If you use socks as good as Smiley socks, they’ll probably last you a pretty long time but when taken for granted, even the best socks lose guard. We have put this list together to help you get the best out of your Smileys so that they can continue to be of service for a long time to come.
- Don’t tie them together
You know that thing you do when you keep your socks in their pairs, you make a knot out of them to make sure you don’t lose one of them, stop it. It may be a faster and more convenient approach but over time, it will cause your socks to misshapen and lose their elasticity. Instead, fold the socks together so they keep their shape.
- Keep your toenails trimmed
Do you know how holes magically appear in your socks?? Well, there is no magic after all. Every time you put on your socks, your nails press on the fabric and make a small hole and every wear expands that hole until you can see it and then more and more until the whole world can see it too.
- Don’t wash them with the rest of your clothes
If you throw your socks in the machine with the rest of your clothes, their fate is usually one or all of the following; other clothes pull on the fabric and cause lints, the tumble wears off the elastic.
- Don’t iron them
Keep the heat away from your socks. The more heat the fabrics of your socks are exposed to, the less snuggly it feels when you put them on.
- Hang them out to dry
If you want to increase the lifespan of your socks, avoid the last-minute clean-up, wringing, and whatever else you do to make your socks ‘wash and wear’. Of course, this is easier when you have an extra pair.