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7 Creative Reuses for Socks

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Have some extra socks lying around not getting much use? Pain reliever, pet toy and hair curler are just some of the alternative roles socks can play. Scroll through for seven creative transformations.

Transformation #1 — Pain Reliever

Stuff some rice in an old sock, put it in the microwave for a minute, and use to soothe an ache. Or lay it on your neck for some extra warmth on a cold night.

Transformation #2 — Hair Curler

Skip the hair-damaging heat and electrical costs of a curling iron and turn instead to a sock! Amazingly, the latter option can create some very pretty curls. This video may knock your socks off.

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people in her life. She loves to write and talk about environmental issues, healthy living, and women's rights. Beyond that, her interests change daily, but eating and cooking vegetarian food is always a favorite.


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12:28AM PDT on Aug 30, 2013

Thanks for the ideas...I usually use them for rags.

6:04AM PST on Nov 16, 2012

Thanks. I really like that wrist warmer idea.

9:30AM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Thank you

5:23PM PDT on Aug 12, 2012


1:26PM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

The sock bun is totally true, woke up with beautiful curls =)

4:53PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

I actually made wrist warmers from a cute pair I had that got worn down, I love ´em

4:58AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

Great ideas, thank you...

4:16AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012


9:21PM PDT on Aug 8, 2012

I love the "sock bun".

3:26PM PDT on Aug 8, 2012


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