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What happens to socks that disappear in the wash? Do they get caught in the dryer somehow? Is an invisible Sock Troll responsible? There are a number of different theories, and here at Rattle Hum Laundry we’ve heard them all. We can’t tell you the answer, though – it’s just as much of a mystery to us as it is to everyone else.

It just seems to be a law of life, or a law of the laundry maybe. When you wash your clothes, you will always end up with a missing sock. Scratch your head all you want, but you’ll never find out what happened to its mate. An orphaned sock is no use to anyone, so the Missing Sock Mystery is enough to drive some people around the bend.

Never fear, though. Rattle Hum Laundry has got you covered. We’ve researched dozens of blogs to find the best solutions to the missing sock problem, and this is what we’ve come up with:

  • Homogenize Your Sock Collection: If you only wear black socks, or brown socks, or any other solid color, then the occasional missing sock won’t really matter. You’ll still be able to use its mate.

  • Use a Mesh Laundry Bag: If you wash all your socks in a medium-sized mesh laundry bag, they’ll stay together throughout the process. Not even the Sock Troll will be able to get to them.

  • Pin Socks Together: There are several variations on this one, including simply rolling the socks up and washing them as a pair, or using a clothespin. The most popular option seems to be a stainless-steel safety pin. You can keep them in a dish on top of your bureau when you’re wearing the socks and leave them pinned together the rest of the time. For whatever reason, socks never seem to disappear as a pair!

So, there you have it: Rattle Hum Laundry’s best tips to make sure you never lose another sock. Of course, you also have the option of just using our convenient Pickup service. If you have Rattle Hum Laundry pick up and deliver your laundry for you, we promise to take excellent care of every item – Sock Troll or no Sock Troll!

Updated: Oct 8, 2020

We found a red/purple hoodie with the GAP logo printed in neon pink on the front of the hoodie and on both arms. To claim this item, please call the Front Desk at 718-559-0434. NOTE: You must be able to identify at least 2 other unique items in the bag(s) to confirm you are the owner.

We strive to be the best Williamsburg laundromat. One way is to try to reunite all lost items with their owners. As a store policy, if the items are not claimed within 30 days, we will donate the items to charity.

Many Thanks,

Rattle & Hum Laundry Co.

95 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Updated: Aug 6, 2020

Every now and then we all need that extra push to get through the week.

The laundromat near me may not be the first place we think of looking but we can offer you a little boost to start your day on the right foot: We now have complimentary coffee every Wednesday morning for our self-service laundry customers! Before you know it, the weekend will already be here! 🤗 ☕️ * First come first serve from 7:00 am