How to Fold Socks: The Best Way for Every Type of Sock

There are almost as many ways to fold and pack a pair of socks as there are brands and styles of socks. It can be a simple and easy process, or it can become a more complex, almost meditative process that will leave you with a satisfying stack of neatly folded socks.

As such, there is no real ‘best’ way to fold a pair of socks… so you should choose the method that is quickest and easiest for you to do, or the method that allows your very tall drawer organized and easy on the eyes.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some popular methods for folding different types of socks, and make your sock drawer look like Marie Kondo herself.

How to Fold Regular Socks Properly

First, let’s take a step-by-step look at the easiest way to fold regular socks that’s perfect for stacking and if you’re in a hurry: the one-step method. just fold. This really is the fastest and easiest way to fold your socks.

  1. Lay out the socks on a flat surface and place one on top of the other
  2. Grab both socks by the cuff
  3. Fold the cuffs so they are now lined up with your toes
  4. Stack them in your drawer

This method is perfect for easy everyday wear with your standard long socks, like these socks from BOSS George. While there are more advanced methods, the classics never die.

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How to Fold Socks to Save Space

If you want to make sure your socks stay neatly packed together and save loads of space at the same time, then look no further than the military method.

  1. Lay your socks on top of each other
  2. From the toe, tightly roll the socks up to the hem
  3. Take the outer hem and fold it back and over the roll, creating a tight bundle
  4. Place the precision bundles in your drawer

¿ Why not try this clever method with these iconic Tommy Hilfiger socks? Be careful though: using this method for an extended period of time may compromise the strength of the elastic in your sock cuffs. But, if you are looking to save space, there is no better way.

How to Fold Ankles and No Show Socks

We already mentioned it in the introduction, but Marie Kondo’s neat and space-saving folding methods have taken the world by storm. For the storm. Fortunately, they’re also extremely easy to put into practice, especially when it comes to folding socks. This also works for all common length sock types. This is the KonMari method for no-show and ankle socks:

  1. Lay socks on top of each other
  2. Visually divide socks into 3 sections
  3. Make 3 folds, from the toe up, keeping them lined up with all 3.
  4. Place the folded socks neatly in their “sweet spot”
  5. Repeat until your sock pattern is MUCH more organized and easier on the eyes
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Grab a pair of these delicious Calvin Klein Deangelo socks and try this clever method!

How to Fold Knee-Length and Knee-Length Socks knee

These longer socks can be a little tricky to fold and keep clean, but follow this second method from Marie Kondo and you’ll have your longer socks neatly tucked away in your drawer like a small collection of sushi rolls :

  1. Lay them on top of each other
  2. Fold them in half – grab the toes and fold them up until the cuffs
  3. Roll them tightly (from the folded end)
  4. Pack in your drawer

How to fold socks for a gift

If you’re giving away a pair of socks, you’ll want to grab a small square gift box and have your best folding skills ready – we’ll walk you through the slightly more complex, but very professional looking ‘square method’:

  1. Flatten each sock so that the heels are facing up
  2. Lay them one on top of the other in a cross pattern, one heel on top of the other
  3. Flip the toe of the bottom sock up and in, tucking it into the other side
  4. Fold the edge of the bottom sock over, but don’t tuck it in yet!
  5. Repeat step 3 for the bottom sock. top sock
  6. And then repeat step 4 – you should now have a square shape with 2 cuffs sticking out
  7. Take the first cuff and fold it back and under the other cuff
  8. Take the last fist and m Put it in the pocket created by the folded socks
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This is certainly a more complex method, but it looks very professional and is perfect for making your sock gift that much more special. It’s also a great way to keep your own socks stacked in your drawer, making it incredibly easy to see the patterns and colors in your socks.

Which method will you try?

There are, of course, MANY other methods for folding socks, but these are just a few of our favorites at Pants&

Why not tell us about your favorite methods in the comments below?

Remember, for other pants and socks tips, tricks, and insights, keep up with our Blog iconic below the belt.

And, if you’re itching for a new pair of socks to try these methods, you can find all the socks you could want on our main site and browse from our sock home page.

Now, get to folding! Do you want to impress Marie or not?


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