Sock Sense: A Guide to Life Hacks with Socks
How can you use socks to improve your life? At Philosockphy, we’ve compiled hundreds of strategies that are practical, budget-friendly, and can help you stay organized or save money. We call them sock sense hacks, and we think they’re pretty sensible! Check out our list of sock hacks below – we hope you find it useful!
ankle socks are a great way to keep your feet warm and cozy, but they can be uncomfortable if you have to pull them up over your calves. This is where sock garters come in handy! The simple accessory will hold your socks up for you, all day long. Plus, they're super fun and great for wearing as an accessory. They come in a variety of colors and patterns so there's something that will suit any outfit.
Uses for old/worn socks
1) Give them as a gift! It's hard to find a good gift for someone, but socks are always appreciated. 2) Make a sock puppet. 3) Use the toe of an old sock as the snout of your dog's new favorite toy. 4) Protect your phone from water damage by wrapping it in one or two socks. 5) Put on an old sock and use it as a glove when you're trying to open stubborn jars that are stuck shut from cooking. 6) Fill an old sock with rice and microwave it for 20 seconds for a hot compress that will soothe aches and pains.
DIY stress ball
You can make a DIY stress ball from a pair of socks! All you need is a pair of socks, some sort of filler (you can use rice or beans), and something to tie the two socks together. Tying the two socks together should be relatively easy so long as you have something like ribbon or rubber bands handy. You might want to avoid using string because it could get dirty. First, place your filler in one sock. Next, put that sock inside the other sock and tie them together tightly but carefully. The tighter you tie them together the less likely they are to fall apart over time but it's important not to create any holes in either sock while tying them together.
Wine cork remover
A wine cork remover is a small, handheld device that you use to remove the cork from the inside of a wine bottle. It is often used in restaurants and bars. There are many designs of cork removers, some more expensive than others. The most common design has two prongs at one end and a loop at the other end for pulling out the cork.
Hidden storage for valuables
When was the last time you needed a place to store something special, but didn't have any space? This is where socks come in! Put your valuables in a sock and then toss them in your drawer, or anywhere else you need some extra storage. You can also use socks as makeshift curtains by folding them over each other and putting them on the curtain rod.
Stress relief for your feet
You know your feet take a beating from wearing shoes all day, so why not give them a break? The key is getting the right socks for the job. You want something that will absorb perspiration and keep your feet at a good temperature. For home use, try using cotton ankle socks. With enough of these, you'll be able to kick off your shoes in no time! And if you're looking for more than just foot relief, then check out some of our fun socks for men. If you have any other questions about how socks can make life easier or better just ask us and we'll get back to you ASAP!
Cozy up at home
There are so many fun ways you can use socks at home. Whether you need a gift for that hard-to-shop-for man in your life or just want a way to spice up your living room, socks have got you covered!
* If his feet are always cold this winter, get him a cozy pair of men's purple ankle socks. * Use colorful socks as an accent pillow on your couch. * crazy color dress socks make a great rug for your kids playroom. * And if he likes to wear his dress shoes without socks, these cool mens socks will keep his toes warm while he's out and about!
Temporary cold pack for bumps and bruises
If you have a bump or bruise, there are many ways that you can use socks to make the sore area more comfortable. One way is by placing the sock on top of the injury. Another is by tying up one or two pairs of socks and then freezing them. For a cold pack, put the frozen sock in a plastic bag and place it on your injury for at least 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, replace the coolness with another frozen sock if desired.
Hide your remote control from kids
I have a really small house and an even smaller living room, so I don't have any space for a TV. I also don't want my kids playing around the remote control and changing the channel on me while I'm trying to watch something. So, I came up with a simple solution that's helped me out immensely. All you need is a lanyard and some string. Attach one end of the string to the bottom of your remote control and tie it in a knot around your hand or wrist. Then attach the other end of the string near the top of your shirt sleeve. Now you'll be able to put your hand in its regular position without worrying about dropping or losing it!