Many of you are probably already familiar with the KonMari method of organizing (taught by Japanese organizing expert and author Marie Kondo), but if you're not, here's a brief summary as it pertains to socks: your socks should "spark joy," and when not on your feet, they should be "on holiday."
Kondo has written two bestselling books outlining her method, and I confess I have only read this New York Times article about her. When I read that article a while ago, I was a total skeptic in regards to her sock-folding method (folded together and stored upright, grouped by color). I grew up folding my socks into each other to keep them together, and I saw nothing lacking in this method. In fact, I thought socks would loose their partners with her relaxed "on holiday" fold.
But the seed was sown and, about six months ago, I decided to see how the KonMari method worked and found this helpful article (and video below – she folds socks also) from New York Magazine. I gave it a try, and there has been no looking back! It is so much easier to find things this way (I have used the KonMari method for my shirts and pants, too), and everything looks so orderly! Hooray for KonMari!