How do you “organize” the socks in your drawer? Are you the one who just throws all of the clean socks in a jumbled pile into the drawer? Or, are you the one who rolls their socks into balls by turning them inside of each other? Maybe you are the organized one and bought those nice little plastic drawer dividers for socks that can be purchased at Target or The Container Store.
Well, I’m here to share a different way that may change your way of doing things that will not only save space in the drawer but extend the life of your socks elasticity. I bet you think since I am a professional organizer I have some fancy drawer dividers or containers for my socks. Not at all! I don’t even have to sort my socks beyond athletic and dress socks because I buy all of the same kind for each category. Once the laundry is done I simply divide into athletic or dress sock piles and then place each stack of socks in my drawer. No more need to find partner socks just place them in a neat stack and grab the two top socks when needed. This is a great system for when you actually have to throw one sock away and then are left with an odd sock. No longer is that a problem with this system because you don’t pair your socks anymore.
This system takes up so much less space in your drawer you will be amazed! Also, for those who ball their socks up by turning them inside each other, this system will save the elasticity of the socks by not constantly having them stretched out during storage. This seems to be a big problem with the dress socks.
Try this new way of storing socks and give your feedback to the group, I would love to hear how it works out for you!
Maria White is a professional organizer with ENUFF WITH THE STUFF in the Ashburn, VA area. www.enuffwiththestuff.com