If matching socks isn't bad enough, how frustrating is it when you find 2-3 socks with no mates.
My idea is to attach a snap to each sock. Before you throw your socks into the hamper, simply snap them together. The socks will stay attached through the washer and dryer. (I've actually made some, and it does work.) The snaps could be colored to match the sock or have the companies name or symbol on it, such as the Nike swoosh.
I've found two drawbacks:
*Will the other people in your home take the extra two seconds to snap the socks together? (Questionable in my household)
*The sock companies may lose some sales if people aren't losing their socks as much.
Reward: A lifetime supply, to make my life easier. And an instruction manual on how to work a snap for the others in my home!