Tide sponsored this 4 Laundry Hacks So You Don’t Lose Your Socks post.
I got six new pairs of socks for Christmas because, if you’ve been following along on Facebook, you know I’ve suddenly been finding lots of holes in lots of socks.
But what’s even more frustrating is that I washed the six new pairs and lost three socks along the way.
It’s not just me. There are tons of memes about how little fairies go into your dryer to steal your socks and in your cabinets to steal your Tupperware lids. But, I’m here to help — with the socks, not the lids. I have a list of 5 Laundry Hacks so you don’t lose your socks! Hopefully these will help you.
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4 Laundry Hacks So You Don’t Lose Your Socks
1. Use a mesh laundry bag.
I love taking a mesh laundry bag with me when I go on vacation. I throw it in my suitcase, then put my socks in it after I’ve worn them. When I get back from vacation, I toss the entire bag in the washer and dryer.
If you can do this during the week, you won’t lose your socks. Just hang a mesh laundry bag near your hamper. Take off your socks at night and put them in that bag instead of the hamper. Throw it in the washer and yay, no more lost socks!
2. Hang a lost socks sign in your laundry room.
Lost socks signs are so cute. You could DIY one or just purchase one online. If you’ve never seen one, they are usually boards of wood with either clothespins or a basket at the bottom. Then, when you’re folding your laundry, if you find a sock that’s missing a mate, you clip it to the board.
Next time you do laundry, if you find it’s other half, you can take it off the board and make a pair.
3. Stick with one style.
I have a ton of super cute socks with all different sorts of designs on them. No two are the same. This is, mostly, because my brother once told me, “White socks are a wasted opportunity.” So I avoid buying a bag of white socks and wearing them daily.
Pete, however, found a style of sock that he loves, so he bought a huge bag of them. So making sure he doesn’t lose socks is so easy because they’re all the same sock anyway. Folding them means just making a huge stack of the same sock. If one is missing, no one knows.
4. Toss socks as a pair.
As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been noticing a lot of holes in my socks lately. What happens, though, is I get a hole in one sock and think that I should save the other one because it doesn’t have a hole. And for a while, I contemplate not tossing the hole-free sock.
If you do too, you’re adding to the problem of socks missing mates because you literally threw away the mate. You’ll never have a matching pair at that rate. So instead, when there’s a hole in one, toss them both.
Do you have any laundry hacks so you don’t lose your socks?