I’m all for multi-uses of any product in the house and with the sock troll always stealing his supply around my house, we have a lot of odd pairs just floating around.
What I’ve tried to do is buy the same type or brand or color of socks so if one goes missing, the children can use another right out of the random sock bag. It’s worked for years and trust me when I say before that, we were going through a lot of socks.
Today @Wisebread gives us a crack at what else we can do with those mischievous objects the sock troll has left us with.
As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, so too will the dryer eat one of your socks. What can you do with the lonely leftover? Of course you can make a puppet — but if you’re not nine years old, these ideas will suit you better. (See also: 15 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Old T-shirts)
1. Make a Potpourri Bundle
Want your undies to have the fresh scent of apples and cinnamon? Stuff an old sock with potpourri, tie up the end with a rubber band, and pop it into the drawer. You can put the potpourri-filled socks wherever you want. For instance, I have very smelly shoes because I rarely wear socks; the potpourri helps make my stinky sneaks a bit more bearable.
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It’s said that we live in a disposable society. But the word disposable is a misnomer. Disposable is considered throwaway, something you use once and dump, regardless of the life that may be left in it. As a frugal shopper with a concern for the state of our environment, that just won’t do.
I often reuse many so-called “one-time-use” items, and I asked friends, family, and colleagues to tell me which disposable items they squeeze more life from. Here’s my list, including some of the surprising ideas I was given. (See also: 25 Things to Throw Out Today)