Toss out those socks with holes. Or if you are in need of some rags, my sister cuts old socks open and uses them for cleaning cloths. I happen to have a ton of old rags, so I just tossed mine. Then toss out those socks whose mates have been missing for over a month. Admit it - their partner is never coming back.
Then divide your socks into 3 piles:
Sport Socks - socks you use for working out, running etc.
Winter Socks - fuzzy! fuzzy! fuzzy!
Dress Socks - thin socks you can wear under a dress boot
Now start thinning out some more! If you work out 5 times a week, then 7-9 workout socks should be plenty. Do you live in a cold climate & wear warm, fuzzy, or wool socks in the winter? Then one for every day of the week should be fine, plus a couple extra. How may times per week do you honestly wear your high heeled dress boots? Then keep a that many pairs plus a couple extra.
My big feat (ha!) was tossing out all those toe socks that were popular some years back. I received quite a few as gifts, but I never got the hang of wearing them - my toes just didn't want to stay corralled, I guess. I got rid of 5 pairs and no, I don't feel an ounce of guilt about it.
|Yep, had a pair just like these. Buh-bye.|
Whew - that's a lot of sock talk, but you'll be glad to declutter that drawer and be able to close it once again.