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Where do you keep odd socks?

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fs2013 Thu 06-Mar-14 09:36:20

I have a collection of odd socks in my bedroom which I don't like to throw away as sometimes the other sock is still in the dirty basket. the pile changes every week as I find the other sock and add new odds etc.. I keep them in a drawer in my room but now want to use the drawer..any ideas?!

They just go in the owner's sock drawer.

stealthsquiggle Fri 07-Mar-14 22:23:53

We have a pop up laundry bin full of odd socks. And it is full blush.

NationMcKinley Fri 07-Mar-14 22:24:33

Big bag under the marital bed. We have hundreds of lost socks. Why I don't know but it drives me bloody nuts. Every so often I go slightly crazy and make my DSs and DH go through them and pair them up. About ten seconds later we have hundreds of odd socks again. <rocks in the corner>

PigletJohn Fri 07-Mar-14 23:28:38

Buy two dozen pairs of socks, all the same, preferably black, and chuck out the old ones.

Stripytop Fri 07-Mar-14 23:35:06

In 'the box of socks'. currently has about a million socks in it. If you want a pair, matching or otherwise, you have to dive in and find them yourself.

We're not that bothered about having matching socks in our house. grin

Catsmamma Fri 07-Mar-14 23:39:40

same as stripey...

paired socks are just too mainstream for us....all the socks go in a massive ikea type bag and it's like diving for scallops

dh gets quite antsy about it, but not enough to either sort the fuckers out or make sure they get washed together so it's too bad.


crazynanna Fri 07-Mar-14 23:43:51

Where do you keep odd socks?

On my feet

ThatsMyOnlyShirt Fri 07-Mar-14 23:46:41

I have attempted to come up with a system where odd socks are a thing of the past!

I use tiny black safety pins to pin my sticks together at the end of the day, before going in the wash. This way the stay together throughout the whole washing and drying process.

ThatsMyOnlyShirt Fri 07-Mar-14 23:47:47

*socks. Obvs I don't put sticks through the wash.

DevonCiderPunk Fri 07-Mar-14 23:49:43

Every single sock in the house goes into the same big basket on the landing. The idea of a "socks box" is something that I thank Mumsnet for daily. About 3 times a year I do a sock audit.

Elocampane Sat 08-Mar-14 07:56:46

when we take socks off, we stick them in one of these, they go through the washer & dryer. either put them away still in the lock, or roll together & have a 'socklock pot' near the washing bin.

LucyLasticBand Sat 08-Mar-14 08:00:00

i get quite upset when i see my teens wearing odd socks, but then lately i am the one who pairs them, and quite often i pair odd socks together!

LucyLasticBand Sat 08-Mar-14 08:00:47

oh and i keep all the odd socks in the airing cupboard
must have a clear out,

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