National Lost Sock Memorial Day


With the warmer weather finally here, many of us are putting away the sweaters and cold weather clothing and taking inventory of our spring wardrobes. As this rite begins, we encounter those single, pathetic and unmatchable socks. All year long, they collect like weeds in the garden of our perfectly matched drawer-full of duos. The time has come to say goodbye.

“But, they don’t have holes in them,” we argue.

“This was one of my favorite socks,” we pine.

“They have to be around here somewhere! They couldn’t have just walked away!” we insist, exasperated.

Well … there’s hope for you, yet. Listen, friend – your socks did, in fact, disappear into the ether. Now is the time to let go. Think of how much easier it will be to find the pair you want, when you aren’t plucking floppy, disparate loners out of the way – precious moments of your morning rush saved.

In the spirit of spring cleaning, we can bravely forge ahead and be rid of the ill-fated halves of sock pairs for good! Start fresh with the hope that, one day, you will lose socks no longer … who are we kidding? Until the mystery of where our lost stockings slipped off to is solved, we can commemorate them on National Lost Sock Memorial Day, observed on May 9.

Put those matchless socks to good use!

  •  Use them as cleaning rags.
  •  Make them into dog toys.
  •  Sock puppets, anyone?
  •  Wear them mismatched – why not?
  •  Donate them! If the mismatched look isn’t for you, there are several charities that would love to put your socks to good use. Research organizations in your area – Goodwill and The Salvation Army love receiving your socks.

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