How to Fold Custom Socks to Save Space

Do you often leave your socks tucked away in a corner of your room, or can’t find another one? If this is your problem, read this article carefully.

To make your room tidier and your life easier, we will share with you some simple ways to fold your socks and keep your sock drawer organized.

How To Fold Custom Socks: 5 Tips

Folding is the first step to keeping your drawers organized. The most important thing is to know how to store your socks and prevent them from becoming disorganized. We will show you how to organize socks in your wardrobe and drawers.

Folding Them into A Square

One of the most space-saving ways to fold your socks is to fold them into squares. This can be slightly more complicated, but it’s worth the effort to save some space.

Here are the exact steps for it:

  • Lay the socks on top of each other and create a cross shape.
  • Flip each side of the bottom sock over the top and tuck in the toe.
  • Now, flip the two sides of the top sock over the bottom.
  • Tuck in the tops of the two socks between the folds.

You should now have a perfect square.

When the socks are folded in this way, they can be easily stacked in your drawers and won’t take up much space.

Rolling-up Military Style

If you prefer to roll up your socks, then this is the best way to roll them up to save space. This method is much easier than it sounds and rolled-up socks don’t take up too much space in a drawer or suitcase.

Here are the exact steps it takes:

  • Place your socks on a flat surface and stack them on top of each other, making sure they are facing the same direction.
  • Start rolling your socks upwards from the toes.
  • Once you reach the top, tuck your fingers into the inside of the outer sock.
  • While grasping the inside of the sock, pull the outside edge out, down and around. Essentially, you are using the outside sock to wrap both socks into a ball.
  • Tuck the top of the sock neatly into the ball and you are done.

This method is very quick and easy and not only saves space in your sock drawer but also doesn’t take much of your time.

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Marie Kondo, organizing consultant and TV presenter, shows how to fold socks to save space and keep your sock drawer tidy in her TV special.

Best of all, the KonMari sock folding method is very simple and takes just one second to complete.

Here are the exact steps it takes:

  • Lay the socks flat and stack them on top of each other. Make sure they are facing the same direction.
  • Fold them into thirds.
  • Store the socks upright in the drawer.

If you have high socks, fold them in half and then in half again. You can also use the same method to fold your tights. For ankle socks, simply fold them in half and stand them upright.

By storing your socks in this way you will not only save space, but you will also be able to find a pair of socks more easily when you need them.

Crossing The Socks

If you want to fold your socks up neatly but don’t want to go for the first method, you can try this one.

Here are its exact steps:

  • Lay the socks flat and stack them together. This time, make sure the heels are facing up.
  • Fold the cuff end forward, about halfway.
  • Fold the toe end towards the cuff end.
  • Tuck the two toe ends into the top of the cuff.
  • Once folded, you can either fold these socks together or you can leave them upright for easy access to the socks.

Using this method, you will get the same square, but it won’t take much time.

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For The Lazy

If you don’t want to spend a lot of time sorting out your socks, then you can choose this method. It is definitely the easiest way to do it.

Here are the exact steps it takes:

  • Lay the socks flat and fold them together.
  • Fold in half.
  • Your socks are now ready to be stacked on top of each other. Or you can stand them up on their sides so that you can easily find and grab the socks you want.

This method is suitable for short socks, high socks and even ankle socks. Of course, it can also be used for men’s or women’s socks.


How To Fold Thick Socks?

The five methods listed above are perfect for folding most socks. However, for thicker socks, we can choose this method. It is very similar to the “Crossing the Socks” technique listed above.

Here are the steps.

  1. Place the socks on a flat surface with the heel facing upwards. For this method, separate the socks.
  2. Take the cuff of one sock and fold it in half.
  3. Take the toe end of that sock and fold it towards the cuff end.
  4. Take that folded sock and place it on top of the other sock – right in the middle.
  5. Now, fold the cuff upwards over the first folded sock. The cuff end should be on the edge of the middle folded sock. Essentially, you are creating a sock sandwich here.
  6. Fold the toe end of the sock up and towards the cuff.
  7. Tuck the toe end into the cuff.

This method is ideal for thick socks as it does not stretch the elastic or the toe, which helps your socks to be more durable.

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How To Organize a Sock Drawer

As well as folding your socks, it is also important to learn how to organize them.

According to the color

Group your folded socks by color and put socks of the same or similar color together so that we can easily find the color we need each time. For example, white socks, dark socks and colored socks can be grouped into several groups.

If there are a lot of colored socks, you can also group them by blue, yellow, green or patterned socks.

According to the purpose

You can group your socks according to the occasions they are used, such as a group of socks for school, a group of socks for winter, a group of stockings, a group of boat socks, a group of sports socks, etc.

You can also put the socks that you wear regularly on the outside of the drawer to make them easier to reach, and the socks that you don’t wear often on the inside of the drawer.

Use Drawer Dividers

One of the best ways to store your socks is to use drawer dividers. Dividers will help to keep your pairs organized and easy to access. You can find many options in online shops. Just make sure the divider sets fit inside your drawers.


Using these methods to organize and re-organize your sock drawer will save you time and frustration by making it easier to find your favorite socks every day. Take care of your socks and they will take care of your feet.


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