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Wednesday June 26th 2019

Socks, Underwear And Hangers

mom says

I, like most, would love to win the lottery.  I live in Florida and we have the Lottery, Powerball and Fantasy 5 as the big ones.  We have a bunch of smaller ones too but I don’t ever play those.  No since dreaming about the winnings if you don’t even play, the smaller ones that is.  The lottery ranges anywhere from a few $100K to lots of millions.

When the lottery gets really big, the conversation always comes up.  What would you do with all those millions?  I know what I would do with some of it right off.  I am not going to bore you with my entire list.  We all have the big ticket things like house, car, clothes and the like on our list.  I am going to get down to the nitty gritty.

Socks, underwear and hangers!

As a mother of 4 boys, those are three things on my wish list.  They rank right up there with the savings for college.  I want to buy so many socks and underwear that they become one use items for the kids.  I don’t want to wash another pair of socks or underwear for as long as I live.

Socks

Socks in my house disappear at an alarming rate.  I don’t know if it is a troll in the washer or the dryer, at the rate they go, I am thinking both.  The socks never match up no matter what I do.  I also hate sorting and matching up socks with a passion.  I am not alone on this.  There are 714,000 and growing matches on Google for the search “keeping socks matched when doing laundry”.  All those tips and ideas and yet still socks go astray.

Here are some of the tips and recommendations for keeping the socks from going astray:

  • Safety pin the socks together:  sounds great and I tried it but it led to the socks getting holes in them and I was still sorting socks just now it was before I washed them instead of after I washed them.
  • Clothes pins on the socks:  no holes which is great, still sorting before I wash, 35 clothes pins (5 pairs of socks a day for 7 days) rattling in the washer and dryer (pretty sure its not good for the washer or the dryer).
  • SockPro (a soft, flexible round disc you put on each pair of socks prior to washing):  not cost effective a pack of 5 discs is $15.00 (I would need 5 packs for once a week washing $75.00 eek!), no rattling but still matching up socks prior to washing.
  • Tide Smart Wash Keeper:  mesh bag is good so the socks shouldn’t get lost in the washer or dryer, still matching up socks though.  Tide claims you won’t have to match up the socks but they are just in a bag, you will still have to take them out of the bag and match them up afterward.  The bag is not a magical sock sorter, it is just a mesh bag.

Now as you can see none of those suggestions work for me.  They might work for you but they don’t work for me.  I am still having to sort socks whether it be to pin them or slip the disc on.  No matter what you do you have to match the socks up first and I hate matching up socks.  Really, matching up dirty, smelly socks before washing is just gross, to me.  On top of that is the kid factor.  Kids can manage to take off a pair of socks right next to the laundry basket, even right next to the washer itself, and not manage to get both socks into the basket or the washer.  Give me a fix for that one please.

So bottom line for me, if I win the lottery I am buying an endless supply of socks so they can be worn once and then thrown away.  Just imagine always having a clean, matched, hole free pair of socks to put on your feet.  Plus the time you save no longer trying to match up socks, search for the missing sock and negotiate with the trolls to give back the socks they keep taking.

Underwear

I am a girl.  I use the term girl (feminist relax I am not putting myself down) but it is more like girly girl.  I don’t like to touch gross stuff.  Other people’s underwear, yes even my kids, is gross stuff.  I don’t want to touch them, smell them or even look at them.  Underwear should have, from the start, been made as a one time use only item.  Wear them once then throw them out, they are gross after they have been on.

Yeah, maybe I am over sensitive on the gross stuff but it is who I am.  If you think about where they have been for hours it is gross.  Male or female it doesn’t matter to me.  I don’t want to handle cloth that has been for hours, pressed up against the dark and damp neither regions of a person’s body.

If you consider the health factors it is scary.  Does the residue left on underwear really get cleaned off entirely?  I have seen those bleach commercials for how much stuff is in your bedsheets even after a normal washing.  I don’t even want to imagine what still remains on underwear even after they have been washed.

If I win I am buying out the underwear isle, I swear.  Wear them once then throw them out.  Who wouldn’t want a fresh pair of underwear every single day?  For all those that remember I love lingerie, and I do, I am not talking about the once in awhile pretty undergarments.  I am talking about the every day wear underwear.  The ones that just keep adding more and more gross stuff onto them with each wash and wear.

Hangers

I don’t know about anyone else but hangers in my house disappear as fast as socks.  I don’t know where they go or even how they go missing.  I would swear there is a guy with a hanger fetish that sneaks into my home and steals my hangers.  I am constantly having to buy more hangers.  Every time I do laundry I make a call to the kids to bring me all the empty hangers and with each call I get fewer and fewer hangers until I have none and have to go back to the store.

You know how people have linen closets to store all the linen in the home.  I want one for hangers and then I want to fill it up with hangers.  I want to go to the store and buy a million hangers.  I fill up the closet with the hangers and then when I need hangers, there they are.  No more hunting for hangers.  Instead of having the kids bring me hangers, each time I do laundry, they will just once a week put whatever empty hangers that haven’t disappeared into the closet.  When the hanger closet gets low then I buy more hangers.

My perfect hanger closet would be the size of a refrigerator, there are 5 of us that takes a lot of hangers.  Instead of shelves inside it would have bars for the hangers to hang on.  You could even organize the hangers in size and color if you wish.  While your at it, in the door it could have shelves to hold all the soaps, bleaches and fabric softeners.  It would sit it right between the washer and the dryer.  I would simply open the door and voila, everything I need right there.

I realize this doesn’t stop the hangers from disappearing but it would make my life easier by always having hangers on hand. I will still have to make a trip to the store every once in awhile to refill the dwindling supply but with millions of dollars at my disposal I can go every once in awhile and buy them in bulk.  With a huge closet to store them in it will take months before I run out.

I realize I am a little crazy about things but if I win the lottery and have millions then I am no longer crazy.  When someone has millions of dollars they aren’t considered crazy they are considered eccentric.  So I would be the eccentric millionaire who uses socks and underwear once then throws them out and has a hanger closet in my laundry room.

Don’t get me wrong I want the big stuff too but sometimes it is the little stuff that makes me the happiest.  I could probably come up with other stuff but right now I just did the laundry so those three are the freshest in my mind.  So come on Lottery, make me a winner so I never have to deal with socks, underwear and no hangers again.
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One Response to “Socks, Underwear And Hangers”

  1. Anon Y Mouse says:
    The solution to your sock dilemma is to use safety pins and put them in mesh bags so they don’t get torn. You don’t sort socks because the pin is put in at the time people take them off. You get everyone to do this. If you say you cannot get them to do it then you need to watch Nanny 911.

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