Dirty Little Sock Secret

My little secret is that….Are you ready??

I HATE, HATE folding socks. I really hate it. It is something I really avoid. One thing that I hate the most is that it NEVER fails you lose a sock. UGH! I just really hate it. So, what have I done about this in the past couple of years? Well…nothing productive until recently.

Over the past few years (Yes…YEARS), I have put all of the lonely, missing pair socks in a basket. A BASKET! Why? Well, I guess I keep assuming that I will find its match and remember I hate folding socks for this very reason. This basket stresses me out and this in turn makes me hate socks even more. That may be why I do not wear them…unless it is really called for.

Sock Basket
Real life people…Momma lost her mind.

This past Friday, I was sitting in my living room folding laundry with my husband and I thought to myself, Why on earth do I have a sock basket? Does this serve my family? I have a sock basket because I do not want to be wasteful and I HATE folding socks. Okay, but is it serving anyone to have a basket of lonely socks? No. It is not. This is something I have control of. The crazy run around in the morning trying to find paired socks for my family is completely in my control.

I grabbed the sock basket. I folded any socks that truly had a pair. I threw out all of the socks that I could not find a pair for. It was refreshing! The sock basket was gone! I will not allow another sock basket to pile up. I can control this stressor.

Is there something that stresses you out in your home? It is a mindset change, but we are in control of some of our stressors. We have a choice. We can be stressed by a simple sock basket or we can remove that from our home. We can cleanse our family of this and improve our mornings. Now, there are far worse things in life than a sock basket. Things that we cannot control. In those instances, we need to learn how to react and work through those difficult times. This is something that I will not let stress me out anymore.

As always, thank you for joining me on this journey. If you like this post, please like it, send me a comment, share with your friends on Facebook, and follow me on email.

Thank you for listening.


Published by Ashley Strong

I am a hardworking, full-time mother of two beautiful children under the age of two. When I became a mother for the first time almost 2 years ago, I changed greatly. Being a mother is one of the most amazing roles and I am grateful for the blessing. It is also one of the most challenging jobs, whether you are a working mother or a stay at home mom. Working through postpartum depression, I determined that the challenges of motherhood and life seemed to be overshadowing the many joys of motherhood. With much research, I found that the same words continued to pop up: intentional, purposeful, and mindful. This led me to start thinking about how I can be more intentional, purposeful, and mindful in all aspects in my life. The thought is really profound and overwhelming because it could be a major change for my family. I believe in this change and I am jumping into this journey with the great support of my husband. Here I am blogging about my journey. Please join me!

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