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Simple Steps to Stop Losing Your Keys (And Other Possessions)

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If you’re used to losing your keys, wallet, phone, remote, or temper, then you’re just like us! Unfortunately, losing things — especially in an apartment — is an all too common occurrence. Did you know that there are easy ways to keep track of your possessions? We want to share them with you!  

Tip 1: Designate a spot

One of the best ways to avoid losing something is to choose a spot to keep them. Let’s focus on your keys. First, choose a spot you would like to designate as the key home. This should be a place specifically chosen for your keys — perhaps a place you know you’ll look at every day. Is it a bowl on the counter? The drawer of an end table? After you choose this place, visualize it in your mind. Before you place your keys there, take a few seconds to create the scene in your head. Doing so has been proven to help improve memory, which can help keep you from losing items.


Designating a single place where you always keep your items is a great way to remember where they are. If there is one place made solely for one item, it will be easier to keep track of. Multiple places equal a recipe for a big-thinking disaster, so avoid it if possible! Also, if you want to keep all your important items in one place together, ONLY keep those things there. Don’t add other items to the mix, or else it can become a mess.

Tip 2: Clean your apartment

Have you ever had to dig through a trash bin to find an old receipt or search through a pile of dirty clothes for something that might be in one of the pockets? The cleaner you keep your Indigo Run apartment, the easier it will be to find things you might have lost (or may lose in the future).


If you find yourself losing important items more often than not, then learning to clean on a regular basis, putting important items away immediately, and organizing things so that important items have a designated space are just a few tips that might help you in the future.


We’d love to hear about any tips that you might have. Share in the comments so that other people living in our beautiful community in Orangeburg, SC can benefit.