One of the top three items on my to-do list today is this:
I mean, really. Don’t you wonder what we are wearing on our feet?? How can there possibly any socks left in this house that are an actual match?
Typically, my little sock bin that sits on top of my dryer has three, maybe four socks in it. I bet there are easily 40 socks currently waiting on me to find their other half.
After staring at this growing basket for over 2 weeks, I think I have identified the problem. My kids leave random socks strewn all over the house. They come in from playing in the sandbox, and their sandy socks are at the back door. My daughter leaves socks littered around every room of our house. The baby kicks off her socks while she is in the swing or hanging out on the play mat. The point is: they are everywhere. And they never make it to the laundry basket upstairs to be washed.
So my solution:
Every evening, before we go upstairs for the night, my two big kids are to search each room downstairs for random socks and other clothes. If they find any, they are to put them in their dirty clothes basket upstairs. As of today, it is their official job to locate and remove all random socks.
I’m going to continue with my sock bin since it has proven its worth in the past. If both socks can actually be washed, unmatched socks aren’t usually a problem and my sock bin goes mostly unused. And this is the way I like it!
Are stray socks a huge problem in your family? What is your method for getting them under control?