Lingerie bags keep socks together in the dresser, hamper, washer and dryer

Both Heather and Sara suggested washing baby socks in a mesh lingerie bag to keep them out of the maw of the sock monster. Sara goes a step further, though:

All socks tend to disappear into that black hole that exists in the time-space continuum someplace between your hamper, the washer, the dryer, and the drawer. Baby socks, I'm discovering, are even worse. One solution is to keep a small mesh bag (sold as "lingerie bags") in your hamper, and thow the socks directly into the bag as they come off. You can keep them in the bag through the entire process, including storage in the dresser, if you have a couple bags.

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  1. Pamela says

    I’ve been doing that for a while with my daughter’s socks. The only thing I found was that sometimes the bag would twist and force the socks into little wads that would end up still damp even though everything else in the dryer was dry.

  2. cmcinnyc says

    We tried this and kept opening up a bag full of still-dirty socks. I don’t know why, but I suspect it got to twisted/compacted in the wash.

  3. Susanna says

    My husband has a giant mesh bag left over from his army days. I’ve started putting everything with snaps on it in the bag. It saves time having to close a million snaps before doing laundry, and the little snaps don’t get stuck in the edge of the washer or dryer.

  4. Rene says

    These bags are good for bibs too. I usually fasten or snap them first, throw 3-4 in a bag and toss in the washer. No more velcro bibs attaching to other clothes or towels.

  5. Susan says

    I have heard of putting baby/kid socks in a mesh bag before but was not sure if I could wash the whole bag. I now know that I can and will immediately start to do this as our Golden Retriever LOVES to eat their socks!! He once cost us over $600 from doing this. Silly dog!!!