair of socks will come your way."
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