Before I implemented capsule wardrobes for the kids, I had a sock problem. I would have 10-15 different pairs of socks for a kid all with a different pattern.
I would go to a consignment sale and buy a big bag of socks. Or I would buy whatever was on sale when I went shopping.
Which was fine, until it came time to match up socks. Finding a match was terrible because there was only one possible match for any one sock.
If we lost a sock, the other one was doomed. If I forgot to wash one sock but the other one did get washed, it didn’t have a match.
So into a basket all the mismatched socks would go and at some point down the road I would plop myself in front of the TV and match socks.
It would take me a while and I would be surrounded by a sea of men’s, woman’s and kids socks laying on the carpet.
Fast forward a bit and I’ve simplified our sock situation and made my life about a million times easier. Unless you enjoy matching up socks…then you can skip this tip.
Stick to the Same Color
It’s that simple.
Last year, the kids were in different sizes so I picked one color for Hailey and one color for Noah. I think this system would work great for bigger families who deal with multiple sizes.
This Fall/Winter I took it a step farther and got both kids the same color (white). Noah is 5T and Hailey is 4T which coincides perfectly with the 4T/5T packages of socks.
I personally love Old Navy socks. They’re nice and thick, they stay on and they’re inexpensive.
Here are the ones I got for the kids this year, and they have lots of cute patterns and colors too if that’s more your jam.
So there you have it. My super simple tip to help you make sock matching MUCH easier.
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