Then we could read about the Dragon in the Sock Drawer or just the review, but if I had little Kiddos believe me we would be reading that story this morning and go looking for that dragon. Of course WE would have to match and fold all the socks and find a lizard instead (stuffed of course, because Momma has one). Oh well, no little kiddos, can I borrow one or two of yours?
And of course, there is the monetary benefit of having a sock drawer. Women's Day Magazine says: Make your sock drawer an ATM -Instead of paying ATM fees every week, figure out your monthly expenses and put that much cash in a drawer or shoebox on the first of every month. "Whenever you need more cash, take out $20 at a time," Knuckey suggests. "By having only $20 in your wallet, you'll be much less likely to spend a dollar on a soda here and $3 on a snack there." You'll also tend to be more careful with your money so that it lasts all month long.
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Pull all socks out of the drawer and onto a bed or table. Match up pairs of loose socks. Set aside those that need mending. Remove socks that are beyond repair, along with single socks, and reuse these for another purpose (see Tips) or toss.
Insert a drawer organizer. Use narrow shoe boxes or commercial sock boxes. Make use of as much space as possible, placing the boxes lengthwise in the drawer.
Designate a small area as a holding place for lone socks. Toss them after a month.
Return the pairs to the drawer, grouping them in the boxes by color and type (pantyhose, sport, dress). Use a trifold method for storing the socks versus the cuff-over strategy. It's quicker and minimizes stretching of the cuff elastic.
Match up pairs as you sort each batch of clean laundry and place them in the appropriate box.