Ways to Repurpose a Mateless Sock
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Ways to Repurpose a Single Sock

Posted on Friday, October 26th, 2012 at 7:00 am
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Don't throw away that single, mateless sock! It can be re-purposed in so many ways. Check out our creative list!One of the most annoying things about doing laundry is when a sock goes missing. You had a pair of socks when you started doing laundry. By the time you got done, one sock has mysteriously disappeared. What can you do with the sad, single, sock that returned home? More than you might expect!

What to do With a Single Sock

Socks Make Great Dusters
Everything needs dusting, eventually. It is amazing how fast you can go through paper towels while cleaning! That mateless sock can be repurposed as a duster.

Spray the cleaner on the table, pull the sock over your hand, and simply wipe away the dust. Wipe your sock covered hand over knick knacks and picture frames. Throw the sock into the wash when you are done cleaning, and save some money on paper towels.

Socks Make a Sock Bun
What’s a sock bun? It is a trendy way to make a clean, perfect, bun with your hair. Start by cutting the toe off the mateless sock. Next, start rolling up the sock from the toe to the top to make a “doughnut”.

Put your hair into a pony tail at the top of your head, and use a rubber band to hold it in place. Roll the end of the pony tail over the end of the sock and keep rolling until the bun is formed. The repurposed mateless sock adds bulk to your hair and helps you get an inexpensive, and classic, hair style.

Socks Can Repair Damaged Tights
Little girls are mean on tights! Before you know it, there is a hole in the knees or the toes. Adult knee socks that have lost their mates can be used to repair your daughter’s tights.

Kindergarteners will enjoy the colorful, mismatched, patterns that two very different mateless socks provide. Cut the damaged tights just above the knee. Use the adult mateless socks as replacement. This involves a minimal amount of sewing. Those mateless socks saved you from having to spend money on a new pair of tights!

Socks Protect Fragile Items
Are you going to be moving? Mateless socks can be repurposed as packing material. Pull a sock that has lost its mate over a glass or small vase. The sock provides protection from having the glass break by coming into contact with other objects that are being stored in the same box. Bubble wrap and packing material costs money. Repurposed socks are free!

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