Asked on Jul 11, 2019

Tip on avoiding losing socks!

FlipturnRedcatcecLucky Home Today


I have not lost a sock in over 30 years. When I take my socks off I roll them together and turn the cuff down to cover the ball. It then goes into the hamper and the socks are opened just as I put them in the washer. One Christmas I gave my grandchildren a small (indoor) basketball hoop to hang on their bedroom door. When they roll their socks into a ball they can toss them into the hoop and a waiting bag below. It works.

5 answers
  • Vimarhonor
    on Jul 11, 2019

    Great idea!

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jul 11, 2019

    I used to do that but husband won't so I quit. I realized how much time I was spending rolling & unrolling. Fortunately, we have a hamper in the closet where we change clothes and so far (11 years now) none have been lost. When the kids were little, I used to pin them together in the wash to save time matching.

  • Lucky Home Today
    on Jul 11, 2019

    Basketball hoop sounds like fun!

  • Redcatcec
    on Jul 11, 2019

    Sounds like a really good ideea, one question, does it stretch out the elastic top?

  • Flipturn
    on Jul 11, 2019

    You're welcome.

    As far as keeping sock mates together during the laundry, you might want to consider purchasing some net washing bags. I have used these successfully for many years, and find that sewing a snap to the zip loop easily prevents it from coming undone (and spilling all the socks out) during the wash cycle.

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