I have recently discovered the absolute best way to save time while doing the laundry. As often as possible try to purchase the same white socks. That way when you pull the socks out of the dryer you don’t have to spend time sorting. Every sock will match any other and if you lose one sock you have plenty of others to pair it with.
Whenever my husband is in need of new socks I try to buy a few bags at a time. That way if the socks are worn out or get lost along the way I can just crack open a new bag and throw them into the mix. If you follow this trick you will be amazed at how fast you can sort the laundry.
My friend suggested following the same procedure when purchasing socks for children. Although she has one boy and one girl she buys the same bags of boys socks for both of them. The socks are all the same size so when they come out of the dryer she just has to pair them together. She never has to sort them.