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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 Monique 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.
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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.
They make terrific dusting cloths. Put them on one or both hands and go for it.
Cut off the foot and use the top of the sock to keep wrist and arms warmer. This is especially great if you have arthritis in those areas.
If you are crafty, make sock toys like an octopus. Stuffy pet rocks are particularly easy. Use the cut off foot from the other idea, stuff it (perhaps with more socks), the lumpier the better then fabric paint or embroider eyes, nose and mouth on it.
Double them up and use as pot handle holders, with or without the foot. If you remove the foot, stitch across the open bottom.
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.
Repurpose sock tops to help keep your arms warm on cold days. This is a page 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 page about uses for wool socks. Once your woolen socks are worn out, you can repurpose them in a variety other ways.