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


A great way to ensure your socks stay fresh and wrinkle-free in your dresser or drawer is to fold them in a specific way so that they stack easily, take up little space, and are less likely to pick up the odor of other socks. Not sure how to fold them? Phil of Philosockphy has you covered with his latest sock of the month video, featuring five great ways to fold your socks!


The over the top method

Start off with your socks laying on the floor, toes pointing up. Fold one sock over so that it covers half of the other sock, then fold it in half again so that it covers three-quarters of the other sock. Next, fold one side over so that it covers a quarter of another side and then fold it in half again so that it covers an eighth. Finally, fold a bit more until you have just one little flap sticking out. Voila! You have a beautifully folded pair!


The sock squeeze method

Are your socks driving you crazy? Do they always end up in a big tangled mess at the bottom of your laundry hamper? Maybe it's time for a sock organization system! One way to do this is by using the sock squeeze method. All you need is a hanger and about ten minutes.
First, fold one half of your socks into a loop on top of each other so that they're not touching.


The grass method

- Start by laying the sock flat on a table or other flat surface. - Fold the top of the sock over so that it makes an inside out loop. - Continue making loops by folding over each side until there are no more left (either because you reached the heel or because you ran out). - Flip it all back over so that it looks like it did at first and tuck it into your sock drawer for safekeeping!


The pleated fold

This sock folding method is a lot like origami. You start by folding your socks in half, so that they are now two separate tubes. One tube should be on top of the other. You then fold them together again, but this time in one accordion-like motion, with one tube on top and one on bottom. You then repeat this process twice more before placing them both neatly into a drawer or hamper. It may take some practice to get it right, but it's worth it!

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The reverse pleated fold

The first method for folding your socks is called the reverse pleated fold. This is a method that takes up a lot of space, but it doesn't make your socks difficult to pull on. The process starts by folding in one end until it meets up with the other end. You'll then fold it again, in half this time, and tuck it inside. Take the left side and tuck it into right side (as shown in picture). Repeat with opposite sides so that you have four layers stacked on top of each other. Hold them tightly and push down firmly before releasing.