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

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

How to fold your socks may seem like the least important thing in the world, but it’s actually pretty important if you have a sock of the month subscription and plan on keeping all your socks in one big pile in the same drawer. Whether you’re trying to minimize your space in your dresser drawer or reduce the risk of losing track of which pair you wore where, sock folding is an easy skill to learn and can come in handy around the house. Here are five great ways to fold your socks.

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The Basic Roll


The most basic sock folding technique is the roll. To do this, lay your socks out in a row and fold them over, then roll them up tightly from one end to the other. This is great for a small number of socks or if you have different sizes and thicknesses as it will keep them all together. You can also separate your socks into pairs by rolling two at once.

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The Military Fold


This is a simple way to fold your socks. Take your sock and place it inside out so that the heel (or bottom) is facing you. Grab one end and pull it up over the other end, then fold it in half again. Now take that folded end and bring it up over the other end, and tuck it under, like an envelope flap. Now you have a nice little sock-envelope with your heel or bottom tucked away inside. This is for ankle socks only; if you are using crew socks there will not be enough room for this technique.
For bigger or thicker socks, try folding them into thirds before rolling them into an envelope shape as above.

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The Triangle Fold


The first method is called the triangle fold. To do this, lay your sock flat on your work surface, and then fold it in thirds lengthwise from top to bottom. Make sure that you match up the heel with the toe and each side matches up with one another. Turn one side over so that it lines up with its opposite side, and then line up those two folds with each other so that they are parallel. Next, take that second fold and bring it all the way around so that you have a triangle shape again. Finally, line up all three sides and pinch them together as tightly as possible at the toe so they will stay together when you place them in your drawer or put on your shoe.
The next one is called the knot fold.

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The Bundle Fold


One way to fold socks is by taking each one, stacking them on top of each other, and rolling them up as tightly as possible. This bundle can then be placed in a stack or into a drawer. This is a great way for those with limited sock drawers because it minimizes wasted space. It also allows you to stack your socks according to color or type.

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The Storage Fold


If you want to store your socks in a drawer or box, you can fold them into thirds and then roll them up. You'll end up with a tube that can be unfolded as needed. This is a great way to keep socks together and make sure they don't get all mixed up with other clothes. Plus, it's super easy to unfold and find what you're looking for!
Another way is called the storage fold. It's similar, but instead of rolling each sock into thirds and folding them over, you'll just fold each sock in half and stack one on top of the other. This is great because it minimizes space and makes it easy for kids or adults alike to separate their clothes from their socks when they need something specific.