Tired of having mismatched socks after doing the laundry because somehow the other pair went missing in the wash? Fortunately for you, there are several solutions that will keep your socks together when you put them into the wash.
5 Ways To Keep Your Socks Together In The Wash
- Mesh Bag
One simple way you can keep your socks together during the wash is by putting them into a laundry mesh bag- the same one you use to put your delicates in. Your socks will be secure and will still get cleaned properly.
The mesh bags also come in handy when organising socks per family member as you can designate a mesh bag to everyone and socks can easily be put away.
- Safety Pins
Before putting your socks into the laundry basket or straight into the machine, pin them together with a stainless steel safety pin that you can find in a sewing kit. The stainless steel won’t rust in the wash overtime and it won’t ruin your socks, provided that they’re properly secured.
- Tie them together
Use a rubber band or a plain hair band to tie them together before putting them into the washing machine. Then your socks will sure go in and come out of the wash together. Make sure it is tied together well enough though so that the agitation of the washing machine doesn’t pull them apart. Alternatively, you can half tuck them in together to keep them paired.
- Sock locks
An alternative to using rubber/ hair bands are sock locks, sometimes known as sock clips. This laundry gadget comes in different designs and features. Some sock lock designs are made only to be for the wash while others come with pegs that you can use to hang dry after washing.
- Sock dock
This is another handy laundry gadget that those with large families might find super useful. The sock dock is a sock ‘organiser’ for the wash as well as for your wardrobe. It is this rope like accessory that comes with adjustable sliders, allowing you to attach as many socks as possible.