My brain feels cluttered. I have so much to do, so much to remember, that I forget where I put my car keys.
I can’t find my hammer. I have had several sets of car keys cut and replaced my debit card three times in the last year. I am tired of constantly searching for my hammer and my keys. I need help.
“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
4 ways to never lose anything
1. Always put the item away immediately. Put your debit card back in your wallet immediately after you pay. Don’t stick it in the back pocket of your jeans. I put my debit card in the back pocket of my jeans after I bought gas. I put my phone in the same pocket and flipped out my debit card when I took out my phone.
2. Every item in the house should have a home. Your hammer should have a home. It might be in a tool box, or in a drawer in the kitchen. After you hammer the nail to hang a picture, immediately take the hammer and put it where it belongs. Do no set the hammer on top of the washing machine with plans to put it away “later.”
3. When you walk in the front door immediately hang up your keys. Have a hook right by the front door. Do not walk into the kitchen and place your keys on the table. In an hour when you have to drive your daughter to school, you won’t remember where your keys are.
4. If you have a plan, remember to follow it. After I wrote this I went to photograph my keys . They were not on the hook by the front door. I found my keys on the table by my computer. I need to follow my own advice.
How about you?
Does your hammer have a home? How do you keep track of your keys?