Foam Pipe Insulation: The Secret to Preventing Lost Laundry Between Your Washer and Dryer

It’s common to lose a sock — or, let’s face it, six! — after doing laundry. Often, you don’t immediately notice that something’s missing and you end up with a pair of mismatched socks. Fortunately, there’s a quick fix with foam pipe insulation — like this!

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But first, let’s review an all-too-familiar scenario: you do the laundry, unload all your clothes from the dryer, fold everything and realize you’re short several items.

The first place to look for missing laundry is typically the gap between your washer and dryer, and there’s a good chance you’ll find these items there. But hunting for socks is a waste of time, especially when you can prevent this sort of thing.

To stop this frustrating game of hide-and-seek from ever happening again, go to the home center and buy some inexpensive foam pipe insulation to fill the gap between your washer and dryer.

Take the pipe and simply wedge it between the two appliances. For the vertical space, simply bend the pipe and wedge it between the gap — or cut it if need be!

There’s a bonus benefit: This easy fix also absorbs the vibration between your washer and dryer, so it won’t drive you crazy every time these appliances start their cycles.

Best of all? You won’t ever have to fear losing another sock to the gap of your washer and dryer!

Watch the video above for more information!

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  1. Why stop at the washer/dryer? Put foam pipe insulation in between the front seat of the car and the console–where the french fries usually fall!

    • Products are available to catch anything between the car seat and the console, but you’re right, this would work, too!
      Thanks for your comment.


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