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I used to loathe matching the socks. Between the two of us, my husband and I had 800 different pairs of black socks. Each one had a different texture/pattern, but they were so similar that it took forever to match them up.
One of my friends had an idea for fixing that problem. He got rid of ALL of his socks, went to Wal-Mart and bought a dozen pairs of black socks, the same brand. It made matching his socks 100% easier and he could wear them with everything he owned. If he ever lost a sock, he could save it back for the next time he lost a sock and the missing one always had a match.
That is great for him.
But every year, my mother in law stocks our stocking with new stockings.
New black socks.
Sometimes they are so similar, that they are difficult to tell if they are men's or women's.
Sometimes I would get my husband's socks in my drawer and vice versa.
Inevitably one would end up missing, and I would wind up with that lonely guy, with no match. A single tall black boot sock with no mate.
Last fall, my husband went shopping for some new work clothes. He picked up some new socks in the men's section.
They weren't black. Instead, they were striped. And patterned and brightly colored!!!
For Christmas this year, I specifically asked for 'Fine Art Socks'.
Now my socks are adorned with famous paintings like the Mona Lisa and the Starry Night.
Having such a beautiful assortment of socks between the two of us, has made matching the socks and folding the laundry so much more fun.
Don't get me wrong, I still have some black socks.
And so does my husband.
You can't wear these crazy socks with everything you own.
I did find a great idea for what to do with those lonely black socks. I took them to school, and we use them as erasers for our dry erase boards. They are easy to wash and since they are black, they are great for wiping away the dry erase marker ink on the small boards.
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