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@paigea (22454)
Canada
December 3, 2015 7:05am CST
Today on myLot I am getting the ad for the Tile gadget that will find my phone, my keys, etc. I think I have to phone my phone daily to find it and I have often wished I could phone my keys and other items. I looked at the ad and it is pretty interesting what it can apparently do. It can be used to track stolen items such as a bicycle too. One tile costs $25 though. I am too much of a tight wad to spend that. Instead I am going to get more organized about where I put things. Now where is my phone? I need a message on there so I can finish this report. I hope it isn't dead.
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
3 Dec 15
I am going to start wearing my phone on a cord around my neck.
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
4 Dec 15
Don't suggest that in my husband's hearing!
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@BelleStarr (39598)
• United States
5 Dec 15
I found a better place, I stick it under my bra strap, it is out of sight but close at hand. lol
@PainsOnSlate (20403)
• Canada
3 Dec 15
I did a post on that other site about a radio show I listened to in the car one day. The speaker said when you lay your keys down, or glasses, or phone, be sure to say I'm bombing the "whatever - dresser, table, buffet" with my keys, glasses, phone and you will remember. I started that day doing that and it worked!! Give it a try.
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
4 Dec 15
I will try. I have a "born organized" husband who would be willing to nag, oops I mean kindly remind, me to do that!
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
4 Dec 15
I did train myself to always put my keys in the same place while taking part in an online "get organized" challenge by Regina Leeds. It helped, but I have let all of that slip
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• Midland, Michigan
4 Dec 15
Possibly you don't have to tell yourself you're 'bombing' the location. It may be more that you're verbalizing what you're doing. Meaning you're getting another sense in there. When I need to remember to give a guest something after they've paid, if I don't say anything to them out loud, we will both forget, but if/when I tell them to remind me, I'll remember on my own. I've not tried that when laying down things though. In fact, just today I lost a portion of a food processor I used for the Thanksgiving meal. I began to wonder where in the world my family hid it from me. A bit later, I found it right where I put it days ago. It was in plain sight, but on the other side of the counter. Easily seen from one direction but not the other. It was where I put it, not someone else and it isn't small either, yet I didn't see it.
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• United States
3 Dec 15
The best way to remember where you put things, or park you car, is to notice that you are doing it in the first place, so your brain will record the event. I stop after parking my car and look around. That has made all the difference.
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
4 Dec 15
Oh my you reminded me how many times I had no idea where my car was in a parking lot. My girls took over that responsibility at very young ages. In my defense, we always lived in very small towns where if there isn't a spot in front of the shop you just decide to come back tomorrow. When I went to a city mall I never thought to notice where I parked. Any way I did learn to take notice of which entrance I used so I could find my car.
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• United States
4 Dec 15
@paigea I read somewhere that people really do not forget where they left things. That would imply that they knew in the first place. Most people just don't pay attention.
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
4 Dec 15
@ElizabethWallace that makes perfect sense.
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@BelleStarr (39598)
• United States
3 Dec 15
lol We are constantly losing things. Even as I write hubby is looking for his electric shaver.
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@marlina (76493)
• Canada
3 Dec 15
How can you misplace an electric shaver?
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
4 Dec 15
I know how he feels. I can misplace anything.
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@BelleStarr (39598)
• United States
5 Dec 15
@marlina lol He doesn't stand in the bathroom to shave, he walks around, sits in the family room etc. We found it behind the love seat on the charger!! He is too old for me to change, lol
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
3 Dec 15
I bought TILES because my husband is forever losing his keys. Not sure how well it works yet, but it is kind of expensive.
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
4 Dec 15
How many did you buy? I would love to hear how it works after you've tried it. It did seem expensive to me too.
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@1creekgirl (11306)
• United States
4 Dec 15
@paigea I bought four, but haven't really needed them yet. Another down side is the batteries only last about a year, then they sell you an upgrade for ? less than the original. I'm wondering if this was really worth it or not.
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@antonbunot (9532)
• Calgary, Alberta
3 Dec 15
@paigea, I can see your phone sitting comfortably under your computer table!
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
4 Dec 15
I had to wait until my husband woke up so I could phone it.
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@shellyjaneo (1091)
• United Kingdom
8 Dec 15
I have heard of these and they do sound really good but that is a lot of money it might be worth it for your phone though x
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
8 Dec 15
But then I would have to learn how it works. I think I will paint a bright red design on my black phone. That will make it more visible and be cheaper.
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• United Kingdom
8 Dec 15
@paigea That's true, and saying that most smartphones have trackers on them x
@paigea (22454)
• Canada
8 Dec 15
@shellyjaneo I didn't know that. My phone is pretty old though and the data is always turned off. So, a tracker may not work.
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@KnehKnah (3491)
• Philippines
7 Dec 15
That's a costly thing to remind me of my lost things! Ah, I better write where I put every thing in my notebook. It is more reliable, except if I forgot too where I placed it (plus my pen)! Hah!
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
7 Dec 15
Ha ha, maybe a notebook and pen around our necks!
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@KnehKnah (3491)
• Philippines
7 Dec 15
@paigea The best thing to do, my dear! Ha! Ha! Ha!
@T_gray (7807)
• Salina, Kansas
4 Dec 15
I have a spot for my keys and wallet. But when I misplace them then, oh my, I hate losing things. I'm pretty good at not losing my phone but there's always the those times when you do and you panic
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
5 Dec 15
It can be a bit of a panic all right.
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@T_gray (7807)
• Salina, Kansas
5 Dec 15
@paigea I bet
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Dec 15
I tend to always put my things in the same place, so I don't have trouble finding them. Doesn't help with parking the car in a strange place of course..
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
4 Dec 15
You sound organized. Well a person can make note of where they parked the car too. Just have to remember to take the moment to do it.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Dec 15
@paigea not that organized, that's why I try and always put them in the same place :D
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@Traceyjayne (1113)
• United Kingdom
6 Dec 15
I am not a great one for gadgets ! Think you are wise to save your money
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
6 Dec 15
That is probably true.
@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Dec 15
Phones, remotes, keys, all have a way of getting lost. I'm sure there are less expensive ways to find those items.
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
4 Dec 15
Yes, I got a few suggestions to train myself.
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@LadyDuck (170164)
• Switzerland
3 Dec 15
I have looked at the gadget, far too expensive!
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
4 Dec 15
I thought so too. I did like the idea.
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@SIMPLYD (81357)
• Philippines
8 Dec 15
That is a nice app but so expensive . Anyway , i don't need it, because i still can remember where i last placed it .
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@JudyEv (129862)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec 15
It is easy to lose things isn't it? My husband pretends to get cross as, when he can't find something, I always say 'where did you have it last'. His response is always 'if I knew that, I wouldn't be looking for it'.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
5 Dec 15
I so know where you are coming from with this! Is the Tile that you mention a thing that could be lost too? Just sayin'
@paigea (22454)
• Canada
5 Dec 15
Well, it sticks to the key chain or other item. But you raise a good point, would the Tile just add another complication to my life in addition to the expense?
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@artemeis (4070)
• China
4 Dec 15
Talking about gadgets, my husband just bought one where when you walk away from your mobile phone the phone's alarm will go off - telling you that you've forgotten to bring it along with you or someone is running away with your phone. But here's the catch, you need to turn the alarm off if you do not wanna bring your phone into the toilet and when you comeback from one of those calls you might forget to reactivate it.
@paigea (22454)
• Canada
5 Dec 15
Yes, that gadget sounds like it requires too much memory for me.
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