Finally had to wash my clothes this morning. I think it's probably been about two months since I've had to do that, the last few weeks have been pretty tough though, definitely had to avoid all human contact..
My washing machine has a lint-filter and so does my dryer. After every load there is so much lint in these things it seems that an entire garment could be made from it, so if you suffer from the mysterious odd-socks problem too (the one where you just keep finding odd socks for no apparent reason) then I think I may have found the answer..
Every load of washing requires the sacrifice of one sock, it is turned into lint and caught in the filter. It's so obvious.
Looking forward to Feburary, then I can empty my bins for the year..