“Saving Socks,” Ensign, Jan. 1979, 58
With five males in the family, our weekly laundry produces a basketful of men’s socks in navy, black, dark green, and brown. It’s frustrating to come to the bottom of the basket, only to find several single unmatched socks, each representing half of a $1.50 pair.
We’ve solved the problem by putting a small cup of medium-size safety pins in each bedroom. Each person must carefully double pin each pair of socks together at the toe (going through four layers of fabric) before depositing them in the laundry.
We haven’t lost a sock since and have saved countless hours of sorting. Dixie C. Clark, Murray, Utah