I'm pretty sure there isn't really an industry devoted to sock-sorting, but this is a time saver that is really working!
Before we had a family sock basket. When laundry was put away, the socks were thrown in the basket to hopefully be matched. Hopefully. What actually happened was most of the family took to wearing mismatched socks. We were trendy.
This way everyone has a basket or box on the dryer. When socks come out of the dryer, they are immediately sorted by person. Then, the socks with matches are put away. It works!
Another friend bags socks by person and washes the bag. What ideas do you have for this task?