have you ever ruined anything important in the washing machine?
i'm terrible about emptying my pockets, and i tend to gather a lot of odds and ends in them throughout a day (stray hardware and pieces of paper, mostly). laundry day reminds me of this. fortunately, i don't think i've ever lost anything worse than a library card and numerous tubes of lip balm. and napkins and tissues that make all my pockets linty. :-(