Two things that are a huge problem in my life. I suffer from horrible anxiety and the amount of socks I have to fold and pair just makes that anxiety worse. One husband and three children equal a lot of socks. Summer is over, back to school and this means more socks in the laundry. To decrease my anxiety I really need answers that look into the depths of the sock-pairing quandary.
In the case of the mismatched socks you would think that making a pile for each color of socks and then you would divvy that up by pattern. Yeah too much work. How about this solution, throwing out all of your socks and purchasing identical socks to avoid the problem entirely. Yeah too expensive. Leave it for your husband to do. Well that does not work because he does not do it and now days go by and you have more socks to fold. There is always that handy little gadget the sock saver that clips your socks together while in the laundry. Well how the hell ya gonna get these kids to clip that on when I find most of the socks at the bottom of their bed sheets. Yeah that’s not gonna work.
Then you have the issue of 1 man and 3 boys with similar socks. Someone once told me to use a permanent marker and place a initial on the sock so you will know which socks is which. So I tried it and here is how it worked. J socks now fit D and D socks now fit C. Big D socks now fit J and J and D fight over who is wearing who’s sock. So if C is wearing a D sock D gets mad but D does not realize it does not fit him anymore it only fits C. Then you have big D and little D confused over who’s is the owner of the D sock. F this…..
Here is my solution: Flip flops all year long – Your welcome