+1 on the "sock sausage" - keeps the pair together without any damageI guess you could call it "rolled," although not in a ball. After pairing them flat, I fold them at the heels. Then I insert the folded end into one of the stockings and pull it over the two as a sort of sheath. The finished package is like an elongated "sock sausage" which stacks pretty neatly in my sock/underwear drawer. To separate, I just pull the elastic ends apart, which are together at the open end of the "sausage."
Do you roll your socks? How do you store your socks? Flat? In half? Rolled into a ball?
Do you roll your socks?I'm trying to find a step to make them last longer.
On executing the royal fold: "We turn the sock inside out and then pull the toe through halfway and make sure it's nice and straight. It has a sense of niceness to it, I think."I fold mine at the heel and roll them.
Apparently, there's a technique called the "royal fold" that is what valets are trained to do.
I don't know that the method of folding or rolling would have any impact on the durability.
I felt the same way when I got out of the Army and store mine as you do, but in only two drawers.I felt it was my duty to serve during the cold war, but once discharged, I wanted nothing to do with rolling socks, underwear etc. I fold socks in half and store them stacked in four drawers built into my closet. They are sorted by color and material (cotton, merino). One drawer is for casual socks and three are for dress socks. I have so many because I never match socks to pants, but socks to tie, pocket square and this takes a lot of colors.
I'm not sure why but almost 40 years later I still fold all of my clothes (when I fold them that is) exactly like I was taught in basic training EXCEPT for my socks. I just lay one on top of the other and fold them over tucking one inside the other.once discharged, I wanted nothing to do with rolling socks, underwear etc.