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Old 05-18-17, 10:48 AM
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Where is my (fill in the blank here) !!!??

Like many of us with inattentive ADD, I keep misplacing stuff. I know the answers usually given for this issue, but maybe somebody has a tip that would click for me.

I've tried the bowl to hold my wallet, keys, and phone thing. It works when I don't put them down elsewhere. I finally bit the bullet and bought a Tile, and then lost both my phone and the keys at the same time. If you don't have your phone, you can't make your key chain beep, and visa versa. When it works it is a beautiful thing.

The phone issue has been partly solved when a buddy found me a case for it, with a holder that clips to my belt. I still will put the phone down or in my pocket when I'm not thinking. Today, I have lost my phone holder. I'm sure it will pop up soon, instead of the two weeks it took to find my trailer registration and the week it took for me to find another set of keys I had hanging on my fridge all the while. Or not.

Short of buying tracking devices for everything I use, I can't seem to get a handle on this. Any ideas?
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Old 05-18-17, 11:47 AM
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Re: Where is my (fill in the blank here) !!!??

I started putting my keys and wallet in the same place every time I come home. I've gotten to the point where it's rather automatic so I can usually find them where they are supposed to be. This works because I only need the keys or the wallet outside my home and have no need to carry them around inside. They are either with me in my bag or they are in their containers at home. (I admit that sometimes they still end up on the kitchen table.)

I don't have such a routine with my phones. I lose them regularly when I'm at home. Sometimes I find a phone on the hat rack by the door since it was in my hand when I came inside or in the bookshelf or on a pile or under a pile... I've started taking any phones I find to the same place where I keep my keys and wallet. I find I loose my smartphone less often since it makes noises every now and then and I use various apps and the timer regularly. Could you use the timer on the phone during the day so that the phone would make some noise at regular intervals and so you would remember to keep track of it?

The only way for me not to loose things is to learn to put them in the same place every time I stop using them. I don't have any magical solutions that make this easy. Dana White at "a Slob Comes Clean" has a good question for deciding where an item should live: "If I needed this item, where would I look for it?" You might try to notice what's the first place you go to look for something you have lost and perhaps try to work on making that the items permanent home.

Would a phone lanyard work for you or would it just be annoying?
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Re: Where is my (fill in the blank here) !!!??

If I can keep the phone in its holder or in my hand, I'll have no problem...It's when I am changing and the phone rings and I take it out of its holder to talk, then keep talking while I am doing something else......that the holder disappeared, as it didn't have a tracker and when I realized I did not have it was 30 min later.

I'm more asking in general tips for things that don't have a particular home. Maybe I really need to get serious about everything has a place and either it is in my hand or that place.

I have a belt thing that my key ring clips into. That works pretty well. A phone lanyard would get in my way too much to use it all the time. I've thought about the wallet on a chain for that issue, but it is important enough I will end up with a tracker in it.

After I dropped my phone while shoveling a snowbank and buried it, I knew I had to change something! (Found it 2 or 3 weeks later when the snow melted. )
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Re: Where is my (fill in the blank here) !!!??

I don't have any useful advice, but would like to note that the title of this thread is (no kidding!) the name of a game frequently played at my house...
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Re: Where is my (fill in the blank here) !!!??

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I'm more asking in general tips for things that don't have a particular home. Maybe I really need to get serious about everything has a place and either it is in my hand or that place.
Things you use regularly that don't have a specific permanent place are difficult for me too. You use them and put them down wherever and then have no well-used memory pattern for finding them again. I just thought that what if something had multiple permanent places? A specific spot in every room just for it? That would at least lessen the places you would need to look for something you lost. If you managed to keep it up most of the time it might make things easier. I think I'll try this with my phone. Thanks for starting this thread, it made me think about this. I had gotten too used to the idea that phones are inevitably lost at regular intervals
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This is what I bought to not lose my phone. I love it.
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I like the idea of being able to hang the phone from a hook..
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