#628 Peeling your socks off under the sheets

Skip the shock.

People, we’ve chatted before about how bad your feet have it. Face it, they’ve been through a lot today so there’s no need to nail them with a blast of cold air before bed. Instead, just tuck them in tightly, tuck them in rightly, and peel off your socks using only your feet when you’re warm and comfy under the sheets.

Don’t worry — you can collect the sweaty sock mounds from the foot of your bed tomorrow.

Sweet dreams.


(Thanks to PC Mag for voting us one of the best blogs of 2009!)

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37 responses to “#628 Peeling your socks off under the sheets

  1. When i am dead tired, when the aircon is on, when i am about to fall asleep. yes it’s awesome! XD

  2. That’s so true! Especially when I got cold and I want to warm-up my feet a little bit I always try to sleep in socks on. Sometimes I decide that it’s too hot out there and I peel them of without getting up. That relief is AWESOME!

    btw.: Thanks to PC Mag I found this blog! :>

  3. Suz

    Oh my word I *love* this one. Every night. It’s so good in winter when I am chilly right when I get into bed but slowly get warm under the covers… then I get just a *teensy* bit too hot and the undercover sock-peel puts me at the absolute perfect temperature and I can drift off to sleep… awesome.

  4. Jessica

    Sometimes the most awesome part of these awesome things is finding out that other people love these same little awesome things!!! I didn’t know anyone else took such pleasure in taking their socks off in bed, and I always was a little embarrassed when I belted out a song while thinking “it’s like the song was written for me!” NO MORE – I will simply enjoy the awesomeness!!

  5. Kristina

    Yes! The sock peel is such a good thing; it ties with the big stretch before the husband takes up his side. Awesome.

  6. I wear my socks to bed though. My feet get cold at night.

  7. Katie

    This is one of my absolute favourites by far ! Just did it, before opening this site. Keep going on !

  8. I always have to kick the little “sock balls” out from the bottom of the bed. God knows if I don’t, the pair will never be a pair again. A lot can get lost in my blankets.

  9. I do this every night! Although I don’t always collect my socks in the morning. ;)

  10. Greg

    I have to agree that finding people agreeing of these awesome things is … AWESOME.

    While we’re on the feet subject, grabbing something with your feet because you’re either lazy or skilled is also awesome !

  11. This action really is awesome, especially on cold days, just reading this made me smile!

  12. LauraHelen

    I have to assume that it’s even better when you’ve got crab-eyed toes…

    • LauraHelen

      Ya know, just cuz they can grip the sock and have a complete yank rather than the peel down and then skootch method that normal toes have.

  13. :/ not for me… I kinda like cold feet.

  14. Natalie

    My husband always laughs at how many sock balls are on my side of the bed!

  15. Audrey Ruth

    This is one of the best feelings ever, especially if you have soft flannel sheets.

    And yes, yes it is better with the crab-eyed toes.

  16. I only clear that sock pile every week or two… guess that shows you how often I do laundry…. or vacumn….

  17. This is exactly what I do with my socks every night! I love your blog, wouldn’t miss an update! I say write the book! What feels scary and joyful at the same time has to turn out well. Jump in with both feet!


  18. Ellin

    Lol, I do this :)

  19. Heather

    As a kid, when my mom would make me bring my sheets to the laundry room at the end of the week, i’d *always* have 14 sock bundles at the end of the bed.

    I do now without even thinking. this is golden.

  20. Monica

    I have actually developed a good system for this. You know how if you wear the socks you’ve been wearing all day to bed, they’re slightly damp, and then get cold because they’re damp? Well I generally put on a fresh pair before i go to bed, then kick them off in the night. and voila! in the morning, i have a pair of dry socks to put on right from the floor in the morning! the cycle is complete!

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  22. Joanne

    or having your husband peel your socks off under the sheets and cheering him on as he does it =) awesome

  23. wendywithaurora

    I roll, then crab-claw, then quick flip them out of the bed so they’re not in my way while I sleep and I smile for I just accomplished an amazing feat!

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  31. Steve Jobs

    Umm it’s 2013 PC Mag! Oh yeah and I’m alive!

  32. Miller Putnam

    That’s funny my brother does that all the time

  33. I cannot sleep with socks on at all, and usually they come off as soon as my shoes do. I used to sleep with socks on, back in the day, but then I’d wake up and they would be off my feet and I’d have to search for them. Most of the time they were under my pillow.

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