We've all been there — you're folding your laundry, taking special care to match up your socks, only to find that the pair you're sure you threw into the wash has somehow lost its mate somewhere along the way, coming out as a single piece of clothing. We never exactly know how it happens (sock monster, anyone?), we only know that it does.
Though it may be a seemingly minor inconvenience, it can quickly turn into a frustrating situation — not to mention a pricey one — when you factor in the replacement costs of all those missing socks. If only there was a way to prevent this heartbreaking separation from happening!
But wait: Now there is! Say hello to the SockDock ($16, Amazon).
This handy little gadget is comprised of two parts: an adjustable string holder and a removable, foot-shaped hanger.
Here's how it works: To prevent your (remaining) socks from disappearing, simply place matching dirty sets inside each of the string holders. Then, adjust the white pegs to secure them in place. Once you've got a hanger full of soiled socks, simple toss the SockDock into the washer and dryer sans hanger — that's it!
When they've finished washing, you can either remove the (still!) matching socks from the SockDock and fold them into pairs or reattach the hanger and place them in your closet as is. Easy-peasy!
Customers are loving the SockDock on Amazon, with one sharing, "I’ve been using it a few weeks now and have zero complaints! I haven’t lost a single sock since! They always come out paired and completely dried (which was one of my concerns, I wasn’t sure if they were going to dry properly). I would definitely recommend this! It’s amazing and makes life so much easier!"
Added another, "I had a sock problem and these have stopped the unexplained disappearance of socks. Obviously the sock monster can't swallow the sock dock full of socks, only single socks."
We don't know about you, but a world without lost socks is the only world we want to live in. And with the SockDock in your laundry kit, it seems that dream is about to become our reality — and yours!
Where to buy: $16, Amazon
See more of our best product recommendations.
We write about products we think our readers will like. If you buy them, we get a small share of the revenue from the supplier.