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Old 08-11-2012, 04:25 PM
 
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Does anyone else stress out too much over trying to keep their socks separated?

I have stopped buying black socks because they are usually sold in groups of 3 and it's more difficult to do this. With lighter colored socks you can make marks on them to group them together (with magic markers). ...But today I finally found a 3-pack of black socks with color coded design at the top! One pair green, one blue, and one red.

The reason I don't like mixing pairs is because you could wind up with one new sock and one really worn one. Or even one new one and one slightly worn where you can't tell the difference. The idea just bothers me to no end.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:30 PM
 
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After doing laundry, keeping house, etc. since 18 . . . (not just yesterday) here is my pearl of wisdom for today. There is a special place in the universe where half of a good pair of socks goes. Maybe one day we will all find this "black hole"!!!
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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When I remove my socks to toss into the laundry can I safety-pin them together first. Saves me a lot of time when I prepare them for the drawer.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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When I remove my socks to toss into the laundry can I safety-pin them together first. Saves me a lot of time when I prepare them for the drawer.
Interesting. Never thought of that. But now that you mention it, I can remember buying some little plastic rings with inner teeth that were made for the same purpose. Many years ago. (I wonder now what I ever did with those.)
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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Oh . . . I forgot about the sock rings!
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:42 PM
 
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Does anyone else stress out too much over trying to keep their socks separated?

I have stopped buying black socks because they are usually sold in groups of 3 and it's more difficult to do this. With lighter colored socks you can make marks on them to group them together (with magic markers). ...But today I finally found a 3-pack of black socks with color coded design at the top! One pair green, one blue, and one red.

The reason I don't like mixing pairs is because you could wind up with one new sock and one really worn one. Or even one new one and one slightly worn where you can't tell the difference. The idea just bothers me to no end.
I wear compression hose that must be kept in pairs so they wear evenly. My wife sews a different color yarn dash at the top of each new pair as they go into service the first time. From that point on all you have to do is match the color and yarn thread pattern to keep them in pairs.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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I have much better things to do with the time in my day than worry that I might be wearing a pair of socks that one is old and the other is new.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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isn't just folding them into balls good enough?
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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isn't just folding them into balls good enough?
if u fold them into balls they dont get clean in the wash
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:54 PM
 
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I have much better things to do with the time in my day than worry that I might be wearing a pair of socks that one is old and the other is new.
But you have enough time to post about it.
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