Laundry lesson: How to beat the sock thief! #LaundryBags

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There are 5 people in our family…each with a pair of feet. That means if everyone wears only 1 pair a day, I’m racking up 10 dirty socks a day, that’s 70 in a week. One of my least favorite chores is laundry and I’m pretty sure the socks onslaught has something to do with it.

Keeping a huge wicker basket beside the dryer for all the lonely socks was my solution for matching them up. Unfortunately, all that happened is I created a mountain of unmatched socks that sat there. No one ever went through the pile, it would have taken way too long. I know this because I recently went through that pile and it took me the better part of an hour. Instead of succumbing to more lost sock mayhem, I’ve got a better idea now.

This washable laundry bag is my latest fix and it seems to be working really well. With a heavy mesh design and a durable, quality zipper, these extra-large laundry bags measure 22″ x 22″  and can hold quite a bit! They come in a set of 2 which is great because I use one for all of our socks and the other for more delicate items. Being able to throw all the socks in one closable, washable bag to wash and dry is so much easier. It’s a huge time saver for matching socks and I’ve managed to beat the sock thief! 8 dirty pairs go in the bag, 8 pairs come out clean and ready to wear! I use the second bag for more delicate clothing like bras, panties, and the like. There’s no snags or pulls from hooks or underwire and these delicates are treated to a much more gentle wash which means they will all last longer too!

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You can make your laundry chore easier and quicker and you’ll get a longer life out of some of your more fragile clothing by using these washable laundry bags! You can find this 2 pack mesh washing bag available on for $13.99 (for 2) and they ship free with Amazon Prime membership. This really is a great investment in protecting your laundry and your sanity with no more lost socks!

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7 Responses

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    I use a laundry bag for my socks, too. My mom taught me that little trick many years ago and I never have missing socks 🙂

  2. Rebecca Swenor says:

    The mesh laundry bags are awesome to have for sure. I so dislike when you go to get the clothes out of the washer and the bras are hooked to something. The socks are a big problem to these bags can help with. Thanks for sharing.

  3. After ruining many bras in the washing machine for both me and my teenager, I started using a zipper bag and they stay nice forever!

  4. Elizabeth O. says:

    Laundry bags are brilliant ideas. I never lost a sock since I used this. It also keeps delicate undies protected.

  5. Bismah says:

    This is such a neat idea! I really like how you can keep small and delicate items separate from the bigger items. Much less chance of anything getting lost.

  6. Debbie Denny says:

    That is a great idea, Funny how socks just are gone.

  7. I use laundry bags too. It does eliminate the hassle of finding socks that match. The mesh laundry bags featured in this post is priced reasonably. Might as well order some. Thanks for sharing.

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