I keep a bowl of safety pins in the area where I take my socks off. I pin the two socks together and drop them in a net bag on the cloths hamper. One bag is for dark and one is for light. After the laundry is done, I fold them over with the pin and put them in the drawer. All matching is done.
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I hate to match socks. Solution: I went to JoAnn's & bought a package of 200 large safety pins. Now I take off my socks & I pin them together (passing through the sock once per sock) and throw them in the hamper. By pinning loosely they are able to be washed, dried & put away without matching!
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. 345
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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