Declutter Socks: 15 Minute Mission
Today's decluttering mission is to declutter socks. The goal isn’t to throw all the socks away, but to keep a reasonable amount for each family member that makes opening the sock drawer manageable.
You decide what a reasonable amount of socks is for your family, which depends on how often each family member changes socks, how often you do laundry, and how much room you have for storing socks. Keep in mind that the fewer pairs you have the easier it is to keep track of them all! More is not always better.
Be sure to keep a variety of socks – athletic, dress, etc. so you don’t end up short in a particular category.
A good first step to decluttering the sock drawer is to remove all the socks that don’t have mates and those that have holes.
If a sock has holes you can mend it, perhaps. But get real. Are you really going to do it? If not, then it is still clutter and you should get rid of it.
In kids’ drawers, go through and take out all the socks that are too small. A pair from 3 years ago most likely won’t fit that growing kiddo's foot now.
Obviously if a younger child can wear those old socks, no need to get rid of them completely. But they definitely don't need to be in that child's drawer taking up space and having them try to squeeze their feet into them.
Those small socks should either be shifted to the next child's drawer now, or put into storage until the next child is the right size for them.
Below you can see inspiration from readers who've taken on this challenge!Top photo courtesy of Brendan C
Here's My Decluttered Socks With No Mates
The picture above is from a reader, Kim, who did this mission. She said, "Funny you should mention this today. I was just working on decluttering socks yesterday. Look how many socks we have that don't have matches!!!"
Similarly, another reader, Regina, sent in this before and after photo collage below once she'd completed this mission.
Are You Ready To Declutter Your Home?
I hope seeing these pictures has inspired you to clean out those sock drawers.
When you begin to declutter the feeling you get is contagious, so if you're loving the results you're getting I would encourage you to keep going.
I've got a whole series of 15 minute decluttering missions
(eventually 365 of them!) that you can do.
Just pick and choose the ones you want to do, that will make a big impact in your home. But if you want someone else to tell you the order you can also grab the 15 minute daily decluttering mission calendars
and follow along as we all get our homes clutter free together!
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