Ditching my unmatching socks

25 April 2019


I wear a lot of dark socks with my work uniform of exercise pants and black athletic shoes. And I was having a heck of a time with laundry because I was coming up with unmatched socks so frequently. I would put the singleton aside and hope its mate would appear. Sometimes it did, sometimes it didn’t. (I know this is familiar to you.)

Recently, I decided to put together the unmatching socks and found six black socks, all slightly different. (That’s a picture of the motley collection above.) I didn’t know where their mates were, but I decided I was sick and tired of the situation.

So I went on Amazon and I ordered a package of six matching pairs of black socks. I immediately tossed the unmatching socks and archived, so to speak, the dark socks that have matches, some of which are patterned, just in case I end up wanting a little variety. (Those socks will live for a short period of time in the guest bedroom closet; I’m promising myself I’ll let them go after a few months if I don’t wear them.)

This little task has given me so much freedom and joy! I love that I don’t have to pick out socks. And even better, I love that I don’t have to match them up! The only other socks I have are a half-dozen identical pairs of no-show athletic socks. My sock drawer is so peaceful.

How about you? Could your sock drawer use a little simplification?

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Comments

I can feel how peaceful it would feel to only have one kind of sock in the drawer and not have to match at all! Wow.

Paulita 05/16/2019 07:13 AM

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