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Tuesday Tip | Make a no-sew rice sock

If you have some random orphan socks at your house, use them to make a microwaveable rice sock.

These are so great to put on a sore muscle, and they work especially well around your neck.

And you can freeze them to use for calming down an inflamed muscle.

Also, even if you don’t have a sore muscle, they’re great for warming you up in the winter.   Sometimes I heat one up and put it around my neck just because I’m feeling cold.

There are a lot of more aesthetic ways you can make these, but I just go for easy and quick.

  1. Use a wide-mouth funnel to fill a single sock about 3/4 full with rice (too full and it’ll be too stiff to conform to your body)
  2. Tie the end off with a rubber band.
  3. Cover the rice sock with one more sock (no need to rubber band this one.)

I like to have a double sock layer because that way I can easily remove the outer sock for washing purposes, and I don’t have to worry about emptying the rice.

Also, the outer sock will keep rice from spilling out, should the inner sock sprout a hole.

For what it’s worth, I’ve only filled mine with white rice, not brown. My guess is that the brown rice would start to smell funky after a while due to the oils going rancid.

So, I’d suggest that you stick with white, which is cheaper anyway!

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Wednesday 14th of November 2018

How simply brilliant. Do you add a glass of water when you heat it up?


Wednesday 14th of November 2018

I never have!


Tuesday 13th of November 2018

Orphan socks...I like that! :) This sounds like a great idea, as I've had a stiff neck as of late. I did this one year with shelled corn inside, and wasn't very careful about storing them. (we live in an old farm house that is not very "tight") I got them out one day, only to find that the cupboard I had stashed them in, out in the laundry, had been visited by a mouse. Holy socks!! This was a good reminder to store them in a sealed container.

Kitten Konnoisseur

Tuesday 13th of November 2018

These are great to make for shelters! They’re used for orphaned neonates who can’t regulate their body temperatures

Mrs. Picky Pincher

Tuesday 13th of November 2018

Ooh I love the idea of using orphan socks for these! I've always sacrificed a sock before to make these and never thought to (duh) look for a renegade sock. :)


Tuesday 13th of November 2018


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