What to do with a sock if you lose a pair: don't rush to throw it away

Alina MilsentLife
What to do with a sock without a pair

Among the eternal questions that humanity still cannot find answers to, a special place is occupied by the mystery of the disappearance of the second sock. According to a study, people lose an average of 1.3 socks per month. This may seem like a small amount, but math is relentless, so it turns out that the statistics of losses is a whopping 15 socks in just one year.

All joking aside, the problem needs to be addressed. If somehow you became the happy owner of one sock (the other one might have been lost or torn), don't be upset. Experts have shared some useful life hacks that will come in handy.

Rags for dusting

It's a good old life hack that our grandmothers used to use when socks were in short supply and they didn't throw them away. Take a sock or put it on your palm and wipe the dust on shelves or other surfaces. The sock will become a high-quality reusable dust cloth, but do not forget to wash it after each use.

Scented sachets

Taking an aromatic bath with rose petals, lavender, or herbs is a great way to relax and calm down. But the whole process quickly loses its appeal when you have to remove handfuls of wet petals from the drain.

To get the same benefits without the stress, you should fill an old sock with aromatic herbs and tie it on top. This will create the effect of a tea bag. Place the sock in the water and wait for a while. A relaxing aromatic bath is ready - and you won't have to clean up the mess later.

Pillow warmer

Pillow warmers can soothe sore muscles or help keep you warm on a chilly day, but there's no reason to spend money on something you can make from scrap materials. Take an old sock, preferably a long one, and fill it with dry rice, buckwheat, or other cereal. Tie the end and then put it in the microwave for a few minutes.

Life hack for glasses

A hard case is the best choice when it comes to protecting your glasses, but a sock will do in an emergency. If you throw your glasses in a bag without protection, the lenses are likely to get scratched and damaged after contact with other things. However, a sock can act as a simple barrier to ensure protection from minor damage.

Life hack for drivers

There are many crevices in cars where dirt can accumulate, but a sock can help you reach these areas during deep cleaning. Rags, sponges, and large brushes will come in handy when cleaning the flat parts of the car, but try wearing a sock to clean the crevices. Spray it with detergent and get to work.

It may seem a little strange at first, but it's one of the most convenient ways to deal with dust between the grilles in the air vents, buildup on the steering wheel, and sticky center console from cups and drinks.

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