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 like your socks? Is your partner the type to roll them up into tight little pairs and throw them in the drawer, while you like to fold them neatly and place them in their own special section? Even if you don’t subscribe to sock of the month, it’s worth thinking about how you prefer to store your socks. Most people have a personal preference when it comes to folding socks, and since you might be doing it every day, why not make your life just that little bit more enjoyable? Here are some of our favorite ways to fold our socks!

1) How to fold your socks without ruining them

Everyone knows socks don’t last long when they’re washed and dried in machines. It’s common sense, but many people still do it, either because they don’t know a better way or because machine-washing is just so easy. The culprit? It can be attributed to wrinkling and folding fatigue, which is what happens when you store your socks for long periods in a manner that weakens their elasticity and causes pilling. Here are five good ways to fold your socks without ruining them!

2) How a sock folding machine can save time and space

When we were first introduced to sock folding machines, we thought they would be a waste of time and money. It’s just socks! Can’t you fold them by hand? Turns out that actually, yes you can—but it takes much longer. You also run into problems with storing all those folded-up socks in your drawer or cabinet. This is where a sock folding machine comes in handy. In our research for top sock-folding machines on Amazon, we found five types worth looking into further (listed below). They will allow you to fold more quickly and efficiently—and take up less space in your laundry room or closet. How does a sock folding machine work?

3) How to fit more in your drawers

Rather than just stacking your socks, sort them by color. Then, sort those piles into two bigger categories, dark and light. This creates three stacks that take up half as much space in your drawer. You'll still have room for all your shoes and undies! Plus, since you can't see what's on top and what's on bottom when you're digging for a clean pair, you won't be tempted to wear dirty socks. Trust us, it happens more often than you'd think!

4) Put your sock drawer on wheels

Do you have an overflowing sock drawer? Do you find it difficult to organize your socks by color or style? If so, consider investing in a few plastic containers and wheels. Placing your socks into different bins with wheels makes them much easier to access and move around, as well as keep organized. You can label each bin based on color or style and even include a note about how many pairs are inside (i.e., socks for suits). When it comes time to do laundry, simply wheel out each bin and easily gather all of your matching socks together. No more messy piles on top of dressers!

5) A desk with storage below

If you want to store your socks while they’re in use, one innovative way is with a desk that includes drawers under each side. (The pictures above are from an IKEA hack, but there are similar desks out there from other companies.) After you fold them and stick them in a drawer, all you have to do is remember which sock goes on which foot. Just don’t leave them on for too long; socks don’t last as long when stored in a dark place with no air circulation.