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Here’s my simple-living, green, thrifty tip of the day:

Don’t want to darn socks? Me, either.

I’m not sure my family would wear them, anyway, as used to smooth, fluffy textures as everyone is.

But I don’t just toss them in the trash, ether. Waste of money, waste of fabric, etc., etc., right?

So I pull out my trusty sewing scissors and give them a couple of snips.

I clip once across the sock, going up from the “point” of the heel.

For my anklets, I then just discard the remaining elastic band portion. For athletic socks, this divides them into two.

I’ve also been cutting off the toe-tips. This helps them lay flat, removes the toe seam, and allows them more free water flow in the wash. This is strictly optional.

These little cloths have a wide range of uses:

  • Baby diaper wipes
  • Family cloth wipes
  • Dish cloths (not a drying towel, but instead of a sponge for washing)
  • Handkerchief
  • Cleaning cloth – windows, etc.
  • Dedicated shoe-shine cloth
  • Eyeglass or computer screen cleaner (used appropriately)
  • I’m sure you can come up with your own unique uses, in your particular situation

You can just toss them in the wash… With your diapers, or your regular white load, depending. A few little cloths don’t add greatly to your washing burden.

If I had access to my sewing machines, I’d serge up the edges, as certain socks are starting to unravel at the cut edges. (Why some and not others remains a mystery).


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