When you have a sock that has lost its mate, such as a blue one (where on Earth did I get a blue sock?), you can turn it into a wonderful heat or cold pack.
Simply select a cotton sock, make sure there aren’t any holes in it, and pour in some uncooked rice–however much you want.
Tie the top of the sock around itself, do ya know how I mean?
Voila! In 30 seconds, you’ve given a sock a new purpose and have created a very handy item.
Keep one or two in the freezer for when you need a nice cool pack. If you tend to rough out the summers without air conditioning, putting one of these cold packs on your head as you fall asleep could cool you down just enough to do the job.
When you need heat, put one in the microwave for 90 seconds to 2 minutes. It will be hot, so be careful! You can apply it to sore muscles or put it under the covers at the foot of your bed before you get in on frosty nights.
When you want to wash your sock, empty the rice into a container, throw the sock into the laundry and fill it when it’s dry.
How many of you use these rice packs?