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Uses for wool socks. Cut off the bottom part & use it as leg warmers or the men could wear it under their pants in the winter as an extra layer for warmth.
Instead of throwing away old worn socks, I keep them to use for really "nasty cleaning". Just put them on your hand, clean your spot, then turn them back wrong side out over your hand and dispose of them at that time. It is just a frugal way to get "one last use" from your socks.
By northwoman from Fort Vermilion, Alberta
My son goes through a lot of white socks. Instead of throwing them away, I cut off the ribbing about 1 inch towards the heel. These are great to protect your arms when washing walls above your head and painting, all kinds of messies. I keep some under the kitchen and bathrooms sink and some in my container with my painting supplies. These are adult sized socks.
Repurpose sock tops to help keep your arms warm on cold days. This is a guide about sock tops for arm warmers.
We all have mismatched sock stashes and socks with holes in the feet. Rather that discarding them consider the many uses for sock tops shared on this page.
This is a guide about uses for wool socks. Once your woolen socks are worn out, you can repurpose them in a variety other ways.
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Anyone know of ways to reuse or repurpose socks? I have a lot of men's socks not being used, so ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
We frequently use old socks:
Husband (biologist) uses them in live trapping small wiggly animals-mice, birds, etc. He wraps them in old socks and checks for health-lice, fleas, etc., then releases them.
He wraps tools in socks for transit to avoid damage.
Cover glass and other small breakables for moving.
Use them in RV to store small breakables in transit.
Stuff crochet yarn and tools in socks for transit.
Wrap breakables in the RV fridge for travel.
Wrap collections for travel/storage (avoids moisture problems using plastic bags)-nature & archaeology: pot shards, bones, shells, pine cones, small branches, seeds etc.
They make terrific dusting cloths. Put them on one or both hands and go for it.
Put barley and a sprig of lavender in it and tie or sew the end closed. Heat for 2 minutes when needed for sore muscles or warming up your feet on cold night s.
If they are still serviceable, you can donate them to a homeless shelter in your area. I'm sure they would be appreciated.