Sock Subscription of the Month: Five Creative Ways to Fold Your Socks


I’m sure you’ve heard of sock subscriptions before, but have you tried one? I know, they sound weird right? I mean what could be in the box every month other than socks, right? Don’t get me wrong, those are always the highlight of my month because who doesn’t love new socks, but you’re missing out on all the other fun stuff that comes with it! Especially if you get it as a gift for someone else.


The diamond fold

Start by taking two socks and laying them flat on top of each other. Then fold one sock in half, so that it covers the other sock. The result should look like a diamond with an exposed triangle at one end. Now, place the exposed triangle over the other side of the first folded sock, then fold it back over again to form a complete diamond shape.


The spaghetti fold

1) Place your left hand on top of your right hand so they're overlapping each other.
2) Then take your right hand and bring the top edge over so that it's touching the bottom edge in a line.
3) Next, tuck your thumb into the fold and pull upwards with both hands so that you can see a little space between them. 2) Bring up your left hand in order to make another fold, but this time you'll use both thumbs instead of just one.


The rainbow fold

1) Stack all of your socks up in a pile on the board. 2) Take a pair of socks that are roughly the same height and place them at one end of the board. Make sure they are not overlapping with any other pairs. 3) Place another pair next to them so that they overlap slightly from top-to-bottom and side-to-side.


The right way to fold cotton socks

Cotton socks are a great way to keep your feet warm and comfortable. They're lightweight and breathable, so you won't have that feeling of being weighed down. But if you don't fold them correctly, they can wrinkle up in your drawer and get nasty. Here's how I fold my socks!
1) Take one sock and turn it inside out so that the heel is at the bottom
2) Place it on top of another turned-inside-out sock
3) Wrap both socks around each other, pulling tight at first until they naturally form a tube
4) Pull one end over the other end and tuck into place
5) The next step is optional but recommended.


The sock ball twist

Fold your socks like a ball, by rolling them up into a ball and then twisting it around. If you want an added bonus, try using two different-colored socks. You'll have a nice little muddle of color that will make your sock ball even more interesting.