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Monday, November 24, 2008

Sock Rings

Do you hate sorting and pairing up socks? It's not so much that I hate it, but it just takes time, which is a precious commodity for me. While growing up, it was a precious commodity for my mother as well. She had 4 kids, too, and didn't have time to sit around finding matches for hundreds of socks. So as long as I can remember, I've used sock rings.After you wear your socks, you put both socks together and push them through a sock ring. Throw them into the washer and dryer (sock rings are safe to launder) and then back into the drawer, still paired up! They are sold in many colors, so each person in your family can have a different color, making sorting laundry that much easier! Some worry that they would leave a dirty ring, but I've used them for almost 30 years and have never had a problem!

Sockpro sock rings are made of rubber and come in 5 colors. They offer free shipping if you order 3 or more packs, their best value. This is the type I use now, and they seem to hold up well so far.

Sock Locks are made of plastic. They have 7 colors and are cheaper, but you also have to pay shipping. This is the type I used growing up. The plastic teeth eventually break off, leaving just the ring, but they still work for a LONG time.

As far as I know, sock rings can only be bought online. Christmas gift idea, maybe? I'm telling you, I love these things!


Jennie said...

My method is a bit cheaper to start with if you don't already have the sock rings. I don't have a problem with the adult socks. So it's all about kid socks to me. I have a couple of sets of mesh bags from the dollar store (you can get a set of three bags for $1... the bags are typically used to launder your "unmentionables") and keep the bags in the boys' rooms. White socks go into one bag, colors into another bag. Then I just throw the bags into the appropriate load of laundry. I imagine when these boys approach the age of 10, the smell will necessitate a change in process. :-)

Cap said...

Hm. Seems to me (at least from the pictures) that there's a little room left over for something more inside the sock ring.

Wouldn't it be cool to have your kids add their underwear to the sock ring, giving you one less thing to sort and giving them a complete daily set of socks and underwear from a sockring?

Just a thought.


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