- 30°C degree rule
- Good old-fashioned washing line
- How to wash woolen socks?
- Single lonely sock mystery
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Wash your socks right! It’s always good to have a little reminder on how to properly wash your socks so that your socks would last longer and you would have less holes to patch.
30°C degree rule
Did you put your socks in the washing machine, and they came out a size or two smaller? Ahh, the sock fairy suffered a heatstroke! You shouldn’t wash socks in water hotter than 30°C! Ensure that you follow the instructions on the care label very carefully, but the rule of thumb is to wash cotton socks, knee highs, and tights at 30°C. However, you can wash solid colour cotton socks in water up to 40 degrees.
Good old-fashioned washing line
We know for sure that socks do not like to be tumble-dried! Thus, to keep their shape and size, you should hang them on a washing line in an old-fashioned way.
How to wash woolen socks?
Woolen socks, including those containing merino wool, are better off hand-washed. If you do wish to machine-wash them, the temperature should be no higher than 30°C, and they should not be tumble dried. The same applies to angora wool and brushed acrylic socks.
Single lonely sock mystery
And then there is the age-old question: why do socks disappear from the washing machine? Have you wondered if there is a hungry monster that likes to snack on a single sock every now and then? In fact, the mystery was solved long ago – socks can slide into the washing machine door seal and into the machine. If you put socks into a machine with a duvet cover, they can hide in that. One way to avoid socks going missing is to tie two socks together. You could also put socks into the washing machine in a washing bag, to be on the safe side.
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