Another reason to keep those unmatched socks

PREVIOUSLY I mentioned the abundance of my three children’s unmatched single socks, enough to line every second one of Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection.

Instead of throwing them out, Dr Tony Marshal from Frankston, Vic, suggests I use them clinically.

In situations where a tubular bandage is required promptly, cut off the tip of a child’s sock and use its sleeve.

It is useful as a temporary measure for a sprained knee or for extra support over a swollen limb joint. And the snazzy designs leave commercial bandages looking decidedly drab.