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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 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 7:14PM
There are several useful things that a sock can be used for, i.e. washing your car, dusting, scrubbing sinks, etc., waxing your car, waxing floors, waxing wave boards, cover children's hands and arms when outside playing in chilly weather( cut the toes off an use them like leggings, except when they get dirty you can throw them away) etc.
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 1, 2012 6:33PM
Been using this trick for years....laughed when I saw Gabby do it in season 1 of "Desperate Housewives".
May 1, 2012 5:28PM
special9: my daughters both do the same & have been for years!! they are 18 & 12...so much easier on us anyway...& cute.Smile
May 1, 2012 5:26PM

It can also be used to help needy animals...http://ohappysock.blogspot.com/

May 1, 2012 5:16PM
I've longed used my newly-single sports sox as wrist sweatbands.Just cut off the toes to make a tube. Cheaper than the ones the tennis players use, but I'm not so worried about sweat dripping down my arms to my hands as I am  sweat  getting into my eyes. I just reach up with the back of my hand and don't have to worry about the bug repellant and/or sunscreen on my hands getting into my eyes.
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