sock of the month Club: The 5 Best Ways to Fold Your Socks
If you’re tired of digging in your sock drawer and coming up short, then it might be time to find a new way to fold your socks. You could always go the traditional route with some basic rolled-up socks, or you could consider one of these creative ways to fold your socks, which will allow you to fit more into that same drawer space and never have to worry about being left without matching pairs again. Here are five creative ways to fold your socks that you won’t find anywhere else!
1) Traditional Fold
A traditional way to fold socks is by first turning them inside out and then rolling them up. Once they are rolled up, you can place them in a drawer or on a shelf.
The first step when folding your socks is to turn them inside-out. You can do this by grabbing one end and pulling it over the other end until it’s all turned around, then pull from the other side as well so that both ends are back where they started and there’s no hole in your sock. Once you have turned your sock inside-out, you can roll it up.
2) Military Fold
The military fold is a pretty straightforward folding technique that you can use for socks, underwear, and t-shirts. To do this technique, simply lay the item on a flat surface and fold it in half widthwise. This will create two layers of fabric with one running horizontally across the other. Then simply fold in each side so that it lines up with its respective side. You should now have four layers with three running vertically and one layer running horizontally on top. Repeat this process until you have all your items neatly folded into one stack.
3) Rolling Fold
Fold your socks and place them in a drawer. Take a sock, line it up with the heel on the edge of the drawer, and roll it up halfway. When you reach about an inch from the top, fold the top down twice so that there is no more room for movement. Keep rolling until you reach the toe. Place your thumb against one end of this strip and use your other hand to hold out any folds that have come undone on either side. It's important to keep everything tight so that it doesn't get all bunched up in there! Continue rolling until you're at the toe, tucking in any loose ends as you go along.
4) Bunching Fold
The Bunching Fold is a unique way to fold socks. This method starts with two socks together, and then folding one side over the other. This creates a 'bunch' that you can either tuck in or have hang out for an interesting look.
The Bunching Fold works best with ankle socks, but it also looks good with thinner dress socks. You can also use this fold as your default sock-fold when you need to quickly get dressed in the morning!
5) Folding into a Pouch
A sock pouch is a great way to keep your socks in one place, which can help you find them faster when you need them. A sock pouch also helps you avoid having the dreaded ball of yarn that becomes a tangled mess and takes forever to sort out. Plus, it’s a great way to make sure that your socks don’t get lost in your laundry pile. It also helps protect them from getting holes from snags or being stepped on and prevents lint build up at the bottom of your hamper. We recommend this method for those who love their colorful socks!
#1) Turn one side inside out, then fold both sides over so they're touching each other and twist tightly like a burrito.