On our honeymoon, Brittany and I watched marathons of Shark Tank in our hotel room. I instantly knew I had married the right person. A few months prior, I had just started my first business, a swimming pool service and repair business. I had the entrepreneur bug! I wanted to create a great life with my wife and for our future children.
Being so sick of working for someone else and not having freedom to do what I want or what I love, I couldn't stop thinking about creating that product that could change our lives. Not to mention being broke since 2008 when the recession hit, oddly enough the same time Brittany graduated college and I became an adult myself, we both have seen and felt the struggle of being broke and having nothing (material wise).
While watching shows like Shark Tank and The Profit, Brittany and I kept asking ourselves questions like, "how does a product like that succeed?" Or "that idea is so stupid, we have to be able to come up with something as good or better than that!" Naturally, we start brainstorming ideas together here and there. Brittany is the much smarter and grounded one, and I am the more impatient, risk taking one that is terrible at thinking it through or planning:)
Last summer, I started shooting off ideas to Brittany almost every day and she would politely shoot them down in a very nice manner. Until one day, I threw an idea at her and she responded for the first time saying, "that's actually a really good idea." I was shocked... because she is not one to BS me. We decided to run with this idea.
The idea that we came up with is what we know now as the MatchMaid. The struggle that I have always had is losing my socks, whether it's after I take them off or put them in the laundry or after they get washed. No matter what, it seems like my sock would find a way to get lost and disappear. But what if we created a laundry bag just for our socks, then what if we could wash and dry that bag with the socks still inside it, and take the socks out freshly washed and dried while they're all still together, safe and sound. Ever since then, we have been working on this idea for a product.
The idea is pretty universal. Everyone wears socks and seems to have this same problem. Socks are small and easily forgotten, but the MatchMaid resolves this problem and fills a need that everyone can benefit from. Simply put- #1: Place your socks in the MatchMaid laundry bag. #2: Once bag is full or ready for laundry, zip it closed and throw in the washing machine. #3: Put the MatchMaid in the dryer, run on a "timed dry" or "very dry" setting. #4: Take the MatchMaid out and find all your socks together, clean and organized, ready to be folded or worn. The beauty is you can wash with other laundry too. Nothing is different, except your MatchMaid keeps your socks organized and not lost. Everyone please make sure to practice safe socks;)