So I spend a lot of time thinking of strange ways to optimize my life. One of the things I fixed a little while ago were socks. I wasn't going to write about this until I saw this article on Lifehacker.
They call it the fold method. It starts at about 0:12 seconds and lasts till 0:45 seconds for a total of 0:33 seconds.
Lets say I have about 30 pairs of socks. This adds up to about 990 seconds or roughly 16.5 minutes. Not counting the time sorting thru and finding the right sock. So lets round this up to 17. Assuming you wash your socks once a week, in a year you will have 884 minutes or roughly 14.7 hours. If your hourly wage is modest, so lets say 25usd an hour, and we ignore taxes, you're looking at 367.5usd annually folding socks.
So obviously I hate this 'life hack'. Sounds like a waste of time and money.
The anti life hack is to buy only one kind of sock.
I'm pretty sure I bought these:
If you buy 5 packs at 12.99 each you'll be spending 64.95usd. Plus since they're all the same, you don't need to fold them. Just throw them all into once drawer and you'll always have matching socks. You'll never need to fold, never have random single socks, and you can always add socks if you need more.