Monday, December 03, 2007

Sometimes you find something that really works-- Hanes socks

Sometimes, stuff actually works the way it's advertised.

The girls are really hard on socks. REALLY hard. They stain them, wear them down, everything imaginable. Not to mention it's hard to keep matching pairs clean when they take them off and scatter them all over the house where I don't find any given sock's mate at wash time, especially when each pair in the pack has a different color, accent, or cute little design.

They are now both wearing the same size, so we had to buy more socks. I bought a pack of Hanes girls' ankle socks, which are advertised as "repelling more dirt" or something like that. (They were $0.50 more than the Target brand socks so why not?) After one load of wash, I bought two more packages!

While we will still probably buy the odd package of "pretty" socks for dress-up wear, these are our new everyday socks for the girls. They are thick enough that they aren't getting weird worn spots after a couple of wears like the other socks do. They really do release dirt better in the wash (other white socks would get sprayed and sprayed with Shout and still come out looking slightly dingy. These get one light spritz of Shout and come out looking pristine, even when Bridget stepped in caramel, chocolate, and macaroni and cheese, then ground them in.) Emma is very particular about the way her socks sit on her feet; these seams are comfortable for her and the socks are well-shaped for her little feet, meaning no crying about "My socks are not right and I can't deal with it!" No fancy doo-dads and patterns means never not having a mate to a sock as long as we keep up a decent supply. And when Emma grows out of this size and moves up to the next one, the color coding will mean we will know whose socks are whose.

I'm seriously thinking of never buying another kind of socks (other than fancy socks for the girls and dress socks for Jeff and any boys we may have.) Just keeping a list of who wears what color heels and gradually replacing all our non-special white socks with Hanes!

AND there was a coupon in the paper this week for $1 off any Hanes socks. Score! I will totally be using THAT coupon!

6 comments:

Awesome Mom said...

Sadly the Hanes socks for boys stink. Evan is too big for the small size but the size up is huge on him. There is just no winning in this situation. I feel bad letting him run around sockless in the cold, but they don't stay on any way, so what is a mom to do? We still have a few socks that fit him for outings. I may have to figure out how to knit socks so he can have custom socks.

Guinevere Meadow said...

Hubby and I both buy our own socks like that- the same package every time so we never have to worry about matching socks. We just stack them up nicely! :)

Amy said...

Hey, this is good to know! My kids get so upset about the seams on their socks (so do I, to tell the truth), and they just refuse to wear socks half the time. I'll have to give these a try.

Mean Mommy said...

Psst...Awesome Mom... If you just get the normal white ones, boys can wear the girl socks. That's what we do.

My kids have fits if their socks are thicker than bobby socks or such. I may take a look anyway...

happy mommy said...

I am a big fan of Hanes socks, myself!

Guinevere Meadow said...

Where are you? Are you OK? Praying for you!