Never Lose a Sock Again….

I don’t know how it happens but sometimes you put two socks in the laundry and if you live in my house….one always gets lost on its way to the washer, dryer or folding table.

I know you’ve all been there.  Right?

Well, I have a solution to share with you that I’ve been using for sometime and it works wonderfully for my family.  I so wish I would have thought about this years ago when my boys were little and there were lots of little boys socks to wash.  I can’t tell you how fast our basket of lost socks grew never to find its mate.  So frustrating.


The secret?  —

When we take off our socks we just slip one of these safety pins on and throw them in the laundry.



Safe to wash, dry and I have not had any problems with holes.


I wear trouser socks almost everyday to work and most of them are black in color.  It may not make a difference to some people if their socks are matched back up it does to me because some of my trouser socks have a subtle design on them or made a little different.  So I want to match up its mate. 🙂

For my trouser socks which may be made of a hose material I ensure I attach the pin at the very top where there is additional layers of material to avoid a small hole. I’ve had great results!


Works like a charm for me and takes the stress and frustration out of lost sock frustration!

– Hugs,



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  1. If only I had thought of this 20 years ago. LOL Very smart.

    • Me too — I’ve about raised two boys and can’t tell you the countless # of socks to be lost in transit of laundry. It has truly been a lifesaver and stress relief. 🙂 Tracy

  2. I used this trick with my kids and it always worked really well when they decided to use it. 🙂 I’m starting to think that I need to use it again because all of my good socks seem to be missing.

  3. Thanks for hopping over and visiting. 🙂

  4. Hi there! I found your site looking for a planner review, and your so talented and such a neat lady. Wish you lived in Cali! Loved the school fish for new school classmates, I always wanted to be that kind of mom, it just melted my heart, your whole site. Keep up the good work, inspiring young mommies, God is truly doing a good works with you!