Many buy socks because they found a cute pattern, or saw a bargain price. Give a little more thought when choosing socks, and you will save both time and money. Buy all your socks in one color because:
Pairing them is easy... You actually don't have to pair them at all. Just toss them in a drawer. Even if it's dark, you will find a matching pair. 🙂
Washing them is easy. They all go in the same color wash.
If you get a hole in one, or it's lost, you can pair the remaining one with any of your other socks.
If you buy many at once, you can often get a reduced price.
If the brand you usually buy isn't available, you can find the same color of another brand. That is much harder with your usual flowery sock patterns. 😀
Here's a piece of bonus advice: Go with black or grey socks. They match with anything. You save time not having to choose a color that goes with your clothes.
Bonus advice 2: Wool socks all year round. In winter they are warm. In summer, they transport moisture away from your feet, so you don't feel sweaty.
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