It was three and a half years ago when I first wrote about clutter and socks featured in my post. ( You can look up the post by clicking on Oct 2013 in the Archive ). I was not into de-cluttering at the time, but I did at least tidy my sock drawer as a result.
Now in full de-cluttering mode, I had reason to return to my sock drawers, because once again my bedside drawer was full to overflowing. I now have two sock drawers, but no more feet. So where do all the extra socks come from ? I don’t recall getting excessive sock Christmas presents in the past three years. Although I did get some bright red long woolen socks one year from my brother-in-law Garry. They are over the knees extra long and great for the garden on frosty winter days, but I have only been able to wear them out in public at Leicester Tigers matches at Christmas when lots of supporters dress in silly clothes. I must remember to buy him a pink bow tie with spots on next Christmas, I am sure he will love it.
Meanwhile, I can let go of my three pairs of light green socks that went so well with my purple velvet bell-bottom trousers. Maybe it is time that I formally announce that my Hippy days are over. I will not be such a style icon in future.
The other big conundrum is why do I end up with so many single socks ? Is somebody with a sock fettish stealing them ? Perhaps I should start a fashion in wearing odd socks, then I might become a style icon all over again.
There must be a better idea for dealing with how to de-clutter my sock drawer:-). Any inspiring ideas ?
There will be a copy of Walt Hopkins and George Simons’ book — “Seven Ways to Lighten Your Life Before You Kick the Bucket” — for the best ideas on de-cluttering.