Five Unique Ways to Fold Your Socks

Five Unique Ways to Fold Your Socks

First of all, if you want to make sure that your socks don’t get mixed up and all tangled up in the washer or dryer, you can take advantage of the sock of the month club! This might seem like a silly way to keep your socks organized, but it’s actually a pretty creative solution to staying organized that most people are unaware of. If you’re looking for something more low-tech, however, here are five unique ways to fold your socks. If you do any of these five things, you’ll definitely be able to tell which sock goes with which shoe!

The Basic Roll

This is one of my favorites. Simply take a sock and pull it over your foot. Then, wrap it up as you would a gift (from toe to heel) and make sure that both ends are even. Next, stand on top of it for a second or two in order to flatten out your foot print, after which you can fold both sides of sock over each other before tucking them inside another pair of shoes. Or better yet, tuck them into your underwear drawer so they don't get mixed in with all your other socks!

Rolling Along

Rolling your socks up before you pack them for a trip is a simple way to save space in your suitcase and it’s one of our favorites. After all, if you find yourself needing another pair of socks on vacation (and we’ve all been there), you can simply unroll one! If you want extra colorful socks when folded, consider buying crew-length or over-the-calf pairs. The patterns are likely bolder, making them more visible once they’re rolled.

Twist n' Roll

It's easier than you think. One of my favorite sock-folding methods is called Twist n' Roll. It looks more complicated than it actually is, but it's not quite as straight forward as just folding them. First, grab a sock by its toe and make sure that the heel is facing away from you. Then, start rolling it up so that it looks like a cigar. This process might take a few tries, so don't get frustrated!

The Tuck

This sock folding technique is one of my favorites for a few reasons. First, it’s incredibly easy to master. Second, it looks great in any sock drawer because you can see all of your colors and patterns at once. It also helps prevent your socks from falling over and getting buried under your heavier items. You may feel silly folding your socks, but you won’t regret doing it!

Stack n' Tuck

This is our favorite method for keeping socks in order, because it’s so inconspicuous. Stack all of your socks together, then fold them in half with each layer of socks folded on top of one another. Tuck them into a dresser drawer and you’ll never know there are stacks and stacks of organized socks inside! This is also a good method if you tend to keep pairs together, because they'll naturally come out paired up when stacked and tucked. For example, if you have three red pairs that match up with six white pairs (for a grand total of nine pairs), stack them all together (red on top) and put four whole matching sets plus one single pair away in your drawer. We like simple but efficient!