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    *** I found one once hanging in the Outside Dryer Vent (not suppose to happen).
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    *** Sometimes they get into the corner of contour sheets.
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    *** Once I found one in the OUTSIDE DRYER VENT (not suppose to happen).
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    *** Sometimes they get in the CORNER OF CONTOUR SHEEET.
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    *** Sometimes they get into the CORNER OF CONTOUR SHEETS.
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    There is a sock monster that lives in all laundry rooms. I can put a brand new pack of socks on the washing machine and one will be missing when they are done. At Christmas time one year Santa brought us all new socks. I washed them all together, nothing else in the load. One disappeared. Never reappeared! Sock Monsters eat them.

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    We use a plastic circle that has slits in it (sorry don't remember technical name). It pairs the socks before they go in the wash. I have never lost a sock since I have been using this item. I think the missing socks go to SOCK HEAVEN because like you I never use to find them.
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    This is the absolute best way. Just this morning was rotating the laundry and one of dH socks was caught under the agitator. He got it. All socks and mates were accounted for. Lingerie bags a cheap.
    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    get yourself a lingerie bag and put them into that to wash. That way they will "stay together".

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike'sgirl View Post
    I'm convinced that the washing machines must eat them. There is no other explanation. Lol
    I totally agree!
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    My mom used these gadgets when I was a child.








    They're plastic sock holders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs. fitz View Post
    I have a friend who swears she has NEVER lost a sock while washing or drying. I don't believe her.
    What a shame you don't believe your friend. I've been married 46 years and can honestly say I've never lost a sock. Taught DH and 3 daughters to roll them into each other when they took them off. I still do it, automatically.

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    My husband told me he was tired of me losing his socks, so now he pins them together and throws them in the laundry basket....it annoyed me at first, but no more missing socks..

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    Occasionally, I will find a dryer sheet or a sock in my sweat pants or in a sleeve but not often enough to account for all the missing. Recently, I purchased new socks and after one wearing one mate disappeared. Where or where did the mates go?

    Happen at your home? What was your solution? Where were they hiding? Thanks for the help.[/QUOTE]


    I think they found their way to my house!!! lol!

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    Somewhere, in a parallel universe, they only wear mismatched socks. They can't get them packaged that way, and must sneak in to our laundry rooms and steal them. That is the story my MIL told, and I have no proof she is wrong....lol!
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    All of these are interesting theories. My MIL claimed that somehow they acted as seed for the next batch of laundry to grow.

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    I have had that to happen many times until I got one of those laundry bags. Now - they can get out.
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    I don't see how socks get clean if they are rolled tight enough to make it through the wash cycle completely rolled up. I tried that and the inside sock just got wet not clean. Since I got a washer with no agitator I haven't lost a sock. My kids didn't match their socks anyway. Do school kids wear matching sock anymore? I haven't seen any that do.
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    This has only happened to my one time. I had run a wash cycle, opened the lid to move to dryer and caught one of DH's socks trying to climb over the top of the drum.

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    Never has happened to me! But then, I never wear socks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike'sgirl View Post
    I'm convinced that the washing machines must eat them. There is no other explanation. Lol
    Me too. The washing machine must be hungry!

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    One of my students only wore mismatched socks. On purpose. She had a point...easier, faster,no worry if the set doesn't come through together! Of course, her nickname was obvious, "Socks."
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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    If you have pets, check their beds, then get a new pair.
    But pets are so expensive!!
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    The other day I found a pair of girls underwear size 2 in my dried wash. My grand daughter is 12. Guess the dryer is returning what it stole. LOL

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    Its the sock fairy....makes you wonder what he does with all them socks...LOL..

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    My sister uses large safety pins and pins the pairs of socks together before they go in the washer. No more missing socks! The bonus is that they are already matched up when they come out of the dryer and this saves time too.

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    Believe it or not, I have found single socks inside the washer AND dryer but outside the tubs' like the socks came out of the tub and into the square housing that holds the dryer tub or washer tub. Only found them because of taking off the back panel for repairs. Have never figured out how they got there.

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