The Case Of The Missing Socks
What do you do with matchless socks?
For all of you that have raised kids and those who are doing it now; have you ever wondered if there was some sort of sock bandit stealing your kid's socks from your washer or dryer? I know for a fact that matched pairs would go in the washer or dryer, but one,two or perhaps three socks from what once was a pair suddenly vanished. Let me once and for all try to shed some light on this sock situation, so you don't spend time wondering That you're losing it; that is your mind.
First of all, I'll start with the dryer. Don't do this but if you were to just go right now and completely dismantle your dryer, you may just find some couple-less socks perhaps along with some missing bikini undies lying in a pile of lint under the tumbler. Are you asking yourself; "How is that possible"? I"ll tell you why. Sometimes small clothing like socks make their way out of the dryer housing basket and into the blower housing via an open lit screen. This only will happen when the lint screen is loose or you forget to put it back after cleaning it out.
Yes, you may think that the dryer is usually the sock bandit, and that's because we only miss them when we're folding clothes after their dried. Not so fast guys. The washing machine I would say is the leader in thefts of socks and other small articles of clothing. Let me explain this also. In many, but not all washer models, socks and more can float over a washer tub when the machine is agitating and then sometimes get sucked right into the washing machines pump or even get tangled up in the motor. If this happens, it's time to call the repairperson . Okay this is how some socks in the washer are found, but still what can happen is some socks and perhaps bikini underwear can float over the washer basket and smack down into the drain if the machine is too full which makes the water level higher that it should be. Sometimes they will go into the drain and make it into the sewer system or get lucky and be stuck in limbo forever between the washer's basket and housing units.
The older model machines are the worst offenders of lost socks and underwear. One tip is to use safety pins to keep socks together. The chances of them getting away is much less because together of course they become a larger item.
Just remember some of these small tips so you won't have to give your kids mismatched socks, or have to wear you boyfriends or hubbys underwear when you have lost all yours.