The sock monster strikes again: another sock disappears in the laundry
On April 1, 2015, I went to the Laundromat and dropped off my laundry as usual. I didn’t notice anything strange in the pile of clothes waiting to be washed, but when I went to pick up the dry clothes at the end of my shift at work, I realized one of my favorite pairs of socks was missing from the stack. I started investigating where the sock had gone and realized the sock monster had struck again, stealing another sock from me! Below are some tips on how you can prevent your socks from disappearing like mine did.
Why do socks go missing?
Forgetfulness, running out of matching socks, or maybe a sock monster. Regardless of what is taking your socks away from you, it's important to have some fun with it! You can find crazy colorful socks for men at The Sock Club or dress socks that can be used as ties and bowties. If you're looking for something a little more formal, there are also smart wool sock options. Whatever your preference, we've got you covered with all the coolest styles of men's socks around.
Did you know it costs $2 billion per year to replace socks?
There are so many reasons to be frustrated with socks. They get lost, worn out, or just never seem to match--but it's not just your socks. It costs companies $2 billion per year to replace lost and worn out socks--and that's not even counting all the time wasted on finding them! That's why we're launching a sock club for men who want something fun to wear that won't cost them an arm and a leg. You'll get a monthly shipment of four pairs of colorful ankle socks that you can keep or send back with one easy click. And if you don't like any of them, we'll refund your entire order.
How can I prevent my socks from disappearing?
There are a few steps that you can take to make sure your socks don't disappear in the wash. Firstly, try to avoid doing your laundry at peak hours. Doing so will allow you more time to separate your clothes and keep an eye out for rogue socks. Secondly, try not to overload your washer with clothing during one load. Overloading may cause clothes to get stuck together and makes it difficult to see lost clothing items. Thirdly, make sure that you're washing all of your socks as well as any other clothing before placing them into the dryer. It's important that they are washed first before drying or else they'll shrink and become misshapen while they're being heated up by the dryer.
7 Steps To Find A Missing Sock
If you're a sock fanatic like myself and find yourself with a missing sock after doing your wash, don't panic. There are so many ways to find your lost socks once they're gone. All you need to do is follow these seven simple steps, and your socks will be back on your feet!
1. Check for laundry-safe detergent spots. If you have a good idea of where the missing sock might have fallen off, check those areas first! 2. Check each load of clothes that's still in the washer or dryer to see if it's hiding there 3. Do an inventory of all of the socks that are left - if one is missing than it must be somewhere 4.
Declutter Your Laundry Area
Decluttering your laundry area is easy and will help you find any socks that have gone missing. Just follow these steps to get started:
1) Gather up all of your clothes, linens, and accessories. 2) Arrange them by type (underwear, socks, shirts). 3) Sort each type into piles of clothing that need to be washed right away or are dry-clean only. 4) Determine which types can go into a washing machine on the delicate cycle and which ones need hand-washing with baby shampoo. 5) Set aside items that need to be dry-cleaned or laundered at a professional cleaners. 6) Put dirty clothes straight into the washing machine.
Separate Darks And Lights Separately Before Washing
It's important to separate your dark and light socks before washing them. Otherwise, you'll end up with one sock missing. Here's how to keep this from happening to you-
Separate your dark socks from the light ones before starting a wash cycle. If your dark socks are clean, place them on top of a dresser or somewhere else that won't be touched by the dirty clothes. Place your light socks in a hamper for sorting later. If your dark socks are dirty, remove them from the washer and place them on top of a dresser or somewhere else that won't be touched by the dirty clothes. Place your light socks in a hamper for sorting later.
Check For Holes Right After Washing
It's always a bummer when you're wearing your favorite socks and then you notice a hole. But, that's what happens when we don't check for holes right after washing. This means after you take your socks off, look them over to see if there are any frays or holes that need to be repaired or thrown out. It'll save you from having to do it later.
Get Color Coded Hamper Bags To Keep Colors Straight
Sock monsters happen to everyone, but you can get color coded hamper bags from Sock Laundry that will help keep your colors straight when it comes time to do the washing. We have both a sock and underwear bag - so you'll never be left wondering if those are your socks or not. And if you're planning on gifting a pair of socks this holiday season, our sock subscription is perfect for them!
Replace Lost Or Damaged Items ASAP
If you've lost or damaged any of your socks, don't wait to replace them. Replace them immediately so that you don't lose any more socks!
One way to prevent losing socks is by organizing your clothes by color. This will help you see at a glance whether or not you have a matching pair.
Store Things In Order Of Use (aka most used at top)
When you are ready to start organizing your socks, first find a place to store them. You can use a drawer, dresser or shelf.
Then, put them in order of use so that you can grab the ones you want when it's time to get dressed. The most used socks should be at the top and least used at the bottom.
Avoid Using Dryer Sheets
A lot of people are turning to dryer sheets because they believe it will help soften clothes. However, studies show that dryers sheets can cause a buildup of lint on clothes which can lead to wear and tear. Plus, they can also cause static electricity which is both annoying and damaging to clothing.
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