I am convinced there is a sock monster that lives in my washing machine. On good days, I manage to find the same number of my beloved socks in the clean laundry. On grumpy days, I find lone socks, adding to my growing collection of odd socks.
Today is Lost Sock Memorial Day, the day we commemorate the lost halves of our socks. Let's raise our feet in memory of these lost feet mittens and replenish our collection. And let's go over a couple of ways to avoid losing more socks, shall we?
REPLENISHING YOUR SOCK COLLECTION
Spring is here, and it's time to clear out the socks that have served our feet well. Look for ones that have worn thin in certain areas or are rocking one too many holes. Say goodbye and bring in some new ones, such as ones by Zkano. Each pair is made from certified organic ring-spun cotton, grown without pesticides or chemicals, and finished without metal dyes -- right here in the United States.
GIVING YOUR SOCKS SOME EXTRA HELP
Snappy Socks, 0-9 Months ($5.99)
We can all use a little bit of extra help against the Sock Monster, especially baby socks. If you have an infant or know a little one, pick up some Snappy Socks. They have a snap that clip together so that those little socks don't get lost in the wash. And for the rest of us, we can fiddle with some DIY for our grown-up socks. Invest in a pair of snap pliers and a supply of plastic snaps to secure your socks for the wash.
BE A LITTLE FASHIONABLY REBELLIOUS
Image via Little Bitty Life
For your socks that are perfectly fine albeit just missing a buddy, don't be afraid of mixing and matching as a fashion statement! It's whimsical and fun. Besides, who needs matching socks when lounging around the house anyway?
Do you have any ingenious sock tactics? Or are you just a enthusiast for socks? Share in the comments!
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Caroline hails from a tiny tropical island originally, but calls Boston home. A curious bird, she spent a spring trekking all over Ireland, has been an Air Force Junior ROTC cadet, and worked at Disney World as a merchandising intern. With a love for all things interesting, she found herself at The Grommet, where she gets to eat, sleep, and breathe innovative undiscovered products. Say hello to her on Twitter.