This is not a new subject for me - I have blogged about socks before and I also have serious sock issues:
1. My socks have to match - and not just visually but the way they feel - so even though I might buy the same kind of socks every time - to be a pair they must have been bought at the same time so that they are "worn" the same amount.
2. My socks can NEVER touch the ground/floor before they go into my shoes - NEVER! When I put socks and shoes on I put one sock on then that shoe and then do the other foot - this drives Chris insane, he says that is wrong - both socks then both shoes that is how normal people do it! So for instance if I go out to feed or whatever and come in and their is manure on my boots and I take them off unless I immediately put on another pair of shoes the pair of socks I am wearing is considered unsuitable - so if I put on shoes later to go somewhere a clean pair of socks is required!
I said serious issues!
We used to handle socks by the basket method - they were literally baskets (yes more than one) of unmatched socks strategically placed around the house for your convenience!
This one I found in our bedroom next to the bathroom door - I don't think anyone has used socks out of this in a month yet I still find it difficult to just pitch the whole lot of them - which I have been known to do - about once a year I get in a sock huff and gather all the baskets, dump them out, match all I could and throw the rest away! Once I even took 3 baskets full of random socks, dumped them in the back of my Explorer and would open the tailgate at softball practices and match socks watching the girls practice - now if that ain't classy - true story!
Now we use the drawer under the dryer - as I fold the clothes from the dryer I just open the drawer and drop the unmatched socks in - it has actually been working great - you need socks, you go to the drawer - if you want them to match be my guest and if you don't care I don't either!
A sock dispenser - this might be my million dollar idea - of course if I need help from Chris on any part of this I will have to wait until he perfects the taco dispenser that he has always dreamed of!