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Pairs of socks in washing

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winkywinkola Sun 19-Feb-17 19:07:27

So would it be really scuzzy to wash socks in their pairs? I mean twinned as you'd put them away in the drawer?

I'm spending a bit of time pairing socks every Sunday evening (42 pairs minimum) and it's cheesing me off!

wowfudge Sun 19-Feb-17 19:23:15

No - when we were kids we had coloured sock rings that joined socks in pairs at the ankle end in the wash. A brilliant idea.

AverysillyoldHector Sun 19-Feb-17 19:28:33

We use this sort of thing

paxillin Sun 19-Feb-17 19:31:33

From 42 pairs minimum I take it you have children? Sock sorting is children's work in this house. Sunday evening in front of the TV, I think they sort of enjoy it.

winkywinkola Sun 19-Feb-17 20:29:29

I've tried using the dcs to do it. They just end up throwing all the socks at each other.

4 dcs and me and h. Lotsasocks.

So it is skank to wash them paired up - I mean in a ball?

I dry everything in the heated airing rack.

NannyR Sun 19-Feb-17 20:31:59

I wouldn't - they wouldn't get properly clean (or dry) if they were all balled up.

AverysillyoldHector Sun 19-Feb-17 21:29:13


Mehfruittea Mon 20-Feb-17 19:58:35

DH takes his socks off and balls them up together, drives me insane. They do not wash properly IMO and definitely don't dry in the tumble dryer.

I considered this - (sorry don't know how to do a short link)

RedBugMug Mon 20-Feb-17 20:01:31

no, they will not wash properly and take ages to dry and go fusty.
when I grew up each of us had a mesh bag for our socks, so no sorting

Ylvamoon Mon 20-Feb-17 20:15:43

Our socks are colour coded... gray , blue, black, crazy colour... It's so much easier to pick out and match pairs!
Alternatively look for "oddsocks" on ebay or Amazon... grin

winkywinkola Mon 20-Feb-17 20:38:47

A mesh bag each. That's the answer. Brilliant.

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