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Old 12-28-2006, 02:14 PM   #1
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Does anyone else have a problem with runaway socks?? My kids must have 13,000 socks in their room, and I think maybe 3 of them have an exact match. Where the heck do the other socks go?? And what is a better way to keep track of them? Please tell me your system, if you have one. it seems that just throwing them into the wash at the same time just doesn't work.

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Old 12-28-2006, 02:22 PM   #2
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When she is done wearing a pair I stick them in a lingerie laundry bag, its like mesh with a zipper. You can get them for like 1.88 at Walmart. And, I also wash them in the bag so none get eaten by the dryer sock aliens LOL Havent had a missing sock in ages.
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When she is done wearing a pair I stick them in a lingerie laundry bag, its like mesh with a zipper. You can get them for like 1.88 at Walmart. And, I also wash them in the bag so none get eaten by the dryer sock aliens LOL Havent had a missing sock in ages.
when I can find the bag.
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:47 PM   #4
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That's what I would do if I had initiative, LOL!
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I don't think there is anything you can do. I was always told that it was the washer that ate them, not the dryer. Its just like the stupid lids for the tupperware, where the heck do they go?
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:55 PM   #6
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When she is done wearing a pair I stick them in a lingerie laundry bag, its like mesh with a zipper. You can get them for like 1.88 at Walmart. And, I also wash them in the bag so none get eaten by the dryer sock aliens LOL Havent had a missing sock in ages.
I also have to do this in her drawer with the matched socks, she likes to unmatch and scatter all of her clean socks
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Re: Let's Talk About Socks Baby!

i second the lingerie bag recommendation! those socks are just so small that they are begging to be eaten by my dryer.
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I would love a solution to this problem. I kept unmatched sock in a rubbermaid storage tub until the thing was so overflowing with socks without their mates, I threw the whole mess away! It really stinks when they learn how to take off their socks, and my kids are the type that it could be freezing cold in the house and they will STILL peel off their socks and leave them where ever they land. I'm all for disposable socks, if they ever come out with them. Ugh. How about peel and stick socks??
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Old 12-30-2006, 10:53 PM   #9
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Re: Let's Talk About Socks Baby!

I gotta add this to my list of things to buy at the store tomorrow. Both my kids have aliens stealing their socks I swear!

Now my other problem is their feet grow so darn big I can't never find the right dang size sock!
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we have a laundry basket... a small one. we are a family of four.. me Dh DD ( 5 ) and DS ( 6m ) . and after i fold laundry any un-mated pairs of socks go in the basket.. and mated pairs go to the drawers...

then IF i can about once a week.. I sit in my room and watch tv on bed and go though the basket and mate them from their.. sometimes my daughter helps me.. but for me it is a nice little release from regular house hold things.. DH watches baby in living room or where ever and mommy " works" on the socks lol.. hey it might only be 30min alone.. but that's 30 min.. lol
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