Last month I shared my top tips on how to avoid odd socks.
Not the most exciting of topics to blog about admittedly but fairly necessary after the mysterious sock fairy visited us again and left yet more odd socks to add to our ever-growing collection!
My best tip was definitely to buy multi-packs of identical socks because if you buy a multi-pack of seven pairs of exactly the same sock, each sock has 13 potential buddies not just the one! This means that if we do happen to lose one (or three) then it’s no biggie as there’s plenty of others to take its place.
But odd socks or even holey socks are pretty much inevitable at some point aren’t they? And what do you do with your unwanted socks? I hope you don’t throw them away when there are so many other uses for them. I wouldn’t exactly call it up-cycling but still, there’s lots of other uses for your socks….
Make a hand duster – perfect for getting the kids (or you) to dust the TV cabinet or the sideboard.
Wash the car with them.
Use them as filling for a draft excluder.
Make a sock puppet.
Use them to polish your shoes.
Make a draft excluder with a difference – a snake sock!
Make tumble drier balls.
What else can you do with odd socks (apart from put them in the drawer anyway in case their partners turn up at some point)?