It’s a ‘Socky’ Situation

There is a mass dilemma going on, and it’s been going on for years. What is this dilemma you ask? Missing socks!

How many times have you done the laundry only to find three out of four socks when it comes time to folding? How many times have you looked in your ‘sock drawer’ unable to find a matching pair?

Socks are the most neglected part of our wardrobe even though they must just be the most important. While it’s essential to put your “best foot forward”, it’s also important to make sure that foot is properly covered. And there’s no better way to properly cover a foot that having two matching socks!

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Here are some quick tips on how to stay out of a ‘socky’ situation:

  1. Separate. Keep a small bin where you wash and sort socks out of only. Doing a small load of a laundry just for socks ensures you’ll end up with all pairs intact! A simple trick is to safety pin each pair together before washing.
  2. Organize. Keep your socks organized by pairs. Whether you want to organize by brand, color or any other method, make sure each pair is folded together (or safety pinned!). Don’t let your ‘sock drawer’ become a socky mess!
  3. Evaluate. Socks don’t have an expiration date on them, but they should. Having the proper socks based on need (performance, dress, etc.) allows you to filter through your various pairs and see which pairs you need more of and which you need to get rid of.
  4. Love. Socks need love too! By properly caring for your socks you’re caring for your feet which are one of the most important parts of our bodies.


Authored: Renee Dzieciolowski