How to Fold Different Socks: Practical Ways for Home and Travel
Dec 28, 2020
These instructions can help anyone make their mornings a little less hectic by keeping your socks together and organized just the way you like them.
How to Fold Long Socks: Two Effective Methods
First Method (Most Common)
2. Smooth out any lumps or folds in the socks. This simple step makes a huge difference in the neatness of the final product.
Second Method (For Neater Cuffs)
2. Grab the cuffs and fold them one-third of the way towards the toes. Keep the socks smooth without worrying too much about the heel protruding; this is normal.
3. Take the toes and fold them one-third of the sock's length towards the cuffs, creating a slight overlap with the two folded ends.
How to Fold Socks the KonMari Way
1. As in previous methods, begin with two matching socks layered on top of each other on a flat surface. Make sure to smooth them out and line them up.
2. Depending on the length of the socks, fold them either into halves or thirds.
3. Arrange the neatly folded bundle standing on its edge in your sock drawer. It becomes easier for all of your folded socks to stand upright once your drawer has been filled.
How to Fold Ankle Socks
Alternate Method (Saves Elasticity)
How to Fold Short Socks
How to Fold No Show Socks:
How to Fold Dress Socks
Dress socks are particularly important to be careful with as they are generally made out of thinner, more fragile material. Besides the risk of stretching out the elastic, you can also run the risk of tearing or fraying the material if folding improperly or in a rush. It's always a good idea to leave yourself plenty of time to fold so that you don't have to go out and buy a brand-new pair.
1. Place both socks on a clear, flat surface where you have enough room to work with them.
2. Put one sock on top of the other and align them using the toes, the cuffs, and the heels. Smooth out any bumps or folds and make sure that it looks like there's only one sock sitting there.
3. Arrange the socks so that the heels are facing up and the toes are pointed towards you.
4. Begin folding the cuffs towards the toes approximately one-third of the length of the socks. Repeat this step, only this time bringing the toes back up in the direction of the cuffs, again bringing it one-third of the way up the sock's length.
5. Take the toes and carefully tuck them into the elastic of the folded cuff at the top of the socks. By this final step, you should end up with a pair of socks that resemble a flat square, perfect for stacking and neatly arranging in your favorite drawer.
How to Fold Socks Military Style
The main key to this method involves rolling your socks instead of folding them. This takes up considerably less space, which is ideal when packing your bags for that next big trip and trying to get everything to fit without having to check another suitcase entirely, which gets expensive fast.
1. With a clean pair of matching socks, lay them on top of the other on a flat surface.
2. Straighten out the socks as best you can until you can't see the bottom one at all.
3. To begin your fold, tuck the top cuff in slightly. Take the top sock's cuff and pull it down and in about one inch towards the bottom sock.
4. Roll the socks starting from the toes and working your way up from there. It's important to ensure that the roll stays as tight and firm as possible as this will determine the overall neatness and compactness in the end. Continue with this rolling process until you have reached the top of the socks.
5. Put one of your fingers into the outer cuff and pull this over and around the rolled-up bundle. If there are any loose parts left over, you can simply tuck those in. Once this final step is completed, you'll end up with socks that resemble small, tight rolls.
How to Store and Organize Socks - Bst Ways to Keep Them Intact
Luckily, there are countless easy ways to get rid of old socks besides putting them in a landfill. Homeless shelters are often in need of socks more than any other clothing item, and so donating your old pairs is an excellent option.
As for keeping your socks alive and well for as long as possible, oftentimes the solution is simply to not fold or ball them up so rigorously. Just as people need a break from stress and tension, so too do our socks.