SOS Mom Saver: Repurpose Old Socks

I gave up long ago on trying to find a match for the socks that declared themselves permanently single...or became so holy they were unusable as socks.

I don't know how to "darn" socks to fix a hole.  Perhaps some day I should learn.  In the meantime, I found another use for those socks...they become rags!

It's so simple to do!  First, make sure the socks are clean.  (Some people prefer to bleach socks before repurposing them.)  Once they're clean, cut them in half in a straight line until they're open...like a rag.  (I don't have any pics this time because we didn't have any socks ready for a sacrifice.)

They'll have rough (i.e.-non-pretty) edges.  If you're so inclined, you can hand or machine sew these edges to make them pretty.  Honestly, though, I'm using an old sock with holes as a rag.  I'm too cheap to even spend the money on thread and time sewing a RAG.  It doesn't need to be pretty.  I'm not going to gift an old sock that I turned into a rag to anyone.  I'm going to clean my house with it.

My favorite "rag" socks are the thick men's socks.  I use the inside of the sock as my cleaning side.  It provides a "scrubbing" surface of sorts.

What do you repurpose? 


Carly. said...

I use John's old shirts for that. I cut the body from the top of the under shirt and then cut that into 4 pieces. I throw out the top of the shirt because if it's getting passed to a dusting rag then the arm pits are gross :)

Thoughts of THAT mom said...

T-shirts work well also, Carly!

Arlene Broswell said...

I had got that great idea from my MIL. :)

Thoughts of THAT mom said...