7 Ways You Can Use Your Old Socks

Instead of throwing away your old socks, there are ways you can repurpose them to actually help you during your everyday life. 5-Minute Crafts has a few tricks that you can easily use for your old socks and give them another chance.

1. Soap sponge

What you’ll need:

  • 1 old sock
  • A bar of soap

How to do it:

  1. Take an old sock and a bar of soap.
  2. Put the soap inside the sock.
  3. Fold the part with the soap once.
  4. Tuck the soap inside from the opening of the sock.
  5. Use it as a bath sponge.

2. Door draft stopper

What you’ll need:

  • 1-3 old socks (depending on the door’s width)
  • 1 cup lentils (for 1 sock)
  • Pillow stuffing
  • A glue gun

How to do it:

  1. Take the old sock.
  2. Fill a jar with dry lentils.
  3. Empty the jar inside the sock.

4. Fill in the rest empty space with stuffing.

5. Repeat the process with as many socks as you need to cover the width of the door gap. Then get a glue gun.

6. Now at the closed end of the sock add some glue.

7. Attach the sock with the glue to another stuffed sock.

8. Place the finished door draft stopper on the floor covering the gap to prevent a draft from entering your room.

3. Hidden pocket

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pair of jeans
  • 1 sock
  • Needle and a thread

How to do it:

  1. Lay down your jeans and get a sock.
  2. Place the sock inside the waist belt near the button, with the opening of the sock up.
  3. Sew one side of the sock to the waist belt.
  4. Use your secret pocket to store valuables.

4. Shoe cleaner

What you’ll need:

How to do it:

  1. Get your dirty shoes.
  2. In a bowl add some ground coffee and dip in an old sock.
  3. Clean your shoes with the coffee grounds.
  4. Show off your new-looking shoes.

5. Shoe odor balls

What you’ll need:

  • A pair of socks
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 2 elastic bands

How to do it:

  1. Take a pair of old socks (preferably without holes) and some baking soda.
  2. Fill both of the socks with about 1/2 cup of baking soda.
  3. Tie them well with elastic bands to make them look like small bags or balls.
  4. Put the baking soda balls inside your shoes, let them sit for a few hours and then discard.

6. Natural-looking curly hair

What you’ll need:

  • Spray bottle with water
  • A lot of old socks (the amount depends on how thick your hair is)
  • A hairdryer

How to do it:

  1. Spray your hair with water until it’s damp.
  2. Take a sock.
  3. Place the sock on your hair with the opening just under your eye line.
  4. Start rolling the sock with your hair from the tips to the roots, while holding the opening so it doesn’t move around.
  5. Once rolled flip the sock inside out.

✅ Repeat the process until you curl your whole head.

6. Blow-dry the rolled socks just enough to dry the hair inside.

7. Roll out the socks.

8. Now your hair will have natural curls.

7. Mess-free hair bun

What you’ll need:

How to do it:

  1. Take an old sock.
  2. Cut it at the toe to make a hole.
  3. Now starting from the hole you made roll it up upside down until it’s all rolled.

4. Roll the sock until it looks like a big hair bun donut.

5. Put your hair in a ponytail and after that inside the bun donut and bring it to the tip of your hair.

6. Start rolling the hair together with the sock and tuck it in.

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