Saturday, August 13, 2011

Streamlining Saturdays: Socks

Well, we've got Speechless Sundays and I think soon I'll start Mommy Mondays to discuss all things having to do with being a mom - the ups and downs, the joys and trials. As a mom I try to find any way possibly to make my time more effective - whether that be housekeeping, laundry, crafting, raising children... whatever. So, as I encounter great tips for streamlining tasks - household or otherwise - I'll share them with you here. If you have a tip you'd like to share, feel free to email it to me (I'll give you credit!).

To begin this series I'd like to share with you my absolute favorite tip. Ever. Ready? Ok.

Instead of spending tons of time matching socks after you've done your laundry, do this: Fold each pair together as you toss them into the laundry hamper. On laundry day, take your pairs of socks and use a safety pin to clip them together at the toe. Once they have been washed and dried, they're already paired up and ready to be put away!

This tip, which I learned from my mother when I was in high school, has literally saved me hundreds of hours of sock-pairing time. Before our house was revolutionized by this thought we spent many a weekend pairing mismatched socks while watching movies. And, inevitably, we ended up throwing away many socks that had become mate-less. I honestly don't think I've lost a sock since starting this. It has undoubtedly streamlined my laundry process, giving me that much more time to do things I love, or at least watch movies in peace.

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