Socks are evil.
Here's how to conquer them.
1. Pile them on the counter.
2. Sort them by toe design. Do NOT fold them yet.
3. Fold them.
4. Put them in a different pile for each family member.
5. Hide the piles on their kitchen chair for them to put away later.
TIP: Extra socks go in the "extra sock timeout" to be sorted by naughty kids the next time they misbehave!
I used to let the socks sit forever because matching two socks at a time drove me crazy. Now, I just make matched piles first, and problem solved!