What To Do With An Old Sock – 9 Unknown Uses

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It doesn’t take too many efforts to get a lonely sock, the pair gets lost anyway, it is an unwritten law. If you end up with such a sock, then mind these suggestions that show you what you can do with it. These are good solutions for various situations in the daily life and an extra proof any item can be saved from the trash can and repurposed thanks to some bold ideas. So here is what to do with an old sock, in a series of solutions coming via Care2.com

Simply insert your hand into the old sock, then slide between the slats of your blinds to remove dusty build up!

Why spend money on drink koozies when you can easily slip an old sock over the can and get the same insulating effect? Knee-high socks work great as water bottle koozies!

Stuff your sock with rice, fabric stuffing, popcorn kernels or some combination of these to form a dense insulating tube that prevents cold air from seeping in through drafty doors and windows.

It can be quite a pain to pick up tiny items when you spill them all over the floor. Instead, stick a sock on the end of a vacuum hose and use a rubber binder to hold it in place. Now you can vacuum the small pieces without losing them inside your vacuum. Pull the sock tight for best results. Otherwise the sock is going to get sucked into the vacuum hose.

Most ice packs shouldn’t be placed directly against the skin. Slip the ice pack into an old sock for a comfortable fabric barrier that still allows cold to reach your skin.

Baking soda is a cheap home remedy for smelly shoes, but it makes a mess if you sprinkle it directly inside. Pour baking soda into your old sock instead, then nestle the entire “sachet” inside the shoe for the best results.

Do your wrists get tired while working on a computer all day? Cut your old sock into tube shape and fill with rice for an instant wrist rest.

Prevent your glasses from getting scratched up by storing them in a soft case made from an old sock.

Tie a sock on an outdoor spigot using twine to help insulate it in the winter. Use multiple socks on top of each other for extra insulation.

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