Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Works For Me Wednesday

The Sock Basket

I hate to match socks from the dryer. For years I have solved this problem with a sock basket. When folding clothes any socks go straight into the sock basket. When a person needs socks that person, or me, goes to the sock basket and rummages around until a match is found. If you come across a match that doesn't belong to you, you have to take a second to match them and fold over the tops, that match can be dropped back into the basket. Occasionally my daughter will offer to match all the socks. For this she gets paid -- one penny for each pair of correctly matched socks. If she decided to sort and put them away she then gets a dime for each person's socks she sorts and puts away.

See Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer for other Works For Me Wednesday participants.


Tina said...

Love this idea.

Stephanie said...

What a clever idea!

Tiff said...

Great idea - I do not like folding socks - at all!

Nettie said...

I do that with my girl's who are similar in feet size. I just buy socks in large packages so its never too hard tofind a match, either.