….And never spend another hour sorting through hundreds of socks, trying to find the match.
I discovered a laundry tip on Pinterest recently that completely changed my life. How I wish that I would have started doing this years ago!
The idea is simple:
Buy each person in your family a simple mesh lingerie bag (you can get them for just over a dollar at Target).
We decided to make each of our bags unique. Using Sharpie fabric markers (called Stained), each of us decorated their own bag. If you do this, just make sure there’s plenty of newspaper underneath.
The kids loved decorating their bags!
Once the bags are ready, attach a pants hanger to the top (you know all of those hangers you get when you buy kids clothes? We had a ton of them!). Let each person find a place where the bag will be easily accessible. Mine is hanging right behind my bedroom door. AJ’s is hanging on his bunk bed.
Once a week or so, gather all of the mesh bags and zip them up. Throw them in the washer and then in the dryer with a normal load of laundry. When they are dry, each person gets their sock bag back and folds and puts away their week’s worth of clean socks.
No more sorting though to figure out whose are whose. No mismatched pairs. It has been working brilliantly.
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