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We Finally Know Where Missing Socks From The Laundry Go

I'm sure all of us have a collection of single socks that sit alone in a drawer, waiting for the day that they will be reunited with their mate.

We love a sock soulmate, and it's so sad when they're apart.

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Hopefully, thanks to this tip, losing socks in the wash will be a thing of the past. Now that I know this, I'm never going to lose a sock to the washing-machine monster again.

No one likes doing laundry. This is a fact of life.

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I'm not sure why, but it just seems that it's one of those chores that never ends.

I think I've been trying to wash and fold the same batch of laundry for two weeks now and there's no end in sight.

By far, the worst thing about laundry is how your socks go missing.

It doesn't make any sense! Why does this always happen?!

I'm not a scientist by any means, but I've considered studying black holes to see if they are responsible for stealing my socks.

Well, it looks like we finally have an answer to this age-old question.

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One Imgur user explained how your socks have been disappearing in the washing machine.

This only applies to front-loaders but it's still good to know nonetheless.

Most front-loading washing machines have a rubber lip near the door.

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If you put your hand there, you should be able to move the rubber and reveal a compartment.

During your wash cycle, small objects like socks, sometimes get stuck in this compartment.

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Usually, the sock will just stay bunched up near the door until the cycle is over. Whenever this has happened to me, the sock is really wet since it didn't go through the spin cycle.

In rare cases, the sock could be pulled underneath the barrel of your washing machine and when that happens, you might need to call a repair person.

Or as I like to call them, the sock police.

Now that we know this, people are finding all sorts of things in their washing machine, including a ton of socks.

No, you aren't crazy. The washing machine really was eating your socks this whole time!

I wonder what else people will find! It's a whole new world.

You know what I absolutely need to find other than matching socks? Millions of lost bobby pins, hair ties and Tupperware lids.

Just watch this GIF. Watch the terror happen live.

Doesn't this just feel like your life has a whole new meaning?

So, how can we prevent the washing machine from eating our socks?

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Besides how annoying it can be to have a collection of solo socks with no mate, you could potentially damage your machine if you aren't cautious.

Invest in a mesh laundry bags that will keep all your socks together in the wash and stop them from getting sucked into that gap.

You can also clip your socks together with a binder clip or safety pin before putting them in the bag.

People are shook by this revelation and I think it's safe to say that we're going to see fewer lost socks from now on.

At least this information makes doing laundry a bit better, right?

Well, at least you'll have more socks to keep your toes warm.

And we love warm toes. I mean, who doesn't?!

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