Sock of the Month Subscriptions: The 5 Best Ways to Fold Your Socks

sock of the month Subscriptions: The 5 Best Ways to Fold Your Socks

How do you keep your socks organized? Do you simply throw them into a drawer, toss them all into the same laundry load, or something else? To make your socks last longer and look better, it’s important to make sure they don’t get bent out of shape while in storage, so here are five creative ways to fold your socks to help you accomplish this and more!

1) How to fold socks using a 'book' method
This might sound like a pretty inefficient way to fold your socks, but we actually endorse a similar method called Philosockphy. In fact, we have socks made just for it! And while you could certainly use any kind of book, we recommend our very own Strategic Business Operations Manual—not only will it give your socks an extra layer of padding and protection from wear and tear, but also remind you how important good business operations are in today's highly competitive marketplace.

2) How to use rubber bands as hangers
This is a simple, no-frills way to ensure that your socks never tangle with each other in your drawer. Use a rubber band and wrap it around two socks together; they will stand upright while you hang them on another hanger. This makes for easy retrieval in drawers and helps keep your clothes—and especially your delicate undergarments—in pristine condition.

3) How to use tights as sock organizers
Nothing beats a fresh, clean pair of socks (right?). But let’s be honest—there’s nothing worse than getting dressed and realizing you forgot to put your clean socks on top. To keep that from happening again, try rolling up your socks and placing them inside tights or thigh-highs. It’ll hide your stash, it’ll take up minimal space in your drawer, and it'll make sure you're never left with mismatched pairs again.

4) How to use paperclips for more efficient folding
1. Ever fold your socks in half, and then in half again, and still they don’t fit in your dresser? Try using a paperclip to keep your socks together while you organize them. It’s perfect for those white athletic socks that have their partners stashed somewhere under or behind your couch cushions. Just clip two paperclips together, lay them on their side next to each other and slide each sock over both clips. They'll stay put until you're ready to toss them into a drawer or laundry basket.

5) Using a sock rolling device
For those who want a little more fun in their sock rolling routine, there are many products out there that aid in sorting and rolling. The Philosockphy System is a sock-rolling system invented by two MIT undergrads that has since garnered attention for its unique, ergonomic design. For $10 per month, you can subscribe to a Philosockphy subscription that includes six pairs of cotton socks with free shipping, which covers both your sock needs and all shipping costs (rollers sell for an additional $10). Once you're done using them, simply return your used ones and they'll be recycled into industrial absorbent cloths.