Sock philosophy: the sock monster. Why do our socks always disappear in the laundry?

Why do socks always disappear in the laundry? We’ve all been there, doing laundry and wondering where the heck our socks disappeared to. Why does it always seem like the other sock got clean and washed? And sometimes you’ll find them on the floor of your closet—but usually not! What’s going on with those dang socks?

The beginning

It's a question that can seem to stump anyone who has ever done their laundry - socks, where are they? Socks are an essential part of any outfit, but for some reason, they just seem to go missing! More often than not, it's because we've mixed up all of our socks with other clothing items and tossed them into the washer or dryer together. There are a few things you can do to avoid this dilemma however, or at least reduce its likelihood!

The easiest way to prevent your sock from getting lost forever is by making sure you keep track of what goes where when you're doing your laundry. Putting different colors of socks into separate loads will also help ensure they don't get mixed up with other clothes items when they're being washed.

The middle

It's tough to find socks for men these days, but thankfully there are some fun options out there. One of my favorites is Sock Club - a sock subscription service where you get three pairs of socks each month delivered to your door! The best part about Socks Club is that they have a great variety of cool styles for men and kids, not just the typical boring black or navy blue pairs that nobody likes wearing. Another company I recommend is called Greats, which has stylish and comfortable dress socks that come in fun colors like pink and purple (and more!). Plus they're made from soft cotton and cashmere blends!

The end

In light of this revelation, we should all make a pact to be more diligent about keeping track of our laundry, lest we find ourselves knee-deep in a pile of purple and black mens ankle socks, with no hope for escape!

What we can learn from our sock friends...

Socks live a hard life. They're tossed on the floor, stuffed into shoes and sweaters, bunched up with no regard for their well-being and then left to wilt away in the drier for hours at a time--and all for what?! Some people might think that's an overstatement; but it's true! Socks can't complain because they don't have voices of their own (or mouths) but we humans can empathize with them because we know what it feels like to be treated without respect--especially when you've done nothing wrong!