There are a few truly universal situations that we have all seen played on television, movies and in our own everyday life. Perhaps one of the most common of these is the annoying mystery of missing socks!
While it may be easy enough to chalk the missing socks up to some monster, gnome or outer worldly being, there are some common places these little garments tend to turn up, here are nine of the most common places to actually find your missing sock!
One of the most common places to find your missing socks is actually in your washer or dryer. Small items like socks can get jammed into the drums of these machines thanks to the spinning and jostling. Peeling back the seal of these machines can reveal a world of hidden socks, and other small items.
Lodged Into Crevices
When making the transition from laundry basket to washing machine, or washing machine to dryer, you can easily let a lone sock tumble to the floor and not even notice. These loose socks can find their way under, between or behind the machines or any other furniture or items in your laundry room.
Other People’s Laundry
Sometimes your missing socks have actually found their way into other people’s laundry hampers or baskets.
Whether it is at a laundromat, in a shared laundry facility in your building, or with a roommate in your own house, your little lost socks could have accidentally been scooped up into someone else’s pile, especially if it was accidentally left in one of the machines. Keep an eye out for “lost and founds” around these public laundry sites.
Sometimes these missing socks have been there all along … they’re just clinging to the inside of other clothing or stuck wrapped up in a towel.
You Put Them Away Wrong
While in a rush to get the laundry over with and out of the way, we sometimes accidentally put things back in the wrong place. Socks can easily find their way into the wrong drawer, or can get pushed back behind drawers if they’re over full.
A Sock Monster Under The Bed
Whether you kicked them off in the middle of the night, they rolled off the top of the laundry basket, or took a dive while putting clothes away – socks can find their way under the bed in millions of different ways and we hardly ever look there!
Your Pet Took Them
Check your pet’s bed or favourite hiding spot. Lots of different types of pets love to play with your favourite pair of cosy socks!
In Your Shoes
If you cannot find those ankle socks, or your favourite pair of gym socks, check the shoes you normally wear them with. They could be hanging out still from your last wear.
They’re Truly Just … Gone!
We’ve gone over all of the rational and logical places. If your socks are still missing, maybe there really is a sock monster out to get lone socks!
This post was written by Matt Conklin, owner and sock aficionado at Lucid Socks. Lucid Socks is the best monthly sock club subscription. Lucid Socks’ sock of the month club features a random hand picked pair of socks from one of our many categories of unique and humorous socks.