Why Do You Keep Forgetting and Losing Things — And How to Fix It

Why Do You Keep Forgetting and Losing Things — And How to Fix It

If you're like most people, you have a problem with misplacing things. It could be your keys in the morning, your slim minimalist wallet or phone when you're out, or an important file at work.

And it’s not just about forgetting your keys anymore! If you spend more time looking for things, have trouble keeping your home or office tidy, then you are likely experiencing disorganization. You could also feel stressed out and overwhelmed because of clutter, regardless of whether it’s a little bit or a lot. There are many reasons why this may be happening but the good news is that it is completely possible to regain control and get organized.

Why Do You Keep Forgetting?

Forgetting where you kept your wallet, keys, or any other stuff often happens when the previously stored information gets altered in your short or long-term memory. It can happen gradually or suddenly as your old memories get replaced. While it’s a normal occurrence, too much or unusual forgetfulness could mean something isn’t right. 

How To Fix Your Forgetfulness and Stop Misplacing Stuff

Forgetting where you kept something could turn out fatal if you entirely can’t recall. For instance, if you misplace your wallet with zipper that holds an SSN card, ID, debit, and credit cards, you risk exposing your data to identity thieves. That could lead to ending up with financial baggage from unknown sources.  There are a couple of things you can do to change that.

renegade wallet with zipper

Stick to Strict Schedules

Proper planning helps a lot in keeping something in memory. Practice planning your activities early enough and at a specific time so you’ll instantly remember when that time comes. For instance, if you have a department store card, create a specific time when you’ll be shopping so you won't forget to carry it when going shopping. 

Ensure the card is kept in a safe place. For ladies, the Trayvax Roam Mini Clutch is superb for carrying the card and several other things like folded bills. Men will need a secure metal RFID wallet to keep the card safe. The Ascent Wallet is great for men to keep their department store cards with them at all times.

roam women wallet purse

Create Designated Spots for Everything

One of the most effective strategies for alleviating forgetfulness is having a designated spot for everything. A best practice is to keep things close to where they’re used. For instance, have a wall key holder just next to the main entrance so you can hang it there when entering.

While hanging keys on the key holder, ensure related keys are held together in a clip-on keychain such as the Trayvax Keyton Clip. For items such as wallets, you can set aside a drawer to hold everything else that can’t be categorized. You could also have storage spots to keep everything so every time you need something, you know where to look and find it.

Avoid Clutter

Clutter is the number one enemy of your memory. If your drawer is often full of pens, business cards, keys, flash drives, chewing gums, etc., it can be more difficult to remember where you kept an item when you need it. 

One way of doing that is choosing a purse for all small items that you carry with you all the time. The Trayvax Roam Clutch is an excellent example. It’s sizeable enough to carry your keys, phone, credit, and debit cards. The spacious pouch on the back can safely hold your phone while the mini pouches can keep your bobby pins and keys within reach when you need them. If you want a larger purse organizer, you could opt for the Sarmoga Bag organizer.

Use The Items Regularly

Most of us have multiple credit and debit cards, some of which we rarely use and are kept somewhere at home. If you don’t have a designated spot for keeping them, you can avoid forgetting where you kept them by using them regularly.

For that, you’ll need an RFID front pocket wallet that can hold up to 10 cards at a go. You can make it a habit of using the cards every month so they don’t go obsolete in your memory. The same goes for keys to the garage you rarely visit, or a toolbox you seldom open.

Use Sticky Notes and Labels

Writing something down is the easiest way of keeping it in memory. But sometimes, you may find yourself needing a constant reminder to know where you’ve kept something. You can write where you’ve kept something on sticky notes or labels and stick them on frequently visited areas like the fridge, kitchen drawers, or on your laptop.

You can also opt for a men’s notebook wallet such as the Trayvax Summit Notebook Wallet, which comes with a fisher bullet space pen slot, to write down all the important things you need to remember.

notebook wallet

Carry a Wristlet or A Lanyard

If you have an item that you carry around a lot and tend to forget where you’ve kept it, a wristlet can be a real lifesaver for you. wristlets resemble a carabiner clip keychain, except that you wear it on your wrist. They’re ideal for carrying items like wallets or clutches with attachment points. The Trayvax Leather Wristlet is a superb example, looks elegant, and is durable, allowing you to free your hands for other important tasks.

Also, you can opt for a lanyard to carry outdoor items such as torches and camping knives. The Trayvax Link Stretch Lanyard is made with a durable and highly flexible bungee nylon cord attached to a swivel and carabiner. It’s ideal for keeping everything close to you when camping or on an outdoor adventure.

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