How to Dry Socks Quickly

There is only an hour left before an important meeting. You have only 1 pair of socks that you’ve just taken out of the washing machine. You can’t wait, so you have to figure out how to dry your socks quickly and to get to the meeting on time.

5-Minute Crafts would like to show you 4 different ways of drying the socks with the help of materials on hand. The process will take anywhere from 3 to 60 minutes.

Method 1. Radiator

If it’s wintertime and the central heating is on, just put your socks on the radiator. Don’t hang them, but lay them horizontally. This way the socks will heat evenly and dry faster. Squeeze them out well before drying. Turn them over on the other side after 20 to 30 minutes.

Drying time: 40 to 60 minutes

Method 2. Towel roll

  1. Take a big towel.

  2. Spread the towel out, and place the socks on top.

  3. Roll them tightly in the towel.

  4. Put the towel on the ground, and carefully stand on top of it for a minute.
  5. Rotate the towel and stand on it again, while putting a lot of weight on the edges.
  6. Unroll the towel. You will find that your socks are much dryer. If your socks are still damp you can repeat the cycle 1 to 2 times.

Drying time: 6 to 9 minutes

Method 3. Iron

  • Turn the iron on high heat.

  • Cover the socks with a thin towel, then press them with the iron 6 to 7 times.

  • Turn the socks over and iron them again.

  • Check whether the socks are dry. Repeat the cycle from 1 to 3 times if necessary.

Drying time: 3 to 12 minutes

Method 4. Blow-dryer

Turn on the blow-dryer, set it to the maximum temperature and airflow. Dry the socks thoroughly on both sides until they are completely dry.

To dry the socks quicker, place a sock over the air outlet of the blow-dryer and hold it like this for 5 to 10 seconds. Then take out the blow-dryer, check the socks, and repeat the trick if necessary. Try not to overheat your socks or keep the blow-dryer in them for more than 10 seconds.

Drying time: 10 to 15 minutes

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