Buy Matching Socks

Buy socks that are all alike. I store them without folding them into each other also. They stretch out faster if you fold them into a ball. The advantages to this practice: no matching-up socks and when one wears out, gets a hole or gets lost you have automatic replacements.

You can still buy socks of different kinds. I have white socks for tennis shoes and dress socks, but the whites are all alike and the dress socks are all black and alike. I think this saves money in the long run.


By thriftyvicki from Dallas, TX

April 21, 20110 found this helpful

I figured this out several nyears ago .With 4 small ones we were always a sock or two short come wash time.This proved to be an easy solution and have passed it on to many young people I have known.

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April 22, 20110 found this helpful

I don't fold my socks either. I got tired of my socks stretching out & the bigger my boys' feet got, the more their socks stretched out too! So instead now, I just take one sock, holding the toe, & stick it into the other sock. That way I still have a pair I can grab quickly, but they don't get stretched!

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April 23, 20110 found this helpful

I also buy matching socks. We go through so many that it does save time and money by having another sock as a spare.

I also did this with winter mittens-after the season I would buy a few pairs of the same kind and if one got lost or damaged beyond repair there was always another to take its place.

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April 23, 20110 found this helpful

Good idea! My socks are all alike and I don't know why I didn't think of this. I've never folded my panties; I just throw them in the drawer. I'll be doing the same with socks from now on. Thanks.

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