Where to Put my Stuff?
Regarding tips to prevent losing your stuff, ideally you’d have a place for everything in your home….try to keep things in the same place….room by room….surface by surface
Check your purse or bag and pack it in advance of going out (not last minute)….be sure to have everything you need….and leave the rest
Place your keys and bus pass in the same place…like in a dish on a hall table….easy to find & grab before going out
Put your eye glasses in a glass case and in the same place when not in use….like on a bureau…easy to find
Coat pockets can be a dangerous place to keep money, cards, a bus pass and cell phone….so easy to fall out….best kept in a purse or bag
Keep your wallet organized to hold your bank cards and cash…and make sure it isn’t overstuffed….a risk for things to fall out
Do not use grocery bags to hold your wallet and stuff instead of a purse or travel bag….grocery bags can accidentally be left behind much easier….
Have it in the same place to charge it at home. When at a friend’s place, keep it in your purse, so it won’t be left behind by accident
When out and texting …do not place your cell “temporarily” on a surface….with distractions it can be lifted or forgotten….and lost forever
When out and texting, give yourself an end-time to put the cell back into your purse for safe keeping….
Always call a taxi instead of flagging one on the street and always ask for a receipt. Why? Because if you forgot something you’ll have the contact info needed to call in to report the loss. This gives you a better chance to get your stuff back, let’s you make an official report, and the driver is accountable to the company.
Messaging, use a sticker or printed label with your phone number to put on valuable items, like a digital camera…so if it ever lost & found, you can be called
Don’t put your gloves/hat on your lap. Chances are when you stand up; they’ll fall to the floor
When out and carrying bags… a purse, grocery bags, a carry-all bag…count them regularly to make sure you always have that number
After grocery shopping count your bags; if returning home on public transport….take a seat where you can have the bags on your lap or beside you, and not on the floor where it is too easy to leave behind
When at another house, keep all your stuff in one go-to area… so when you leave… everything will be in one place for pick-up…