Philosockphy's Sock of the Month Club: Five Great Ways to Fold Your Socks

Philosockphy's sock of the month Club: Five Great Ways to Fold Your Socks

Your sock drawer has got to be one of the most overlooked places in your home. It’s one of those little corners that most of us never even think about looking in unless we’re reaching in there to pull out something specifically. But here’s the thing—sock drawers are fantastic places to organize all kinds of things, not just socks! If you’re tired of seeing your favorite boxers balled up with your hand-knitted knee-highs, it’s time to get your socks organized!


The 90 Degree Twist

A great way to fold your socks is by first rolling them from toe-to-heel and then rolling them from heel-to-toe in a 90 degree twist. This will create smaller, more neat looking pairs that are easier to stack. If you're trying this technique for the first time, it might be helpful to try it out with an old or unused sock. The process may take some getting used to but once mastered, it could be just what you need for your sock drawer!

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The Star-Fold

This is a great way to fold socks because they can be worn in both shoes and slippers. You'll need two socks, one for each hand. Put one sock on your right hand and one sock on your left hand. Cross the right-hand sock over the left-hand sock so that it is now on top. Pick up the heel of the right-hand sock with your left hand, as you would with a towel or sheet. Bring it up over your left arm and then down under itself, pulling it all tight against your body like a sweater, so that you have created a sheet of fabric around both arms.

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The Accordion Fold

One way to fold socks is the accordion fold. This is a great way for people who have a lot of socks and don't want them to take up too much space in their drawers or luggage. To do this, you simply put your folded sock on top of an unfolded one and then roll it down over the other sock like you would an accordion. You can then tuck one side into the other and place it into a drawer or suitcase.

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The Zig Zag Fold

- One of my favorite ways to fold socks is the Zig Zag fold. This way is simple and practical, as it leaves you with two socks that are easy to put on, one at a time. Just take one sock and lay it out flat with the heel close to you. Next, fold one side over lengthwise so that it meets up with the opposite edge of the sock where your toes are. Now fold in half again (width-wise) so that your heel is closer to you than your toes. Finally, repeat for second sock.

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The Basket Weave Fold

1. Lay one sock flat on top of another, right sides together and matching at the toe. 2. Take the left half (the lower half) and fold it over onto itself so it looks like a square with two dangling loops from either side. 3. Take these two dangling loops and fold them over onto themselves so they look like little square knots, one on top of the other and lined up with each other in an X shape. 4.