This is my story of the missing socks. Sure enough, after a load of laundry there’s always at least one random sock without it’s partner.
every. single. time.
I’m convinced the drain eats them up or they mysterious get in between the walls. I put the solo socks back in my dresser drawer assuring myself that once I find the matching sock I’ll remember to pair them. Enter a sock drawer of individual unpaired socks.
The solution: only paired socksget put back into the bedroom dresser drawers. Until the sock has it’s pair, it gets stored in the laundry room in these cute labeled baskets.
- Two decorative baskets **
- Labels (I used these)
- Hole punch
** I made a second basket for socks that were past their prime and ones that truly lost their partner AKA “cleaning rags”.
Either hand-write or type out your labels, trimming according to label holder size. I typed mine and just printed on plain printer paper. Slip the labels in to the clear label holders and make a hole punch on each side.
Next loop the ribbon through the label holes ensuring the ribbon runs in the back of the label. Pull the ribbon around the entire basket, tying in a knot tightly on the back of the basket.
Tada! You’ve got one basket for single socks and one for ‘socks turned rags’! Each time I do the laundry and find a single sock, I simply check my sock basket to either find it’s match or place the single sock in it.
Keep these out on top of your laundry machine or tuck them away in a nearby cabinet.
May your socks never be single again!
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