Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Tackling the socks


I am tackling today for the first time in awhile. I apologize for the lack of photos. My camera is not cooperating. Picture this - a basket of socks. No, not a little basket, like an Easter basket, I am talking about a full clothes basket. It is full of socks. None of them are matched. That is what I tackled today.

When I do laundry, I have a bad habit of throwing all the unmatched socks into a basket to match later. Later doesn't come often, especially in the summer months when we don't use as many socks. Or, maybe, we just have too many socks!

Last week I found myself constantly looking for socks in the basket so I figured it was about (way over due!) time to tackle the basket. I matched and matched and I don't know how many pairs I actually found, but a lot. There was a pile for everyone and I doubt that any had less than ten. There are six of us, ten pairs per pile equals sixty pairs of socks. There were probably a lot more. I threw out a bunch of socks and saved a few that I think might actually be found under a bed or behind a dresser. Now, we have an almost empty sock basket and nice full socks drawers. I am so glad I tackled that!

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9 comments:

  1. Oh I feel your pain! I need to do that. Mine aren't even in one place. They're everywhere. My little one likes to drop hers behind her crib!
    Great tackle!

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  2. Wow, congrats! Time for me to go tackle the laundry for the day!

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  3. Socks - how do they always get lost? LOL I found that by only buying white socks of the same style for each family member that sorting woes dropped dramatically. Congrats on the tackled job!

    Hugs,
    Holly
    Holly's Corner

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  4. Great tackle! It is nice to have clean socks that match!:)

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  5. Great tackle! We are running out of socks at my house. Maybe I should have made that my Tackle:D Have a great week!

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  6. Oh, maybe you could find a couple for me too, I've run out of mine!!! *lol*

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  7. What an amazing tackle to confront soooo many socks! I thought the socks in the house was a challenge with just the 3 of us here! Good on ya!

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  8. That would be an overwhelming tackle. :0) Glad you could get it done. :0)

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  9. uuugghh - what a big tackle! I hate unmatched socks. Good for you for doing it! :)

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