How to make your missing sock drawer go extinct . . . Yes we are serious!
I think everyone must have a sock drawer somewhere in their house. A place where singular socks go when the washer, dryer, or dog has eaten the other match, yet we keep them because we know, for sure, that one day it will be regurgitated and the infamous missing sock will be found. At My Heart & Home we have a solution for just such a problem and it’s as simple as a very hard piece of plastic: The Sock Clip!!!! This particular clip is made of all plastic, no metal allowed. (There are lots of these clips around but be careful that you only get ones that are all plastic.)
I have so many that I haven’t bought them for a few years, but you can usually find them at KMart, ShopKo, or Target in the laundry isle. KMart had the best prices. I have also found them at Albertson’s as well. Do not get the imitation knock-off kind that have metal in them.
That little “C” part of the sock clip can be snapped onto a hanger if you want to hang the socks with an outfit already picked out. It’s also great for when you go on trips and need to put church socks with the church clothes all on one hanger.
Just clip the socks together as shown above and throw them in the dirty clothes.
These can go right into your washer, straight to the dryer, and into your families individual drawers for their socks. Cut the missing sock problem in half or even make it extinct.
A great way to encourage the use of these clips is to use the “I Will Go and Do” Tokens combined with the Good Job Jar. Reward them for their obedience in using these new items and then slowly wean them off of the idea that they get a token for every 2 pair of socks found in their dirty clothes that are clipped together. I promise it will make a HUGE difference in getting your family to use these and go along with this fantastic solution for laundry.
Watch the video for a few more instructions and a good look at how to implement these wonderful inventions.