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23 odd socks!



  • mrs_mix
    mrs_mix Posts: 1,800 Forumite
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    sounds like my sock bag too
    I buy identical socks and eventually end up with pairs
    although I'm sure so that are in there have no hope of ever finding a partner
    I may mention to the nursery staff at work later and see if they want them for the littlies to make puppets with

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  • Sarahsaver
    Sarahsaver Posts: 8,390 Forumite
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    One of my friends buys each of her kids socks in one colour so odd socks arent a problem, one has black, one grey and one white;)
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  • mrs_baggins
    mrs_baggins Posts: 1,290 Forumite
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    only 23!! I have 2 tesco carrier bags full. I keep hoping that the others will turn up but they dont seem to. I just keep getting more! god knows how it happens.
  • Anastacia
    Anastacia Posts: 470 Forumite
    Past experience suggests that whatever you do will be wrong, the other sock will only turn up after you have slung these out. Sorry, thats just the way its supposed to be I guess!
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  • dumpling
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    Sell them individually on Ebay as a 'Sacrificial Sock' that you offer to the washing machine to make sure all your other ones come out in pairs!
  • Murtle
    Murtle Posts: 4,154 Forumite
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    Sarahsaver wrote:
    One of my friends buys each of her kids socks in one colour so odd socks arent a problem, one has black, one grey and one white;)

    I buy the next socks with coloured heels and toes - the colours may differ but the sock feels the same when it's's only if I have to go somewhere they ask you to take your shoes off :o

    I love the ideas on here though, personally I'd flylady them - only 4 more items to find :rotfl:
  • greenpixey
    greenpixey Posts: 2,806 Forumite
    If you are making a draftexcluder you can use the socks as stuffing
  • Aril
    Aril Posts: 1,877 Forumite
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    If you do decide to get shot of them make sure they go in a fabric recycling bin so at least they can be made into cloths and the other things they do with them
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  • Penny_Watcher
    Penny_Watcher Posts: 3,518 Forumite
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    greenpixey wrote:
    If you are making a draftexcluder you can use the socks as stuffing

    Ha - you got there before me greenpixey :D

    I stuff the odd socks into old laddered tights and then cover the whole thing in some leftover fabric. Toasty!

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  • wanting2save
    wanting2save Posts: 1,975 Forumite
    what great ideas..... this thread has prompted me to ask all the mums at the pre-school where i am chairperson to bring in old/odd/unwanted socks and I, sorry i mean the kids (:rotfl: :rotfl: ) can make sock puppets...
    Ooh im quite excited!!!:D
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