In one of our Ten Things to Toss videos, we declared that the “single sock” was useless, and should be tossed away. This is the sock you pull out of the laundry that has no match, because its partner has seemingly disappeared. However, this declaration sent the internet into an uproar and we were informed of the many uses for single socks. We did research of our own and found that yes, we were wrong, the single sock is anything but useless. Here are the seven best uses we found for lonesome socks, enjoy and up-cycle away!
Here is a way that your single sock can be put to use for the betterment of the other socks in your sock drawer. Take your single sock, stuff it with some potpourri, tie it off (with string or elastic, or the ankle of the sock itself) and put that in your sock drawer. This will help emanate a beautiful scent among your other socks and keep them fresh.
If your hands are feeling dry and need a refresher, overnight moisturizing is a great solution. Essential to overnight moisturizing is covering your hands to seal in that moisture- but you don’t need to buy fancy gloves, just use single socks. Simply apply moisturizer generously on your hands and feet and put the old socks on top of whatever appendage you happen to be moisturizing. When you wake up in the morning your skin will feel refreshed and soft.
Some people say that they don’t dust because they don’t have dusting tools, when really a single sock is all you need. Put the sock on your hand and run it along any surface to pick up dust. Dusting with a sock is proven to be 100% more effective than not dusting at all.
Dry Erase Board Cleaner
Need a dry erase board eraser? Just take a single sock, turn it inside out, stick your hand inside and give your board a wipe.
DIY Dryer Ball
This economic dryer ball hack is also incredibly easy. All you have to do is take a tennis ball, put it into your single sock, tie a knot and throw that into the dryer. The tennis ball helps get rid of moisture, static electricity, wrinkles and is an easy replacement for dryer sheets and other dryer balls.
These aren’t just for kids, as long as you have a little bit of creativity in you, anyone can enjoy a sock puppet. If you have kids to entertain with it, that is an added bonus.
Mix It Up
There’s nothing wrong with wearing two different socks. Just grab two single ones, put them on and own it!