Uses For Mismatched Socks

June 6, 2018

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Somewhere socks get lost between being worn and the laundry basket.  It leaves us with onesies that are missing their twin but rather than having them sit around and collect dust, you can put them to work around the house. Socks usually generate some amount of static which makes them fantastic for picking up dust.  Just slip one over your hand and get to dusting. When your sock is covered in dust, just toss it in the washing machine and use it again and again. Even if your shoes appear to be clean, they're probably covered in germs that you don't want to expose to your clean clothing while packing your suitcase. Slip a few of the mismatched socks around your shoes to keep things nice and tidy while traveling. Fit them around your dust mop for a reusable sweeper pad. A fuzzy mismatched sock works just as well for sweeping and scrubbing, and can be tossed in the wash when you're done, to be used again. Make a homemade heating pad. Fill the orphaned sock with rice, toss in some dried lavender and tie up or sew the end shut. A few minutes in the microwave and you've got a nice warm heating pad to keep you toasty and feeling fine. Use it as a shoe deodorizer. Sprinkle a few tablespoons of baking soda in a sock, tie it up and place it in your gym shoes to keep them smelling fresh and odor-free.

SOURCE: Apartment Therapy

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