The Five Best Ways to Fold Your Socks

The Five Best Ways to Fold Your Socks

If you’re like most people, your sock drawer could use some help. It’s probably full of odd, mismatched socks and not much else—but it doesn’t have to be that way! If you make a conscious effort to fold your socks properly, you can reduce the number of unmatched pairs and organize your collection so it can easily be found when you need it. These five great ways to fold your socks are easy enough to remember and follow, even if you’re too tired to look at any directions.

The Overhand Method

In a sock drawer, you may have seen socks folded overhand style. The sock is folded in half lengthwise and then in half again, resulting in four rectangles. This method creates more compartments for your socks and therefore better organization. It also allows you to see all of your socks at once and quickly pick out what you need without having to dig through a pile of jumbled up pairs. Here’s how it works

The Accordion Method

Some people prefer a less compact way of storing their socks, and folding them accordion-style is a great option. To start, bunch your socks together according to color (or print) and place them inside of a shoe box or other space that’s large enough for all of your socks. Once you have everything folded neatly into place, arrange each pair on top of one another in order from shortest sock length to longest. The different colors (or prints) will help keep things organized without taking up much space at all. Just make sure that when you want a specific pair later on, you remember which colors correspond with which ones! If not, it can become an annoying guessing game every time you need one pair over another.

Triangle Stack Method

Arrange your socks into a pile and fold them one at a time into an open triangle, then stack them up. This method is quick and easy, but best used when you don’t have that many socks to fold. It also tends to create some rather bulky stacks. However, if you want to keep your socks as compact as possible, then it can be a great choice.

Separate Into Pairs

One of our most popular methods of folding socks. Separate all your socks into pairs, without sorting them by color. This is a quick and easy way to make sure you have complete matching sets when you're ready to wear them. It's also very easy to remember. All you need do is remember separate and pair - so if you find yourself in a hotel room with only one sock, try thinking that phrase over and over again until you remember which one it is!

Roll Them Up

Rolling socks up is a great way to store them in your drawer. Whether you're saving space, or just looking for an easy solution, rolling your socks will help keep them safe and untangled. However, with all that bending and wrapping going on, they might not look so great—which is why we recommend using colorful socks! Who says rolled-up socks can't be stylish?