Household Mysteries Solved: The Missing Sock
Many people believe that socks get lost in the clothes dryer. When a washing machine repairman visited my home a few years ago, I heard a different theory. Socks, he said, sometimes get wrapped around the agitator’s support rod at the bottom of the washing machine.
So how do you keep your socks from entering the Bermuda Triangle of hosiery? The repairman told me to place the socks on top of the laundry load so they won’t get pushed down by the other clothing (put the largest pieces on the bottom). I’ve also found that it helps to fold the top of one sock of a pair into the open end of the other before washing. Some people also launder socks in mesh bags, or clip the socks together.
If you suffer from the Missing Sock Syndrome (MSS), you may want to try any of these methods.