^ Now that's an idea. I've never thought about doing that.
While on the subject, I've also lost 2 socks this weekend. They can only be in the washing basket or washing machine, but are not in either. Any clever ideas how that is possible, pba? I checked inside all my trousers too, to not be embarrassed by a mystery sock on the train.
Well, I would say ask my dog who does eat them given a chance, but you haven't stayed at my place. Sometimes, to hide my socks from her, I chuck them under the bed out of her reach, hide them under or behind the washing basket, throw them behind the washing machine, accidentally put them with the clean washing or simply lose them. I have found them in my trouser pocket many a time, and sometimes behind the sofa cushion, on my desk or in my desk drawer, or I have already washed it and forgot that it is already in my spare sock drawer, which has more socks in it than my other pairs of sock drawers.
Feel free to take any ideas and make them your solution. Would advise against the dog eating them though, always difficult to get them back.