5 Creative Ways to Organize Your Sock Drawer in 2023

...and why you might want to try it.


With Spring right around the corner, lots of us are feeling inspired to improve our spaces, declutter, and set ourselves up for success.

Those of us who wear compression obviously realize the importance of legwear.

So let’s talk about the space dedicated to your collection. Your sock drawer may often fall victim to the out-of-sight-out-of-mind complex, but an hour of organization can relieve stress and save you time getting ready in the morning. Not having an organized sock drawer often results in much more space being used than needed.

A well-organized sock drawer may mean you get to expand your sock collection. Use these tips to organize your sock drawer, so you’ll always be able to find what you need.

socks organized in rows using fabric dividers

Use drawer organizers or dividers 

One of the most effective ways to organize your sock drawer is to divide it into smaller compartments.

Options for dividers are endless. Choose from square, rectangle, and honeycomb-shaped dividers. For a custom fit, you can DIY your organizers using old cardboard boxes. That way, it will perfectly fit the shape of your sock drawer.

After you’ve placed your organizers into the sock drawer, decide how you want to organize your socks – by type, color, or length.

Hang Your Socks

Tight on space in your dresser? No problem.

Hanging your socks can be a great alternative for a sock drawer. You can get a simple, clear hanging organizer to keep in your closet.

Often used for jewelry, these organizers are convenient since they’re clear. You’ll be able to see all your socks without having to rummage through a drawer. You can make a hanging organizer yourself with garment bags and hangers.

Some people will even use office equipment, like pen holders, and attached them to their closet walls with Command™ strips.

socks stored in hanging pockets
labeled sock bins

Use labeled bins or baskets

Add some labels to bins and baskets to help you organize larger sock collections.

Smaller bins or baskets may fit in a drawer, if not you can put them in your closet or under your bed to save more space.

 Try organizing your socks by type, color, length, or occasion. Keep your most used socks in a bin front and center, so you don’t have to rummage through any other bins while getting dressed.

Fold and stack your socks

Military fold

1. Lay your socks on top of each other with the toes facing up.

 2. Starting from the toes, tightly roll the socks up towards the cuff.

3. Take the outer cuff and fold it back over the rolled portion, creating a tight bundle.

 4. Place the precise bundles in your drawer.


Fold and tuck

1. Place both socks on a flat surface with one sock on top of the other, the heels of the socks facing up.

2. Fold over the top of the cuffs of the socks about halfway.

3. Take the toe end of the socks and fold them over to meet the folded over cuffs, tucking the toes of the socks into the cuffs.

close up of woman rolling socks into tight rolls
neatly folded sigvaris compression socks

Square fold

1. Place one sock on a flat surface, heel facing up.

2. Place the matching sock on top of the first one, also with the heel facing up, making a cross shape.

3. Fold the bottom sock's toe over the cross shape, tucking it inside.

4. Fold the cuff of both socks over.

5. The result should be a square shape with two cuffs sticking out.

6. Fold one cuff and tuck it inside.

7. Flip the square and tuck the other cuff inside.


Fold for knee-length socks

1. Place two socks on top of each other.

2. Divide the socks into 3 equal sections.

3. Fold the socks into thirds, starting from the toes.

4. Stand the folded socks up on their folded end.

Use vacuum-seal bags

Lastly, you can use vacuum-seal bags to save space in your sock drawer.

 Vacuum sealed storage works particularly well if you have a lot of seasonal socks. You probably won’t need your long wool socks in July, so store them away until they’re needed again.

 Vacuum storing your socks is helpful because you can save a serious amount of space in your sock drawer. Additionally, your high-quality socks will be protected against dust and moisture while they aren’t being used.

Here are some tips for vacuum sealing your socks:

 ● Make sure your socks are clean and dry before sealing.
 ● Use clothing-specific vacuum seal bags.
 ● Roll your socks instead of folding them to save even more space.
 ● Be sure to label your bags, so you know where to find everything.
 ● Store the bags in a cool, dry place.

close up of a vacuum pressed against a vacuum seal storage bag

Why is compression important during pregnancy?

Wearing graduated compression during your pregnancy can help improve feelings of leg discomfort you may experience. This should be an enjoyable time so it's important to feel well!

Here are the main reasons why compression is so important during pregnancy:

For comfort

The swelling (known as edema) during pregnancy is uncomfortable to say the least. It can also lead to cramps, itching, burning, or other types of pain. Wearing compression socks during pregnancy is one of the best ways to stay comfortable throughout this time.

For support

The support you receive when you have the right level of compression can make pregnancy more comfortable for you, as well as help to improve circulation. This will give you a boost in energy so you can continue to do the things you've always done.

For veins

No one wants varicose veins, but pregnancy can increase the risk of developing them. They can be uncomfortable, too. Wearing medical grade compression is an effective way of helping to prevent varicose veins from developing as a result of pregnancy conditions.

Support the walls of your veins from bulging due to decreased ability to move blood back to the heart. Compression socks help the valves move the blood more effectively in that direction.

For prevention

Changing hormone levels during pregnancy can make you more susceptible to blood clots, but the proper level of compression can help prevent clotting and help to protect you from a DVT event. 

sigvaris compression socks neatly arranged in a sock drawer

Hopefully, you’re feeling inspired to start your spring cleaning early by creatively organizing your sock drawer.

One benefit of having a well-organized sock drawer can help you stay consistent in wearing compression socks. Regularly wearing compression socks can help improve symptoms of CVD, help prevent the development of spider and varicose veins, and help to relieve discomfort from leg swelling.

 If your sock drawer is looking a little bare these days, shop our collection to give your wardrobe some life this year.

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