Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
It has been said that the average person spends two months of their life looking for lost cell phones, kid's gear, keys, laptops, passports, cameras and other valuables. Accurate or not, virtually everyone agrees that the less time wasted trying to find lost stuff the better. The following guidelines make it possible to not only reduce time spent searching for lost stuff but also turn the tables and have lost stuff searching for the owner.
Don't Lose it in the First Place - It may be an unrealistic goal to never lose anything but the following tips can help significantly reduce the number of things lost.
1- Make a place for everything and always put things in the same place. For instance, by always carrying a cell phone in the same coat pocket it is easier to check and more noticeable if left behind.
2 - Keep similar items together. Electronic devices can go in the same general area, such as one particular cabinet or one bag while traveling. Things associated with the car could all go in a drawer near the garage door.
3 - Visible items are less likely to go missing. A flashy case for an iPod makes it less likely to be left behind.
4 - Take less stuff. Fewer things taken on outings means fewer things to lose. It is also easier to notice if one of three items is missing than it is to notice when one of ten things is not where it should be.
Searching Strategies - When an item is lost, following these steps makes recovery more likely.
1 - Don't panic. Relax and think through the process. Try to remember the last place the item was used.
2 - Search where the item "should be" and the surrounding area completely. Check recently worn clothing and the laundry (before washing). Check the car.
3 - Ask for help. Another set of eyes may see something new. It is also possible that someone else has used or moved the item.
4 - Call recently visited locations to see if the item has been turned in, starting with the last place it was used.
5 - Return to recently visited locations. Look for a notice posted by a finder. Post signs offering a reward. Check with the local police station.
6 - Check the dumpsters and trash cans in the area. A finder, unable to easily contact the owner may have opted to discard it instead of launching a tedious search for the owner.
Technology Now Lets Lost Items Find Their Owner - Tracker tags from mystufflostandfound.com make it possible for the finder of a lost item to easily and securely connect with the owner.
The truth is that almost all "lost" items get found by someone. Most finders want to return the item if it's easy for them to do the right thing. Too often, items don't get back to their owners simply because there is no way to tell who the owner is.
Okoban® tracker tags from mystufflostandfound.com solve the problem by connecting finders with owners quickly, securely and privately, anywhere in the world. Finders simply enter the tracker tag’s Unique Identification (UID) code and the recovery location on the Okoban website. The system then immediately notifies the owner, anywhere in the world, with a secure email and text message of the found valuable and its recovery location.
For just a few dollars Okoban tracker tags can protect phones, kid's gear, laptops, tablets, passports, luggage, purses, cameras, keys, credit cards, pets and other valuables.
"Now, with Okoban and mystufflostandfound.com any lost cell phone or other valuable can find its owner," says Gordon Burns, CEO of My Stuff Lost and Found. "Often, the lost valuable finds the owner before the owner realizes the item is lost," says Burns.