While Hubs was gone on a extended work assignment, I knew I would not be able to keep up with the entire household and kids. So I gave up a few things in order to keep my sanity. One was the laundry. Yes, I washed our clothes; but I didn’t fold them. Please don’t judge. But if you really think about it, after you put your nicely folded clothes in your kids drawers; do they ever stay folded? Mine don’t, and I didn’t want to spend a year stressing over it. Even folded, Diva tells me she has nothing to wear, so in a basket fresh out of the dryer clean clothes went. Each kid had their own basket and knew where it was in the laundry room. So if they couldn’t find anything in their drawers (yes, I would get a crazy hair up my butt and sometimes fold clothes they were instructed to put away), off to the laundry room I would send them. However, we still ran into the common sock monster problem. No one could find socks. Luckily where we live, they are rarely needed, as we always wear sandals But on the occasional PE day we would be in a mad panic to find socks. So I made a fourth pile. After after Hubs returned he liked the idea, and we kept it. So I introduce to you – sock basket. All socks for every member of this family go into this basket. During laundry time, we match them and keep them here. And here they stay. Luckily for us the door to the garage (which we use most often and where our shoes are kept) is in the laundry room. So it is easy for us to grab a pair of socks, get dressed and out the door we go. We still have to occasional stay sock and have since discovered that SB likes to wander in the laundry room to play with the socks, but we manage pretty well with having a basket of socks handy by the door. Saves time in the morning and frustration for mom and dad.