Do you often find yourself with mismatched pairs of socks on hand? Or perhaps you have old socks that no longer fit well. Whatever the case may be, there are plenty of ways to reuse those old socks. Take a look below at 10 creative uses for old socks that you can try. These uses will come in handy the next time you have socks that are no longer good for wearing.
1. Turn them into dusters.
Slide the sock over your hand and use it as a dust rag. Just spray and wipe. You will get better pressure and elbow grease in your dusting hand, plus you can toss the sock in the wash and reuse it over and over again.
2. Make a heat pack.
Fill the sock with rice. Tie or stick the open end of the sock closed. Toss it in the microwave for 30 seconds to heat it up. Apply it to sore muscles for some instant relief.
3.Make your own leg warmers.
Cut out the toe of the sock and enjoy instant leg warmers. Simply slide the sock on and over your shins and enjoy the cozy warmth.
4. Whip up a pet toy.
Fill the sock with either batting or catnip and make your own pet toy. Simply fill it up and stitch or tie the open end closed. Your pet will love playing with it for hours.
5. Protect your floors.
Slide the socks over furniture legs when moving them. This way they will slide easier and you don’t need to worry as much about scratches on the floor.
6. Create your own eraser.
If your children like to draw on chalk or dry erase boards, give them a sock to place over their hands and erase their work quickly and easily.
7. Make a sachet.
Fill a clean sock with dried herbs and a few drops of essential oils. Tie or stitch the open end closed. Place the sachet in your drawers or closets where a fresh scent is needed.
8. Make sock puppets.
Here is an oldie but a goodie! Try making your own sock puppets. Get embellishments such as googly eyes at your local dollar store and craft a face onto a sock. Slip the puppet over your hand and put on a puppet show.
9. Protect your glassware.
When moving or just needing to store glassware, slide a sock over the glass before storing it. It will protect it from cracks and chips.
10. Make bean bags.
Bean bags are a fun toy for kids and great for a variety of games. Fill a sock with dried beans and stitch or tie it closed. You now have a fun and frugal toy kids will love tossing around.
Don’t toss those old or mismatched socks again. Instead, give one of these 10 tips a try and breathe new life into it!