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Photo: Africa Studio (Shutterstock) Socks may come into this world as a pair, but they almost always leave this world alone. Luckily, you don’t necessarily need to toss out socks that are missing their perfect match, or stretched-out, or threadbare, or hole-y. From cleaning your home to craft supplies for your kids, there are plenty of ingenious ways to repurpose old socks. Not only will you get a totally new use out of them, but you’ll be avoiding unnecessary textile waste. If your sock drawer has turned into a sock purgatory, here are a ridiculous number of hacks that will give your tired socks new life. Ways to use old socks while cleaning Sure, hole-filled socks make excellent rags—grab some scissors cut up your sock into a flat rag—but they can also be so much more. Here are some other reasons to include old socks among your cleaning supplies. (And once your sock reaches the end of its life as a rag or otherwise, look into local textile recycling programs in order to to dispose of it.) Dusting mitt: Throw a sock over your hand and use it as a dusting mitt to get into all those hard-to-reach surfaces around your house. This one is especially useful to clean shutters and blinds. DIY Swiffer: If you have a Swiffer, you can slip a sock over where the Swiffer pads normally go. If you don’t have a Swiffer, you can slip a sock over a yardstick to clean underneath your […]