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A New Use for That Mateless Sock

By Real Simple Magazine Apr 24, 2012 7:18PM

Have a sock whose mate is M.I.A.? Once you’re sure it’s officially gone (and not just hiding in with the sheets and towels), use the remaining sock to help you clean around the house. Simply slip the sock on your hand (and with a little dusting spray) you can clean up your furniture in no time.

Then once you’re done dusting, toss the sock back in with the laundry to be washed and used again.

Photo: Courtesy of Real Simple.


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May 1, 2012 11:24AM
orrrr get all white or all black socks and then no matter what you have matching socks
May 1, 2012 7:41PM

Wait, what?


That's it?


Someone got paid by the hour or by the piece for this article?


Did I miss the buttons to click to get to a NEW use of a mateless sock?


WOW. Riveting. So glad this was posted on the front page of MSN.

May 1, 2012 7:35PM
i think the red hot chili peppers have found the best use for the lone sock
May 1, 2012 2:08PM
I've been doing that for years.  I also recycle socks with holes in them and use for dusting and the like.
May 1, 2012 4:25PM
My daughter wears non matching sock every day anyway so I can't claim a single.  She thinks it's funny.  She is a senior in high school.
May 1, 2012 6:58PM

Duh.  We have a whole cabinet full of stray and holey socks

we have used to clean for years. 

May 2, 2012 1:15AM
...Is this article for real? That's all there is? Try Harder, damn.
May 1, 2012 10:03PM
Wow!  It can be used as a cleaning rag!  That's just so excellent!!  Glad I clicked on to this article.
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