Salon.com editor Scott Rosenberg shares a tip on how he avoids the
pointless waste of time that is sorting socks:
(1) Throw out all your old socks (or donate them, if they're presentable).
(2) Decide what color socks you need. The fewer colors the better.
I've gone minimalist-retro: there's the black socks, and there's the
white socks, and that's it.
(3) Purchase large quantities of socks in those colors. You can get
different brands/makes for each color, as long as all socks of the
same color are exactly the same.
(4) Just dump the socks in your dresser drawer as is from the clean
wash -- don't sort or pair them. When you need a pair, grab any two of
the same color -- they're guaranteed to match!
This approach also conveniently guarantees that The Missing Sock that
got eaten by the laundry machine won't unbalance a pair, too.Scott Rosenberg's Links & Comment