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Imagethreegardeners
Mar 1, 2011 12:17 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
Does anybody have any tips on dealing with socks? How to keep them organized, tidy and where they belong?
Imagequilter5
Mar 1, 2011 3:11 PM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
Are you referring to when they are in a drawer or when they are in the laundry? One thought is to buy a few of those nylon bags that have a zipper. When you put a pair in the drawer, enclose the pair in a bag, when you use the socks, save the bag. When the socks come off, into the bag they go and into your laundry. They can be washed in the bag and then go back into the drawer again!!!! Just a thought. I also use those bags for my bras so the hooks don't get caught anywhere and bent out of shape.
ImageTrisha_S
Mar 1, 2011 3:24 PM CST
Name: Trisha
Washington State
You can do almost anything for 15 m
I love that idea! I need to give it to my DD and SIL...due to illness, surgery (and I don't pay for Water) I just finished doing Many loads of laundry for them...have never seen so many socks (matched or mismatched) in my life. There are only the three of them Confused
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What you might have been.
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Imagequilter5
Mar 1, 2011 3:28 PM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
Even if they use only one bag to put all their socks in together, they will still get clean in the bag!!!! If you have an old jacket with one of those "breathable" linings (full of tiny holes) you can make a bag quite easily instead of buying one....
ImageCandyce
Mar 1, 2011 3:33 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
What a great idea, Barb!
I've done that same thing before when the kiddos were really, really young. I mean so young that their socks were the size of my thumb. I hadn't thought to adapt it to 'grown-up' socks.
Thanks for the suggestion.
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ImageTrisha_S
Mar 1, 2011 3:39 PM CST
Name: Trisha
Washington State
You can do almost anything for 15 m
Maybe if got six (one eahc for clean and dirty) and could convince each of them to actually use them...it would sure make live easier.
It is never too late to be
What you might have been.
~George Eliot
ImageCandyce
Mar 1, 2011 3:42 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
It's the convincing that might take some time to do - LOL! But once they see the results, hopefully they will catch on.
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Imagequilter5
Mar 8, 2011 10:59 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
Has anyone tried this? Another thought is to check for pairs BEFORE they go into the wash. If there are socks missing send the dirty one back to its owner. Won't be washed until it is a PAIR!!!
Imagevic
Mar 8, 2011 2:01 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Never tried that but for some reason, we don't have the missing sock issue Confused Not that I'm complaining ya know Rolling on the floor laughing
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ImageCandyce
Mar 9, 2011 1:31 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
I used to to that with the daughters when they were younger, but it didn't get passed down to the next generation - *sigh*
Great idea!
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Imagethreegardeners
Mar 9, 2011 2:00 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
Socks are a real issue here. I've got a man who takes them off and tosses them on the floor wherever he happens to be at the time and a dog that likes to pick them up and hide them.
**sigh**
ImageTwinLakesChef
Mar 9, 2011 2:04 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Oh, my, Lee Anne. That is a challenge!

Around here, If I lose a sock, I just throw away the matching clean one. I try to buy the cheapest socks available so that it is not so much of a loss. It amazes where socks can run off to.

This tip would have been great for me when my girls were small.
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Imagequilter5
Mar 9, 2011 4:17 PM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
LeeAnne, I would just not wash any that weren't pairs and I wouldn't buy any new ones either. When he ran out of socks, I'd tell him the dog ate them all and if he needs to hold onto them, he needs to put them somewhere the dog can't get them when he takes them off.
Sometimes our sweethearts need just a touch of tough love!!!!!
Imagethreegardeners
Mar 9, 2011 5:55 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
I sometimes wish we could trade them in for newer models....like we do with our cars Big Grin when they get ratty around the edges and stop working properly...

DH is evolving, but I'm not sure what he's evolving into. He's gotten to the point where he lives in the living room...won't even acknowledge that this house has two floors. He even hangs his clothes in the hallway on the coat pegs now Grumbling and refuses to get anything to wear that I put in his closet upstairs.
ImageTwinLakesChef
Mar 9, 2011 7:55 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Same problem here; lazy DH Rolling on the floor laughing
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ImageCandyce
Mar 10, 2011 7:27 AM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
I hear ya, gals!
I think what your DHs are doing might be considered 'smart lazy'. They're smart enough to figure out that YOU will go and retrieve what they need from upstairs. Maybe?

Around here, I keep picking up and putting away, too. Not as much as I used to. It's an evolving process ...
A few weeks of them not finding their stuff where they left it, and they've pretty much gotten the message. Even the 4-year-old picks up her toys and carries them upstairs to her room every afternoon before dinner.
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Imagethreegardeners
Mar 10, 2011 7:38 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
no, my DH isn't "smart lazy"...I won't go up and retrieve what he needs....so he just keeps wearing the same thing...he's evolving into a pig. On the bright side...he's an awesome cook Big Grin
Imagequilter5
Mar 10, 2011 8:06 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
I'm going to say prayers of thanks for my DH.. To me, he is the best thing since sliced bread. I'm soooooo lucky.
Imagevic
Mar 10, 2011 9:51 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Same here. DH is more of a neat freak than I am so I'm totally blessed. Thumbs up
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ImageCandyce
Mar 10, 2011 11:17 AM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
Praying for those of us with DH troubles, and rejoicing for those of us with 'un-trade-in-able' DHs!
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