Amanda’s Gorilla Tape Solution for Odd Socks

by Crafts by Amanda on January 15, 2011

We recently moved. In my old house I had some big plastic clothespins hanging on the wall that I used to hold the odd socks. You know, the ones that have mysteriously lost their mates. The way my washer and dryer are set up, I don’t really have a wall close by, but I do have these big garage-type cabinets. I had been keeping the odd socks in a basket, which is a real pain when you have to keep pulling them all out each time you go through the laundry. (Just ignore the hole in that sock there, I really do buy my kids new socks!)

So I finally pulled out the plastic clothespins I keep in my craft room and looked for the wall mounting putty I had used in the other house. Turns out I was completely out of the putty, but then I remembered this Gorilla Tape that I hadn’t put to use yet. Gorilla tape is like a duct tape, but stronger. Now I caution you, you might not want to use this on a wall that you are concerned about the finish. It’s pretty sticky stuff!

I’m not overly concerned about these cabinets, so I rolled up small strips of Gorilla Tape and placed them on the full length of the back of the clothespins. Works like a dream! They’ve been hanging there for almost a week without any problems. Gotta love simple solutions!

Speaking of simple solutions, I love how Cassie straightened out her shower organizer using Gorilla Tape too!
Crafts by Amanda

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Cassie At Primitive & Proper January 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

that is a great idea, amanda! we are so bad about the lost socks… we stick them in our drawers and just hope the match turns up somewhere. this is much more organized than that method!

Lyndee January 15, 2011 at 4:47 pm

We have a basket FULL of mismatched socks which is silly since some of them have been mismatched for years. I think it’s time for me to go through this rather large container and dump the majority of them. I love your solution!

gail January 16, 2011 at 1:28 am

I love gorilla glue and hate lost socks! Mine end up in a small basket in my bedroom. Some of them never find their “soul” mates…
great job!

Roeshel@the DIY Show Off January 17, 2011 at 2:49 am

What a cool idea. We have a basket FULL. Where do they go?! Why can’t I part with them?! haha It is the best sock puppet dust rag collection ever though. ;)

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