Use the mesh bags – each kids’ socks go into a different bag.
My problem is that we each buy all our socks the same (all of mine the same, all of his the same, but different from mine). The D@%! sock companies have each batch of socks made somewhere different, with different fabric blends, and slightly different patterns.
So husband’s “same socks” are in 5 different lengths, tighter and looser tops, and slightly different colors of the same colors.
My “same socks” are in 3 different lengths and 4 different weights. One set of them is so small that my foot has trouble getting into them – and, while a grown woman, have such a small foot that I wear a boys 4 shoe – I hate to think what a woman with an average size foot or larger does with these undersized socks.