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New life for old socks

New life for old socks
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These uses for old socks will finally give those lonely orphan socks that you’ve been accumulating for years a purpose.

Jewellery case

Jewellery case
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Use it to hold your jewellery when you travel. The sock will provide cushioning and it will also (hopefully) deter thieves.

Protect breakables

Protect breakables
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Use spare socks when you need to pack breakables like glasses or vases or use them as padding in boxes.

Knee pads

Knee pads
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The next time you garden, put sock cuffs over your knees to protect your clothes and provide a bit of padding.

Ornament holder

Ornament holder
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They’re also great for storing breakable Christmas ornaments.

Keep wrapping paper in place

Keep wrapping paper in place
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Another holiday tip: Cut off the cuff part of the sock and put it on wrapping paper rolls so the paper won’t slide off.

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Organise cords

Organise cords
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You can use the cuff part to wrangle and contain loose electrical cords.

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Guide your plants

Guide your plants
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Cut a sock into strips to tie your growing plants to stakes.

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Protect from paint

Protect from paint
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When painting, slide larger socks over your sneakers and shoes to shield them from splatter.

Stop the squeaks

Stop the squeaks
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Place a sock in your bed frame to stop squeaks.

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