Folding Laundry: Socks

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It's important, when folding laundry, not to fold the elastic part of your socks together, because it will quickly loosen the elasticity. Learn some tips for folding socks from a house cleaner in this free housekeeping video. View Video Transcript

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Melody Mooney

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Hello, I'm Melody Mooney, and today I'm going to teach you how to fold your laundry. So, let's start at the beginning, at the bottom, with your socks! Now, I grabbed a pair of socks, and what you want to do, you know, you have a tendency to roll them over like this. Don't do that! I read from a sock manufacturer that it will actually loosen the elastic and your socks will go bad quicker. So, grab a pair of socks like this, take them heel, and get a flat surface. I always do my folding on my kitchen table, but you can do it on your bed or the floor. So, there you go, first pair of socks lined up at the heel. What I'm going to start doing is I'm going to start rolling from the toe, so here we go. Just roll like so, keep it flat, and there you have it. Now, you can store it in your drawer like this. I go one step further, and I put a little tiny rubber band around it, just so it keeps it neat like that. So, that would go in your drawer. Now, let's do it one more time. Pair of socks, flat surface, heel to heel with the socks. Now I'm going to start rolling again from the toe. Rolling, rolling...and there it is! You can store it right next to it in the drawer. Look at how neat that is. So there you have it - a new tip how to fold, or roll your socks!