Have you ever noticed those pesky little holes - located right about where your navel is - in your favourite t-shirt and wondered how they got there?
Theories on the Internet include silverfish and moths, the rough-and-tumble of the washer or dryer, or your shirt rubbing against your jeans button.
But the pesky holes still seem to appear even in that exact spot - which doesn't make sense if bugs or laundry is to blame, and people who don't even wear jeans that often still say they get the holes.
So what is most likely causing these annoying little holes?
Two commonly accepted theories include friction from the car seatbelt and the t-shirt rubbing against the kitchen benchtop (if your benchtop has a square edge, probably not so much of an issue if your benchtop is curved).
One way to overcome the rubbing against the kitchen bench is to pop on an apron whenever you go into the kitchen to prepare food.
Another suggestion was to simply tuck the front of the t-shirt into your pants before preparing food or washing up dishes in the kitchen (otherwise known as the ‘front-tuck’). It might be 'so 2016', but it could save your t-shirts in the long run.
This article first appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.