As part of our mission to get more organised we have been slowly working our way through our drawers and cupboards, clearing out what we don’t need and putting things we have dumped into cupboards back in their proper place.
We encountered a shock, however when we opened a cupboard in our bedroom and found tucked at the back……………. a large sack full of socks. Now we have never been particularly good with socks, both of our sock drawers are full of random socks which the partner of has long been lost, and Ian often goes in his drawer in a morning and finds his ‘pair’ is in fact two completely odd socks paired together, or sometimes as a real treat he finds his pair of socks is actually a triplet…..
It is probable that the washing that we are always catching up with is to blame, as socks seem to get stuck in the black hole of the laundry bin (incidentally most of Ian’s socks are black and do have holes in)! Whenever we put one batch of washing away we seem to end up with 3 or 4 odd socks, that then end up in a drawer, or a cupboard, or a bag or the wardrobe, and then with the next batch of washing we find the other half of the pair, and put it in a drawer, or a cupboard, or a bag or the wardrobe as we have by then forgotten where we put the first sock!
This socking(!) lack of organisation will just not do any more, so………..we need a cunning plan! A quick bit of brain racking came up with…………..
A Lost Sock Station!!! Perfect for holding the lost socks until their brother or sister turned up and a doddle to make!! Here’s how…….
Take 1 board or canvas, 5 clothes pegs, some pens, some paper and some double-sided tape, a glue gun (or super glue) and some PVA glue.
First off sketch out the London underground sign with your choice of text – you can of course use any design you want!
Stick double-sided tape to one side of each peg, and then cover with paper of your choice, we coloured in plain paper in the colour of some of the lines.
Stick the paper to the pegs and trim to fit. Get your PVA and glue the tube sign or other design onto the board or canvas.