We’ve all been there. What did I do with my keys? Where did I put my glasses? I KNOW I had a 20 dollar bill in my pocket. I just HAD my debit/credit card. Here are a few tips to help find misplaced items, the most common of which are: cellphone, keys, sunglasses, purse, umbrella, bank card, tablet, documents and wallet.
Sit down before you get too frustrated and think about the things you did up to the time you went to find your misplaced item. Wait until you think you might know where it is.
Believe it or not, look where it’s supposed to be, or where you normally put it. You’d be surprised how often I find things right where they should be but I was in a hurry and overlooked it.
Check your pockets, pocketbook, wallet- Don’t just dig through these items, empty the entire contents out on a flat surface and go through each systematically.
Did you lend the item to someone? Did your wife/husband/friend/child use it last?
Look in the most unlikely place you can think of; where it definitely should not be.
Think who else was around at the time you last remember having the item. Someone else could have picked up the item and put it away for safekeeping.
Retrace your steps. Go to the last place you were and ask questions.
Make phone calls. You might save yourself some headaches and time doing this if you’re lucky.
Of course this doesn’t help you if you need the lost item now but remember that most things turn up eventually. What are the main things you misplace? With me it’s my glasses and that usually leads to me having to find another pair of glasses to find the glasses I lost….