Reader Robin wrote us with this easy but very useful, time-saving home hack. Instead of searching for all those little baby socks after you do the laundry- stick them all in a mesh laundry bag before you throw them in.
Robin writes, "Put all the socks in a zippered mesh lingerie bag before throwing them in the washing machine; that way they will all stay together and none will get lost in the laundry Bermuda triangle."
We've been doing this for a while as well, and it really does keep them together. We just hang it by our daughter's laundry bin and toss in her socks each night. AND...we found a second use for that mesh lingerie bag. We use it to keep her entertained- kind of like a giant "Can you find..." bag. We put a bunch of different objects inside and let her explore and slowly take each one out as she sees it through the mesh. At 16 months, this is an activity she seems to enjoy.
Thanks for the tip Robin.