"Good old Martha taught us that rather than buying those ridiculously expensive anti-slip mats for a rug, just turn it over and run a few lines of acrylic-latex caulk every 6 inches or so. Let dry and flip over and your rug wont be going anywhere!"
HOLY CRAP THIS IS GENIUS!!!!Each member of the family has a mesh lingerie laundry bag. They put their dirty socks in the bag each night. Then when it's full, you wash the whole mesh zipped up bag, and give it back! No more sorting through and figuring out which socks are for which person. And no more losing one sock in the process. My life would have been so much easier had I known this long ago!