7 Items To Find A Home For This Weekend And Beyond

I just had it!

 

If you catch yourself thinking or saying this aloud, you are not alone.

 

We are notorious for misplacing that one item we swear we just used.

 

Using three basic techniques, we can find homes for every item in our homes:

 

  1. Like with like

  2. Consistency

  3. Permanent placement

keys hanging

 

1. KEYS

We’ve all lost these darn things so many times, if not on a daily basis.

Command hooks or a tack by the door you frequently enter and exit through is a good place to start.

If you don’t like command hooks, you can screw in a metal wall hook or get creative with something else.

You can buy command hooks for a dollar at the Dollar Tree and wall mounted hooks are sold at Walmart and Target.

 

phone charging

 

2. PHONE CHARGER

I know most of us have at least two of these for the purpose of being more likely to find one when needed, but let’s discuss home options for these chorded critters.

If you…

Charge your phone next to your bed, keep it there.

Find your phone usually has low battery when you are on your way to work, it may be time to invest in a car charger if you don’t have one.

Travel more often than not, it would be in your best interest to carry one in your work bag permanently, too.

Like to have your phone and charger secure, you can make your own “charging station.”

And if you are on the go, an unused glasses case works great for storing a charger and head phones.

cat licking

 

3. LINT ROLLER

I have a big fluffy cat that I love.

She is my precious girl but she is also an unbearably fluffy kitty that sheds nonstop.

Whether you have a cat or a dog, pet hair ends up in places we never thought it could. Under the bed and couch, behind (and on) the TV, and especially on our clothes.

The lint roller is a small sticky gift that is easy to misplace. I found two jumbo rolls for a deal somewhere (Target, maybe?) and since then I keep one in my car (this can be placed in your middle console, side storage in the car, etc.) and in my bathroom for the house.

The mini lint rollers are great to have on the go, so stick one in your purse, too!

three mailboxes

 

4. MAIL

When I say mail, I don’t mean the enormous amount of coupons that come to us, I mean the important documents they are still sending via mail like bills, notices, discount deals at our favorite stores, etc.

I have started trying to deal with mail right after I get it, but sometimes this is not the most timely task.

I like this tutorial from craftandrepeat. They use plastic formula containers, but this could also be done with empty plastic coffee containers.

Just be sure to hang or place this where you deal with your mail and label the container with the items they should contain.

pen

 

5. PENS

“I have a billion of these everywhere!”

Most people do, but it becomes difficult to find a working pen when it’s needed.

I recently went through all my old pens and pencils and threw away/donated most of them. I kept my favorite working writing utensils and put most of them right on my desk, but I also have a couple pens in a glass jar near my front door, in the console of my car, my work bag, and my purse.

You never know when you or a friend may need a pen.

TV with books

 

6. REMOTE

One of the biggest turn offs for relaxation has got to be when the remote is M.I.A.

Side tables are great for remote storage, but we usually have more than one person in our homes using the same TV and the remote tends to disappear.

Wooden jewelry boxes are a stylish storage option that can be placed in the TV console area or on a side table. If you are crafty, you can make your own remote holder for the arm of the couch or buy one at Walmart for $7.

man holding sunglasses

 

7. SUNGLASSES

For summer in Texas, having our sunglasses with us on the lake, in the river, or on that commute from work is a necessity, so why are they so easy to lose?

Keeping a pair in your car console or on the dash is the way to go, but that can be hard to remember.

Like with keys, installing a small metal rack or placing a command hook on the wall is an easy fix to a frustrating problem. For the DIY er, here is a cute and fun project for storing all the family’s shades.