Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

Avoiding Lost Socks and Other Sock Issues

by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo) (follow)
I'm a freelance writer living in the beautiful river town of Mannum in SA, dreaming of the day I can retire from the 9-5 to write full time.
Any age (63)      Tips (47)      Family (36)      Category (34)      Creativity (10)     


Coloured Socks
Image courtesy of jdurham / morguefile.com


Socks! Dreaded socks! Who can honestly say they've never had a problem with odd or missing socks. Having to deal with them is my least favourite part of the whole wash-day routine, so here are a few, ideas I've tried that may just work for you, too:

Buy only all matching socks (by that I mean a whole lot of identical pairs) – I have been trying to convince my son to do this as he mostly wears black anyway.

Encourage the family to roll pairs together as they take them off.



Coloured Socks
Image courtesy of xandert / morguefile.com


Use lingerie bags to keep pairs together in the machine.

For older family members – simply refuse to take responsibility for the family socks. Throw them all into a basket in a cupboard somewhere and let them do the matching up themselves.

If you do keep an odd sock basket, use a peg or clip to attach today's date to each sock. If it hasn't been matched in a month – ditch it.

If you don’t want to throw odd socks away you could try the following ideas:

Pretty children’s socks can be used as to protect a mobile phone or glasses, or to make hand puppets.



Coloured Socks
Image courtesy of Kimbar / Wikimedia commons


On particularly cold days you may want to wear two pairs – the underneath ones can be odd and it won’t matter as no one will see.

Put a tennis ball in the end of long socks and use for batting practice or as a pet toy.

Roll several tightly together and use as a safe indoor ball or pet fetching ball.

Plait or knot to use as a tug-of-war toy.

Fill with beans or rice (or play-dough) and tie the end firmly to use as a stress ball.

Coloured ones could be decorated as Christmas stockings.



Coloured Socks
Image courtsy of cheriedurbin / morguefile.com


Fill with potpourri, stitch the top and place in drawers to keep clothes smelling nice.

Put a bar of soap in the end and use in the shower. This helps the soap to lather well.

Cut into bands and use as ties for hair or even for tying up plants in the garden.

As a last resort, you can always use them as slip-on dusters or polishing rags.



#Tips
#Family
#Any Age
#Creativity
#Category
I like this Article - 3
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo)
Car travel with children can be a joy or a disaster depending on how well you prepare for it
203 views
When our children are small and not yet at reading age, we give them picture books
120 views
As parents of young children, life can be pretty hectic
217 views
Cooking is a skill that we all need to learn and for young children it can be a fun activity as we...
130 views
Some children have a naturally active imagination and storytelling comes as easily to them as play...
136 views
Today I watched a woman walking along the footpath with her eyes on her phone, while her two young...
132 views
view all articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo)
Articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo) on Other Hubs
I don’t think there would be anyone reading this who could honestly say they have complete contr...
125 views
One of the things I loved most about my children when they were young (and now my grandchildren)...
243 views
Understanding the way other people think and feel is a challenge, especially when their ideas an...
1632 views
ID: 25681
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
When the clocks change, or in summer months, it can be difficult if your baby wakes extra early ...
4246 views
If you're looking for cheap baby goods for your baby, here are some excellent stores you can go to t...
10157 views
One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
8321 views
IPads are a great way to keep kids busy on long journeys or while waiting for appointments
by Jane
1584 views
Most preschoolers love telling jokes but don't always 'get' the punch line or might instead tell...
by Jane
2090 views
My 10 year old daughter has a friend who I’m pretty sure is headed down the road of self-destructi...
229 views
As the school holidays in Australia reach over the halfway point and the new school year beckons, pa...
220 views
I love crystals and have a few in my collection, so when junior got a Crystal Growing Kit for Christ...
1749 views
I've flown with British Airways before, but generally have opted for other airlines due to cost...
742 views
Let’s be honest; everything you could ever need to know can be found on the internet
2112 views
Categories
Parenting (156)
Play (88)
Tips (47)
Eating (32)
Travel (27)
Safety (23)
Sleep (11)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version