Socks have a peculiar tendency to take longer to dry than other garments (they were certainly one of the more challenging elements of last year's Hand Luggage Only experiment on Lifehacker). If you need them to dry in a hurry, a hair straightener may be a solution.
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Lifehacker reader Joshua T wrote in with this to-the-point tip:
Here is my ingenious tip for drying wet socks:
Wet socks + Hair straightener = dry socks in under 10 mins.
Girlfriends may not approve.
My hair's already irredeemably straight, so I haven't tested this personally, but (girlfriend wrath aside) it sounds less risky than draping a damp sock over a lampshade. If you've got another alternative sock-drying trick, tell us all in the comments. Thanks Joshua!