I didn’t realize what a mess socks could be until W was born and he started wearing socks. Sure, adult socks are a pain to get matched up and it’s frustrating when the washing machine or dryer eats one but baby socks seem to be at least ten times worse. They are so tiny in the beginning and they are still so small even though W has gotten bigger. They get caught in the other laundry and it seems nearly impossible to get them all matched up because there is always one or two that are missing.
I have figured out the problem and how to fix it! The problem is that I have purchased too many different brands of socks for W. Some are white with gray toes, some are white with a colored stripe around the ankle, and some are just plain white. Obviously, the biggest problem comes when it’s time to match up the socks with the colored stripes. He can’t wear one with a red stripe and one with a blue stripe! We need a pair! Those socks with the stripes are cute but they are such a pain!
Now the solid white socks and the white socks with the gray toes are a much different situation. As long as I can find two of them, they can go together! It doesn’t matter if they are the two gray toe socks that came together in the package, they can match with any other white sock with a gray toe!
So, I’ve learned another lesson in motherhood and it’s one that is going to bring help to the sock drawer. An easy way to approach organizing the sock drawer in your little one’s dresser is to buy a few packages of the same types of socks! Then as they come out of the dryer you can easily pair them up or just throw them all in a basket! It won’t matter if one goes missing because you can just match it up with another one!
Organize your child’s sock drawer by buying only one type of sock. Then they all match and it doesn’t matter if one gets lost!
It seems so simple and I wonder why I didn’t think of it until now. Oh, because it takes being a mother to figure out some of the most simple solutions!