Right around this time last year, we ran the post Sock Purge: Getting rid of mismatched socks. In the comments section of this post, reader Winston wrote:
Tried sock sorters but they were unreliable and took too long to thread socks through them, plus they bunched up and sometimes looked weird. Clips and pins took too long.
So, I bought a tagging gun (uses plastic barbs to attach price tags to clothes, etc) off ebay for $7 and I attach my socks together before I throw them in the hamper. Only takes a sec. Saves me hours of matching. Everyone thinks I’m crazy but it was totally worth it.
When I first read this, I must admit that I thought it was crazy. Then, I met someone else who does the same thing, and she also uses hers for matching all paired items. My mind started mulling over the benefits of the price tag fastening gun.
Now I’m obsessed with thinking about all of the benefits of owning one of these bad boys. Do any other readers have and use a price tag fastening gun in your homes? What do you use it for other than matching socks? Could it help me to curb clutter in my home, or would it become clutter? Help me talk through this decision.