To save time on matching socks from laundry, first make sure mates go in laundry together by folding their cuffs together. Then when I put them in the washer, I un-cuff them and hook them with a clothespin. Once they come out of dryer, they are already matched.
Large wooden clothes pins work best. Plastic will melt and the smaller pins don't seem to hold up. It's a little noisy in the dryer, but SO worth it when you have 4 kids x 2 socks each ......
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I found a way that works for me in retrieving LOST socks! I keep the ONE lost sock in a bag marked" LOST SOCKS" in the laundry room. Then as I am sorting through the dryer for socks, I usually find the missing one! Before I used to just discard them or put them back in my drawer,but they'd get lost there,too! This way I KNOW where to LOCATE the lost sock!
I also find that if I buy TWO PAIRS of the same style socks,I don't have to look as often for a missing one. Helps especially with small CHILDREN'S SOCKS!
Before putting on your socks, rub your feet with a decent layer of foot cream, be it petroleum jelly, or Gold Bond foot cream, or cocoa butter, or something sort of thick. Once you put your socks over it, the socks stay put and keeps them from rubbing against you. It's helped soften up my feet quite a bit and keeps the rubbing to a minimum. I know it seems like it would feel weird, but you don't even notice it once the socks are on!
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