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6. A Lost Sock Bag

You should never, ever put lonely socks into your sock drawer; it just creates unnecessary work and frustration. I began by emptying my sock drawer and only putting back the paired matches. All of the lonely, unmatched socks went into a bag, my lost sock bag. Whenever I come across a lost sock, I toss it into the bag with the others. Now here's where the fun begins! Once a month or so, my family and I empty out the bag into a big pile, and we race to see who can find the most matches. It's actually a pretty fun family game, and my kids and even my husband love to play.

Excerpted from Real Life Organizing: Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day by Cassandra Aarssen. Copyright © 2017 by Cassandra Aarssen. Reprinted with permission of Mango Publishing Group.

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