The washer and dryer machines love to eat cute little socks. Here are quick and easy ways to Avoid Losing Kids Socks to Laundry.
No matter how hard I try to stay organized, I find that I lose my kids socks on a regular basis. For some reason, the dryer loves to eat cute little socks. Here are quick and easy ways to Avoid Losing Kids Socks to Laundry.
As a mom of two sweet little ones, with a daily to do list of cooking, cleaning, and laundry, the last thing I need is to waste time searching for missing socks.
3 Ways to Avoid Losing Kids Socks to Laundry:
- Pin socks together before washing. Take a clothes pin or safety pin to connect pair as soon as they are taken off. This allows pairs to stay on a united journey through the washing machine and dryer.
- Laundry bags. Ladies, you know that mesh bag that we use for our intimate items? Buy 1 for each room and throw all dirty socks in a bag*. Toss the bag of socks, along with other dirty clothes, into the washing machine and the dryer. You can also use multiple clothes pens to attach the laundry bag right to your hamper. Use the clothes pens to keep pairs together. These tips will help make it easy for the family to keep dirty socks paired up and in the laundry bag. *Make sure not to over fill the mesh bag. You want to make sure those smelly socks are washed thoroughly.
- Buy matching socks. Buying the large packages of socks has not only saved money but also time matching pairs. I buy my husband and son one package of white and one of black. It’s very easy to match socks when they are all the same.
Sock Orphanage Idea: If you find that you’re dyer is still eating socks, here is a fun way to collect those single socks waiting for their mate.
- Install a cork board on the wall and use push pins to hang the single socks. We use command strips to avoid putting holes in the wall.
- Hang a clothing line to hang socks up with clothes pins
Get creative and make a clever sign above the single socks. Here are some fun ideas:
- Sock Orphanage
- Lost Socks
- Seeking Sole Mates
- Just Hanging Out, Waiting for my Mate
- Single and Looking
Matching socks once washed is a fantastic chore to delegate to your kids. This teaches responsibility, gives them a sense of accomplishment, and creates work ethic. I can’t wait until my kids are old enough to fold all the laundry but until then, matching socks is a good start!