As someone who has decluttered ridiculous amounts of stuff from her home, I love (like totally love) making single decisions that prevent me from having to make lots of little decisions in the future.
When holey socks come through the wash, I throw them away. No questions asked. I used to judge the severity of the holes and/or dream about being the world’s greatest homemaker and darning them.
A hole is a hole, y’all. And let’s be honest, I’m never going to darn a sock.
I made this pre-made decision a few years ago when another mother warned me she’d heard the kids would be doing something shoeless in P.E. the next day so she’d been checking for holes in her own kids’ socks.
That’s enough to send panic into my Slob Heart. As I checked my kids’ socks, I was appalled. I was also appalled at their lack of concern about little piggies sticking out in their P.E. class the next day.
The holey socks had to go. And all future holey pairs as well.
Oh, and let’s all pretend this picture was taken before the sock went into the wash so the stains would have been TOTALLY gone had it been washed.
And if we’re going to pretend that, let’s also pretend I took a shower after I took this picture.
Do you darn? Is it hard?
I’ve pre-made other decisions to keep clutter out of my house. Check them out, and tell me what decisions you’ve made.
Note: Does holey seem like a real word to you? It didn’t to me, but it is according to the internet! (And we all know everything you read on the internet is true, right?)