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

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

Another month, another Philosockphy sock subscription box. But this time, you are the special beneficiary! In this box, I’ll reveal my five favorite ways to fold your socks so they will look sharp and be easy to store while taking up little space in your drawers and closets. The techniques I’ll teach you in this video can be used with any type of socks, from dress socks to athletic socks to patterned socks and more. To view all of my sock-folding videos, visit my channel on YouTube at PhilosockphySocks!

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How to Wash Them


1. First, sort your socks by color and type.
2. Wash your white socks first, so that all of your whites come out clean and bright. 2a) Do not use bleach when washing white socks because it will weaken their fibers.
3. Then wash any other light-colored pairs (like beige, grey or tan) in a separate load with gentle detergent on a cool water cycle.
4. Next wash any dark-colored pairs (such as navy blue or brown) in a separate load with cold water and mild detergent on a gentle setting (or if you have an HE washer then use the delicate setting). Dark colors are more likely to bleed than lighter colors and you don't want them ruining your whites!

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How To Store Them


Socks are a fashion staple for men and women alike. If you want your socks to last, then it is important that you take care of them properly. Determining how to fold your socks is an essential part in their storage. There are many different ways in which you can store your socks, but these five methods are some of the best out there.
1) The first way is called The Six-Pack. Simply put all six pairs together with the identical colors on opposite sides. This will give them a little more room and make it easier for you when looking for matching pairs later on.

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How To Fold Them


1. Single Column Fold
This is a great technique for socks that are in a drawer and need to be folded. Simply fold one sock at a time, placing it inside another sock that is rolled up into a ball shape. Keep rolling until you have only one column of socks. If you don't have enough socks, just use some old t-shirts or sweaters as filler material. Now place your column of folded socks on top of each other with the toes facing up and the heel facing down. Then fold in half from top to bottom and then again from left to right until you have a square shape with your toe poking out at one end and your heel poking out at the opposite end.

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How To Match Them


1. For ankle socks, roll them up and then fold them over on themselves.
2. For crew socks, fold them into thirds with the heel end at the bottom and then in half again so that they're one quarter their original size.
3. For dress socks, fold them in half so that they're one quarter their original size and then put each toe inside the other sock, so that it looks like you have two toes in each foot (weird but also awesome).
4. For fun socks for men, there are many different ways to fold these!

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How To Give Them Away


Give your socks to friends, family, or someone else as a gift. There are many fun ways to present them. You can wrap them up like a present with a ribbon around it or put them in a cute basket. You can also put them in an envelope and write on it that they are for someone special and then tie it with some string for added effect.
Another option is to give your socks away anonymously. This is great if you have an extra pair lying around and want to donate them but don't know what organization you should give them to. All you have to do is find out where people donate clothes that they no longer want and put your socks in there anonymously instead of just throwing them away.