Thursday, April 15, 2010

Where is All My Stuff?

I'm about to disclose a very personal detail about myself--  I lose things.  All the time.

I have no idea how it happens or where the stuff goes, but I lose things constantly!  I really wonder if there's a hidden place somewhere in my house where all of these things go to hang out and mock me while I search frantically for them.

Here's a list of some of the things (off the top of my head) that I've lost (some found) in the last almost-year that I've been in my new house:
  • Glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Jewelry
  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Remote controls
  • Mail
  • DVDs
  • Books
  • Credit cards
  • Drivers License
  • NC Bar Card
Normally, I don't get worried when I can't find things because I know they'll turn up sooner or later.  And they usually do.  However, now I have lost my glasses--my prescription glasses-- and haven't been able to find them for several weeks.  Granted, I only usually wear them when I'm driving at night or at the movies or otherwise looking at things far away in the dark.  But, it's a pain to not have them, and it ain't going to be cheap to replace them.  (ps--If anybody finds glasses with black frames (pink inside) with some pretty weak lenses, I know where they belong.)

I'm pretty sure that most of the stuff I've lost is because I've put them somewhere (presumably for "safe-keeping") and forgotten where that place is.  If only I could be more organized about things and put them in their actual place instead of a temporary place thinking I'll remember where they landed, my life would not be so complicated.

Any suggestions on how to be more organized and to keep track of my stuff?

UPDATE:  My glasses have been located!!  Hallelujah for my wonderful mother who found them in her car.  No idea how they got there; I'm just glad they're home now.  


  1. Lol! I wish I could help you out here, but I have the SAME problem!!! You're not the only one, I promise! I hide thing from myself ALL the time!

    Last year (I think), I put some Netflix DVDs in one of those safe places where I THOUGHT I would remember to grab them on my way to work. 3 weeks later, I had NO idea where they were and tore up the house looking for them. Couldn't find them, so we ordered a replacement. A week later, I found them on my nightstand...with the red side down...FAIL. Lol!

  2. You ladies have just entered into "womanhood" Congratulations.

  3. I lose things that end up being RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. I'll get frustrated about 2 seconds into looking, beg my hubby for help only to have him laugh and pick up the item that is seriously right under my nose. So embarrassing.

  4. Glad to know it's not just me. I seriously thought I was completely irresponsible and ridiculous.