You know that pair of socks in the drawer, the ones that used to be white, but now they are sort of a dirty khaki color. Or the ones with the large hole in the big toe and on the heel. Well, they don’t quite function like good socks anymore, but that does not mean that they are completely useless. So don’t trash them, because that’s just a waste of cotton. Instead, read our list below to find out unique ways to recycle your old dirty socks.
Always a good purpose for an old sock is a cleaning rag. You can slip that puppy right over your hand, and get to work dusting off all of the dirty surfaces in your home. If you wear glasses or own a pair of sunglasses, an old sock would be just what you need to wipe smudges off of your lenses, and you can even slide the glasses into the sock to carry them around! How convenient. All of the aforementioned sock alternatives are a little obvious, but now it’s time to think a little more outside of the box.
Perfect for muscle aches or joint pains, a heating pad can easily be made out of a sock. Just grab an old sock out of the drawer, fill it up with white rice and tie a knot at the end. Now your heating pad is ready to go with those few simple steps, and when you need to use it just place it in the microwave for one minute to get it nice and warm. For the ladies out there, y’all probably did not know that you could make a scrunchie out of your old socks. This one is a little trickier, but can easily be done as long as you have the time and patience. All you have to do is cut strips in the socks, and then weave them together in a circle to make a scrunchie. There are plenty of videos online to explain this process step by step.
So remember, don’t toss the socks, just recycle them! There are plenty of uses for an old sock, or one that lost its mate for that matter, and there is no reason for them to just waste away in a landfill. Go green, save your socks, and we promise it will make your life a little easier as well!