- A Dust Rag: slip a sock over your hand, spritz on a fine misting of water or a little dust spray or furniture polish and go to town. Soft socks won't scratch computer screens and your hands stay clean.
- Polish Rag: a little shoe polish or Vaseline for your patent shoes puts a shine on in no time.
- Drink Sleeve: instead of those wasteful paper sleeves from your favorite coffee shop, slip on a homemade one. Cut the top off and slip over hot drinks to protect your hands; slipped over iced drinks, the cozies absorb the condensation and keep your drinks cooler longer
- Change Purse: after cutting off the top for a drink sleeve, use the footed part to catch coins. Sew a zipper or a piece of velcro across the top.
- Sock Monkey: two colorful single socks can be paired up to make a sock monkey. Find instructions here.
- Heating or Cooling Pad: filled with rice or beans and sewn shut, an old sock becomes a great heating or cooling pad. To use as a cooling pad, place in the freezer for a few hours; to use as a heating pad, dampen with water and place in the microwave for one minute.
- Draft Dodger: a long sock filled with rice or beans, as above, can also be placed against the bottom of a drafty door or window to block cold air from whistling in.
- Eyeglass Case: slip your sunglasses inside a sock to keep them from getting scratched.
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