Dear 100 Hour Board,
I am always losing and forgetting things. It is quite inconvenient. Recently I have lost or forgotten scriptures, car keys, wallet, calculator, and I'm beginning to lose my mind. Any tips for not losing things?
Just like the other writers who have answered, I definitely like using specific places for my most important things. This has mostly involved me training myself to empty my pockets before I put my clothes in the hamper, then dumping the contents of my pockets on my desk. Doesn't always work perfectly, but it's helped me a lot.
Also, a lanyard for my keys has been really helpful, which is probably a simple answer for most people, but I tried to carry around my individual keys for a while and that was a terrible idea and I'd lose them all the time.
Also practicing any kind of organizational technique has really improved my general organizational skills. Basically, I feel like any attempt on my part to be more organized just makes me more aware of my planning and organization. Hopefully that made some sense.
Keep it real,
I have a system of set places where everything goes (excepting, unfortunately, all my computer files--I really need to be better at organizing them). Depending on frequency of use, I'll sometimes have multiple places that a certain thing will be based on the time of day (like my phone or keys). This way, I always know where to look for anything.
Something that's key in this system is that whenever I remove something from it's set location, I always put it back. I know this seems painfully simple to include as a point in my answer, but that's really the difference (at least, for me) in remembering where things are.
Similar to Anathema, I always try and put things where they go. And rather than trying to remember a big list of places, I try to put things where it makes sense for them to go. Then, even if I forget where I put it, I can look in the place where I would put it, and it's usually there.
It might take some time to build those habits, but hopefully it will be worth it! Best of luck.