Updated: Sep 22, 2021
Got lost property at home? Don't sweat it.
We've all got lost property at home woes. You've lost your keys when you're about to head out for the essential shop. Or maybe that pesky gaming controller has vanished into thin air?
Normally we'd suggest using Found to find your lost property, but it is most likely in your house at the moment so how about a slightly different approach? Whilst we're on 'lockdown' here are our tips to avoid a meltdown and find your things fast when they're most likely in the building.
1. Retrace your steps 👣
Groan! It's exactly what your mother used to say but it's a great place to start. Determine where you last saw the item and check in all the rooms you have been to since then.
2. Check the most cluttered areas 🔍
This one has some science behind it. According to a study from the University of Aberdeen, you need to look in the most cluttered parts of your house. You only need a quick glance over uncluttered parts of your room to know the item in question isn't there, but apparently we keep going back. Who knew?
3. Rely on the kindness of others 💜
If you are living with other people don't forget to ask around. Our daily routines are very, VERY different now and theirs might have changed as well. Check in with your roomies/partners/kids and see if they can shed any light on this mystery.
BONUS TIP for pet owners 😼
This is really for the cat owners out there. Your cat is probably annoyed that you are ruining it's perfectly crafted routine. It may be trying to sabotage you. Try tailing it to see if your kitty is hiding your things next to all the elastic bands it's been stealing from the postie...
Did you find it?
We really hope so. If you are prone to losing things then why not get ready for post-lockdown days and download the Found app? You can pre-register your valuables, so if you lose them out and about in Bristol, you can mark them lost in a tap! Give it a try today and let us know what you think.