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Reuse Old Socks

One of the most important ways of maintaining a green lifestyle is to reuse items and get as much use out of them as possible.  For instance, what do you do when your socks get holes in them?  Or when the washing machine seems to make just one sock magically disappear?  Don't throw out those old, holey, or mismatched socks yet!   There might be a little more life in them.  There are many ways to reuse an old sock and get the most out of it.


Dust with them.   Put them on your hand like a glove, and wipe dust off furniture.  It's the easiest way to dust, in my opinion!  Wash the sock, reuse, and dust all over again.  

Sock puppets.  Everyone loves a sock puppet!  All you really need is some extra fabric, buttons, etc.  

In place of rope for gardening.   Cut them up and use them to tie tomato plants on to stakes.  

Ice pack wrap.  Put an ice pack in it for an injury so you don't have to put something so cold directly on your skin.  

Put catnip in them and sew it closed.  Let your cat go crazy with it!

Make a rice sock. Get rid of those aches and pains!

Make a dog toy.  Tie a few together and you can play tug o' war!