Unitasker Wednesday: SockSync laundry sorter

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!

In a previous article, we discussed having only one or two types of sock per person. Each person would have six pairs of the same sport sock and six pairs of the same dress sock. This saves time getting dressed because you only have to pull two socks out of the drawer and instantly you have a match! You could also be a fashionista and have no matching socks whatsoever. Either way, this solves the laundry sorting problem because all the sports socks match each other, all the dress socks match each other, or you have no matches at all and it doesn’t matter.

However, if you have an extremely complicated wardrobe with dozens of different types and styles of socks, you may need the SockSync sock sorter. The SockSync comes with its own custom fit laundry basket too so you’ll have an extra one under foot (pardon the pun) all the time.

To use the SockSync, just put one sock on each SockSync cup, find a sock that matches what is on the SockSync, spin it around, and push it through (see the video). Your socks still come out of the laundry in a jumbled mess and you still have to rummage through the pile to find matches. All the socks end up paired but are in the same laundry basket so you’ve got to separate out each family member’s socks.

It would be easier to give each family member a lingerie bag to put dirty socks in. Each person’s socks would stay together in the wash and you would just simply give family members their lingerie bag back, full of clean socks at the end of the day. It would take up much less space too — not to mention the savings of about $50 USD.

A big shout out and thank you to professional organizer and friend, Stephanie Deakin for one of the biggest unitasker eye-rolls I’ve had in quite some time.

4 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: SockSync laundry sorter”

  1. posted by Jessie on

    Wow, this is one of the silliest devices I’ve seen here! More trouble than it’s worth. I have many black socks in several different styles, and my aging eyes aren’t always able to pick a pair quickly. So when I take off my socks, I just safety pin them together and toss them in the laundry basket. They stay paired through washing, drying and putting back in the drawer.

  2. posted by Ruth Hansell on

    Gotta agree w/Jessica, this takes absurdity to new heights. I LOVE having most of my socks the same. It makes things so much easier. I do have a few ‘novelty’ socks that I really need – like my seasonal ones. Day-to-day, though, a half dozen pair each of black and dark blue are just perfect for me.

  3. posted by Pat on

    When my four (now adult) sons still lived at home, I bought sock rings in five colors – one for each son and one for my husband. When they took the socks off, they put the socks through the plastic ring. That kept them together through the washer and dryer. I knew which was who’s because of the color and I just gave them back with the rings still on. No pairing necessary. Saved my sanity.

  4. posted by Her from There on

    Because we live in a hot climate, we don’t have a clothes dryer (shock, horror – such people do exist!). So, no matter how we wash something, it gets hung out on the line anyway. I choose to peg all the socks up next to their partner so its easy to know where the pairs are. Now that my sons are all tall enough to reach the line, I’ve decided its much easier to get them to go to the line and take off anything that is theirs and take it to their room themselves. Saves me a lot of time unpegging, placing clothes in a basket, taking it inside, sorting, folding and taking to individual bedrooms. If their clothes aren’t neatly folded, that’s their problem – they’re the ones wearing it!

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