15 Creative Ways to Use Socks Without Matches
Dryer elf, sock fairy, laundry monster- no matter what you call it, you know exactly what we’re talking about. Laundry day always means that at least of few of your socks will lose their match. Most likely you will toss the spare sock either in the trash, in a basket meant for lost objects, or even solo in the sock drawer. But have you ever thought of all the useful things you can do with that lone sock? Good thing for you, we’ve compiled a list full of our ideas!
Using spare socks for your everyday clean-up is a great money saving tip and an eco-friendly solution! Socks can be used in place of expensive dusting cloths and floor sweeping pads. They can also be useful for polishing floors, furniture, silver, shoes, and more. You can also use them in place of more pricey scrub bushes when cleaning tires and wheels on your vehicle. After you’re done, simply toss your “green” cleaning helper into the laundry and reuse again!
Socks can also be used to help you bring fun and laughter to your family. Children can make silly puppets and play toys out of socks. The sock monkey is a classic and can be a great craft for a rainy day!
Pets love old socks, too. By adding a tennis ball or catnip and a few knots, you can create a great plaything for your loveable animal. Operation Happy Sock is a non-profit organization that encourages community members to deliver catnip-filled sock toys to local shelters. You can spend next Saturday visiting some feline friends and donating spare socks for a charitable cause. If your dog is small enough, cut the foot of the sock off and two holes for arms for a nice dog vest like Joey, here is wearing!
Socks can also make great heating pads, sachets, exfoliating bath mits, spare change collectors, and even hair styling tools. The sock bun is one of hair’s biggest fashion trends right now!
Don’t throw orphan socks away again! There are hundreds of ways to use them. Gather the family and come up with creative ideas for using socks around your house!