The Overcrowded Sock Drawer That Winds Me Up Daily

All paired up

As I reached for a pair of socks this evening, I remembered that I hadn’t got anything to write about for today’s blog. And there it was right in front of me – the annoying sock drawer that I do nothing about whenever I open it because I’m usually in a rush.

Unorganised sock drawer

I set the timer for 10 minutes and decided to sort it out, keeping in mind that I don’t have a ‘bigger’ drawer space for socks (yet!). For now, they will have to live in the small drawer.

My intention was to throw out odd socks if they weren’t newish, which is so unlike me as I tend to keep odd socks around the house in bags as I come across them. However, I can never find the odd sock bags when I need them, so today I’ve decided to stop doing that.

As well as 6 odd socks, I also found a glove and a belt! The belt just happened to fall into a number 6 position – it wasn’t intentional 😀.

Odd socks and other items found in the sock drawer

… and 32 pairs of socks are going back into the small drawer.

32 pairs of socks

A couple of questions for myself:

  1. Why do I need 32 pairs of socks? Some are in the wash as well so I’ve probably got more like 35-40.
  2. What happened to my Tuesday, Friday and Saturday socks 😂?

Until tomorrow…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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2 Responses to The Overcrowded Sock Drawer That Winds Me Up Daily

  1. Funny, the only thing I took from Marie Kondo’s book was how to organize my socks and it has worked. I fold my socks in half then in half again and put them in the drawer with their folded side up. I can see all my socks and I have more than you(don’t ask) and I now use them all instead of just the ones on top. I fit them all in one drawer.

    • That‘s so funny – thanks for sharing. Good idea! I read her book a couple of years ago and remember folding shirts up and stacking them folded side up in a drawer… until I needed the drawer for something else. However it did work for me at the time.

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