For ages, man has tried to solve the problem of mismatched socks. No matter what, it seems when a perfectly good pair of socks go into the laundry basket…only one of them make it out of the dryer. While this mysterious disappearance can be pretty annoying, we’ve got 20 ideas of what you *could* do with those lonely socks instead of just throwing them away!
Put one or both hands inside a sock and go to town dusting hard-to-reach places like blinds, the back of the tv, the baseboards, ceiling fan blades and more!
Keep your shoes protected in the closet and while traveling by placing them inside of a sock.
Take two socks. Put tennis balls in the toe portion of each sock then tie or sew ends together.
Put a bar of soap inside a sock to make it less slippery and give your hands and body a better scrub!
Use to clean rims and other tiny, hard-to-reach places on your car’s interior and exterior.
Keep your glasses from dust and debris while traveling by placing them inside a sock.
Fill an old, clean sock with potpourri and tie/ sew the end shut. Stick it in a closet, hamper, or drawer to keep it fresh.
Place socks on the bottom of chairs or table legs to keep them from scratching during a big move…or all the time to protect wood floors.
Cut 4”-5” off of a thicker sock, sew or glue unfinished ends for a cleaner look and slip onto drink container.
Stuff one sock with several other socks then tie or sew the end shut.
Fill your sock with rice and the essential oil of your choice, such as lavender or chamomile. Then, tie or sew end securely. Place over your forehead and eyes for a relaxing spa feel!
Rubs hands and/ or feet with a generous amount of lotion. Then place socks over top overnight for smooth skin in the morning.
Cover ice packs to make them more tolerable on bare skin. This will let you get the benefits without the freezing burn.
Fill a sock with uncooked rice, then tie off open end. Heat in microwave for 2-4 minutes, check to make sure compress is warm–NOT TOO HOT and place on sore muscles to relieve pain.
No more wasting paper towels. Use a sock to wipe marker or chalkboard clean!
Use old socks to polish shoes or tarnished silver items. Put your hand inside a sock and use appropriate polish..or buff with a dry sock.
Cut off toe section of socks for instant leg warmers. For arm warmers, cut a small hole for your thumb. Mix and match for a unique look!
Cut the toes from several socks (use the length of a door to measure), then sew them together in a long tube shape. Stuff with batting…or more socks and place at the bottom of a drafty door or window
Keep your shoes from having that “stinky foot” smell by filling a thick woven sock with 1/2 cup baking soda. Tie open end securely and place inside athletic shoes when their not being worn.
Place sock over a soda can or beer bottle (don’t use plastic as it will melt) use hot glue gun to draw lines/ squiggles on sock bottoms. Let hot glue dry before removing. Thick socks work best.