Sock Subscription of the Month: Dryer or Clothesline?


How do you like your socks? If you’re like most people, it doesn’t matter how they look as long as they are comfortable and don’t fall down, but how you care for them can make a difference in how they wear over time. With sock subscription services coming on the market recently, many people are having their socks laundered and returned to them instead of doing it themselves.


You Can Use Both Methods

Just like there are advantages and disadvantages for both, there are reasons you might choose one over the other. Let's start with dryers. You may think having to go outside to hang your laundry is a pain and that it would take too much time. But in reality, most people don't have enough space in their homes for a clothesline, which means they're forced to use their dryer to save floor space. So while it may take a few extra minutes each day, using your dryer will likely be more convenient than going outside every day and that's why many people prefer this method.
Clotheslines also have advantages as well as some disadvantages.


Which Method Is Better?

It's a question that has been asked for generations and it is often quite difficult to come up with a clear answer. The first thing to consider is your personal preferences. If you prefer doing laundry in the dryer, then there's no need to change what you do. On the other hand, if drying socks on a clothesline sounds like an enjoyable task, then this method may be for you. You'll also want to think about how often you wash your socks. If they're not in frequent rotation, then drying them in a dryer may be more convenient for you. If they're coming out of the wash every day and piling up on your floor, then a clothesline may be more practical.


How To Store Dirty Socks

Do you wash your socks after every wear, or let them build up in your drawer? If you're like me, dirty socks have been accumulating in my sock drawer for months. This morning I found two pairs of ankle socks that I've never worn, and a pair of crew socks with holes in the toes. But before I could figure out how to deal with them, I heard my laundry running! So I threw both pairs of unused ankle socks in to be washed.
At first glance it might seem like there's an easy answer to this question: dryer or clothesline? You could use either method depending on how much time you want to spend caring for your clothing.


Is There A Downside To Either Method?

No matter which way you go, there are some things to keep in mind. For instance, if you dry your socks in the dryer they might shrink a little bit and get too tight on your feet. Sometimes this can cause them to develop holes. If you dry them on a clothesline they might not be as fluffy and soft like if they were dried in a dryer. In order to make sure that the sock is fluffy and soft when it's on your foot, air drying is recommended. Air drying also helps to preserve their elasticity so that they last longer than if they had been dried in a machine.


5 Other Reasons You Should Wash and Air Or Line Dry Your Underwear And Socks

The modern sock subscription service is a monthly gift box of colorful, fun and crazy socks. But these socks aren't just any socks. They are specifically designed to be fun and make you happy. With each order, you will receive a selection of six pairs of new socks, all in different colors and styles that change monthly. The best part is that they will fit any foot size!
The benefits don't stop there either! These are not your average cotton socks but instead are made with high-quality fabrics such as wool, cotton or acrylics which offer superior insulating qualities (keeping your feet warmer) than cotton. Plus they won't stretch out like traditional cotton socks do - so they'll always stay nice and snug on your feet!