Jan
29

Missing a pair

by Sofia   -   in Random

I promised to start writing about housekeeping and wanted to start off with a very good, easy and useful idea that at least works in our house. I know we are all sometimes anxious about the weirdly missing pairs for socks. First of all, if you open up a little part in your washing machine you may  find that it actually does” eat” the occasional sock. Some small items get sucked in with the water and we have found children´s socks in a kind of an sieve there ( I have no idea what it is called in either Finnish or English, just something we check every now and then). But mostly the socks just loose a pair in the laundry basket and it comes out in the next load of that colour or it may be found hiding somewhere else.

So a long time ago when I got tired of trying to find matching pairs of socks I came up with a very simple solution. All the socks that have a pair are obviously rolled together so when you take them out you always get two socks. We keep all the girl´s socks in one basket under the other girl´s hanging clothes and then undies in one on the other girl´s side ( as for these they wear the same size). So on the side where the socks are I added an extra basket. All the socks that come from laundry and have no pair are put in that basket. No socks without a pair are allowed in the bigger basket. And every time we add a single sock in the smaller basket we check if it would have a pair there. If it does, and most often it does, it gets rolled together with it´s twin and moved to the bigger basket. I´m telling you it works like a charm.  And if there is a single sock that never seems to find it´s pair then after a while we say goodbye and throw it away or use it for crafting something. No more weird single socks and no more trying to find a pair for single socks in the big basket. 

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The girls ankle and knee high socks in the big basket, Bubble Gum´s tights in the smaller basket and the lonely socks in the white box. ( the baskets are from Ikea)

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I really need to make a trip to Ikea and get two more of those smaller white baskets. On the other side in Cotton Candy´s closet is also one of these white boxes that holds the ballet outfits. You know it´s one of those things that you get kind of blind to after a while and stop seeing until you see them in a picture.

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Here you can see how I´ve arranged the socks under the hanging clothes. They are easy for the girls to grab ( undies on the other side under Cotton Candy´s hanging things). In the middle is the folding clothes for both girls. We really don´t have that many clothes ( and we don´t really need more either). I just combed through the ones that have gone small and came out with a huge bag. Looks like they mostly have nighties and pj´s! And as the girls have so many games and puzzles we keep them in there too.

Have a great weekend!

Loistavaa viikonloppua!

Lattemamma

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6 comments on “ Missing a pair „
HungryinHelsinki, on January 29, 2016

Good tips! Let’s go buy the basket!
Ps – We have a System too… it’s a bag with all the singles and every 6 month or so we have a “Sock party” i.e Me , a glass of wine & a mountain of singles, trying to find their match :)

Täti Ruskea, on January 29, 2016

Kiva postaus ja taatusti toimiva käytännön vinkki! Voit varmaan kuvitella meidän seitsemän hengen sukkapyykkiviidakon. Vielä kun valtaosa miesväen sukista on tummansinisiä ja mustia, ruskeitakin. Perussukkina suosikin Polarn 0. Pyretin sukkia. Kestävät loistavasti myös laattalattioilla kävelyä. Kestävyyden jälkeen paras ominaisuus on sukassa näkyvä kokonumero. Se auttaa ratkaisevasti sukkien lajittelussa ainakin niin kauan, kun kaikilla on käytössä eri koon sukat. Kuinkahan monesti olen täälläkin ihmetellyt kadonneita sukkia! Minne ihmeeseen ne oikein edes katoavat?! Meidän 4v on kyllä mestari riisumaan sukkia ympäri taloa ja niitä löytyykin silloin mistä tahansa, mutta se ei kuitenkaan selitä kaikkia kadonneita pareja… Mukavaa viikonloppua!

Tiina, on January 29, 2016

Mun on pakko kehua huippukäteviä kotimaisia supi sukkapidikkeitä! Jokaiselle perheenjäsenelle oma väri, käytön jälkeen laittaa parin klipsillä yhteen ja tallessa on pesun jälkeen! Helpottaa myös kuivauksessa, kun vievät huomattavasti vähemmän tilaa ja pienemmätkin apulaiset osaavat lajitella sukat klipsien värin perusteella. Olen käyttänyt näitä jo 10 vuotta ja pakkaan aina reissullekin mukaan, jotta pyykit on huomattavasti helpompi lajitella kotiin palatessa.

Sofia, on February 5, 2016

Tiina, täytyy perehtyä, kiitos vinkistä!

Sofia, on February 5, 2016

Täti Ruskea, voin vaan kuvitella sukkien määrää ja pyykin muutenkin!

Sofia, on February 5, 2016

Yes HungryinHelsinki, let´s go!

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