I used to keep a sock box for lone socks. It sat by the washer and dryer. I'm pretty sure some socks sat in that box for more than a year. Before that I kept a pile on my dresser. The laundry always felt half done because of these lingering socks.
One day, I read about not keeping a sock box. The idea was to have a zero tolerance policy for lone socks sitting around in a pile (or a box).
When we moved, I did away with the box and I started putting lone socks in the drawers with other paired socks.
All the loose socks have a home in their wearer's draw even if they don't have a mate. And you know what? It seems like their matches find their way home more often. The best part is I don't have a junkie sock pile or box.
It's tidy and makes me feel like there are not so many loose ends with the laundry.
What do you do with lone socks?