by Nathan James March 28, 2021
If you are one of the many gentlemen who constantly lose one of their socks in the laundry, you’re not alone. While losing one sock may seem annoying at first, continuously losing one out of a pair of socks can be quite wasteful down the line. Men who take pride in wearing matching pairs of socks, especially men’s dress socks, will find that losing just one of their socks renders the pair useless. Stop losing your socks and hold onto your favorite pairs with these tips.
Use a Sock Laundry Bag
There are several ways to prevent the dreaded orphan sock. The first and most surefire way to avoid missing socks is to use amesh sock laundry bag. This simple trick can help men avoid losing their socks and help them keep their favorite dress socks in the best condition possible. Just like our socks themselves, sock laundry bags from Boardroom Socks are made in the USA. They are specifically designed to hold up in the face of frequent laundering, whether you choose to do a load of laundry just for socks or mix them in with other clothing items. Using a sock laundry bag to keep socks together is easy. Simply turn the socks inside out, place them inside the mesh bag, close the drawstring, and toss the bag into the washing machine. This bag is safe to use in both the washing machine and the dryer, so your socks will never be without their pairs again. Sock laundry bags from Boardroom Socks measure 14” x 13” and comfortably fit 6 pairs of over the calf men’s socks. Not only do these bags help prevent socks from getting lost on laundry day, but they also protect them and reduce abrasion that leads to pilling.
Clip or Pin Socks Together
If you don’t have a mesh laundry sock bag on hand, the next best thing is to pin or bind socks together with either a safety pin or a binder clip. Binder clips can be easily found at discount stores or convenience stores; safety pins are also easy to come by. Use either the clip or the pin to keep socks together before you toss them in the hamper. Using safety pins offers a slight advantage to binder clips, as some people put the pins inside one of the socks when they wear them so they don’t lose the pin when they separate. This is not as foolproof a solution as using a mesh laundry sock bag, and there’s always a chance that the pin or clip could poke the sock’s material. Just be cautious when clipping or pinning and your socks should stay in fine condition.
Fold Socks Together Immediately After the Laundry
This tip can be done in conjunction with the previous two. A great way to ensure that you stop losing your socks is to roll them or fold them immediately after they come out of the dryer. While this certainly takes a little more time due to the fact that you have to sift through the laundry load and find each pair, it is worth it to preserve the integrity of men’s dress socks. Furthermore, immediately folding and pairing men’s socks and placing them neatly in a sock drawer will keep them in the best shape possible and preserve their lifetime of use.
For more sock tips, feel free to contact Boardroom Socks directly. We are available firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (toll-free) at855-379-7625 (10 AM-4 PM EST).
CEO, Boardroom Socks
Nathan's favorite dress socks are our burgundy merino wool socks. You will also frequently find him wearing our new no-show socks. Outside of the office he enjoys fishing, reading and exploring Charlotte with his wife.
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