How do I keep my socks in perfect condition?
After you receive your splendor, you naturally want to enjoy it for as long as possible. All moms know this all along, of course, but here are some tips from us.
- Cold washing
- Do not iron, do dry
- Keep your socks flat
- Washing inside out
- Keep the feet together
- Wash by color
- Do not use bleach
- Buy quality socks
1. Cold washing is golden
Wash the socks as cold as possible, preferably at up to 30 degrees. This keeps them in nice shape and does not shrink.
2. Do not iron, do let dry
No idea who has time to iron socks, but we want to say it anyway: don’t iron your socks. What you may do is let them dry on a drying rack. Do not put them in the dryer, they will fade faster and may shrink.
3. Store your socks flat
Perhaps this sounds crazy, but keeping your socks flat is better for form. Crumpling them up in a ball or folded together causes them to get out of shape.
4. Washing inside out
The sweat from your sweaty feet is so nicely carried away by the washing machine. The print is also less likely to deteriorate.
5. Keep the feet together
If you are not careful for a moment, your washing machine will eat your favorite pair just like that. No one wants to be alone, including your socks. Use a laundry bag for your socks and your socks will live happily ever after (together).
6. Wash by color
You probably try to separate your laundry into color and white as much as possible. Do the same with socks, don’t throw your beautiful white pair with the green and blue pairs.
7. Don’t be a layman, don’t use bleach
Bleach and socks are the greatest enemies. The yarn is thus affected which will eventually result in holes in your socks. No one wants that.
8. Always buy quality
Quality socks will last for years, especially if you apply the tips above. Socks with a higher percentage of cotton, such as Sokkies (>80%), are comfortable for a long time.
In a nutshell
Long story, short summary: wash cold and use as little heat as possible. Treat your socks with love, they will do the same in return for your feet.