I’m an organisation nut. I admit it. To an outsider it may appear that I am a motivated tidy freak, in fact I’m not. Ok maybe I can’t relax if I can feel dirt on the bottom of my feet, but clean is different to tidy. Sure I like things tidy, but I’m not tidy by nature. No, no, no. I am a messy cook, a messy worker. Terrible I know. Must be that creative side of me.
Anyway, what I do love is systems that make things and life easier. Especially repetitive things such as housework and laundry!!! And especially if they look nice, and allow me to do something creative (me time).
Behold. Our lonely sock matcher-up-erer. No not an original idea on my part, totally Pinterest inspired.
When I saw it, I was like, hell YES we need this in our house. And for the past maybe 18months we’ve been using the sock clothes line (without the actual sign on top) and yes it is very effective in matching up lost and lonely socks. Even socks I have put on the bottom line (which I call sock death row)… surprisingly even those ones turn up!
After seeing a few crafty supplies at K-Mart I thought, I could do this without having to make a trip to Spotlight – it’s time to make the sign!
After an 18 month hiatus from Facebook I returned with no friends (haha, yes I permanently deleted it)… But I rejoined to advertise my partners Pantry Door Organisers on the buy & sell pages… and I came across a group called Kmart Hacks or Kmart Mums (or both I think). Which is where I saw this contact… Yeah… It’s not planks of timber stuck together and painted like the signs I made for my man’s “Man Cave” or “Dad’s Bar”… So I thought, stuff it, for $3 I’ll give it a go. So easy to apply, no waiting for each coat/ colour of paint to dry. Awesome. The letters and pegs were also from Kmart.
Here is a summary of what I used, where I got it from and the cost.
Tools I used