American people spend 2.5 days per year in pursuit of lost and found possessions

We have all had the morning where we’re running late, and we cannot recall the “safe” spot we left our keys. According to Pixie’s Lost & Found Study, a smart location approach for iPhones that utilizes virtual reality to accurately display the location of missing belongings, this is a common phenomenon since Americans spent 2.5 days per year searching for lost objects.

Top missing or lost and found valuables are smartphones, house, and car keys, glasses, and shoes! What’s even more, people waste $2.7 billion every year getting the same products for replacement, and more than half of people are frequently late for school/work because of irritating checks. A few of the problems were reported in the Lost & Found Survey. Some of the main results involve:

  • Once questioned the objects people misplace at least once a week, the most popular missing items are: TV remotes (45 percent), phones (33 percent), car & keys (28 percent), glasses (27 percent), shoes (24 percent) and wallets/purses (20 percent)
  • Americans spend 2.5 days a year searching for lost items.
  • The millennial generation is almost twice as likely to lose their belongings compared to the boomer generation.
  • Baby Boomers are by far the most cautious group, with 55 percent saying that they’ve not lost their keys or phones in more than two months, compared to 23 percent of the millennial generation.
  • Multitasking is the most preferred source of lost and found things with around half of Americans claiming that having to manage more than one job causes them to neglect where they have put an important object.

Costly Consequences of Lost and Found Objects

Apart from creating tension and anxiety, missing items may have a big effect on your daily life, with almost 60 percent of people reporting that they’ve been late for school or work because of the struggle for finding lost and found objects. In comparison, half of the participants missed a meeting or event looking for lost personal possessions.

Now, however, there are smart solutions to this issue. You should have a personalized ID tag for each of your valuables to prevent sending them a black hole while they’re missing. With this smart lost and found service, the tags that can be marked or added to the items will provide a website and call center information for rescuers to contact the mediator service. Your personal details will also remain private. But there will be a reward promise to motivate the finder to get in contact with the mediator for lost and found belonging. These tags will be applied to small or big objects and can be created depending on the needs. 

The finder will reach us with a few taps on our user-friendly website. The special identifier that we apply to and tag would make it easy for us to link the object with the owner’s details. Therefore, no matter how many items you have or how many ID tags you need we include their details in our ID tag system, the lost and found PC or phone will meet the owner’s details in seconds.

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What is lost can be found again

Some weeks ago, I met an old friend that I had not seen for some years. We just bumped into each other by chance, it was not a planned event, yet, we both reacted with great pleasure at one another’s sight. After the first few, beautiful moments, though, I remembered why we had parted and stopped meeting… it was my fault: I had fallen in love with her boyfriend and decided I could no longer be around them as it made me suffer so much. I never told her, I simply gradually withdrew from her (and him) until we completely lost contact.

I only now realised how much I had missed her, and how close we used to be. We went for a coffee and we ended up spending the whole afternoon together. I could not believe I had let her go; I had lost her. At some point she asked what had happened, why we had decided to renounce to each other, and I did not have the heart to tell her. We separated at the end of a splendid afternoon and promised to meet again, and I really wanted to, but because of this secret I never called her back. A month passed and my friend called me to ask if we could meet again. I accepted happily, and once together I just came to realise that I wanted to have my friend again, I had found her and now wanted us to share our lives again, so I told her everything, and since then we are really close again. I lost and found her, and from this I learnt one really needs to be honest to themselves and to the others in order to be fully happy.

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School bags with wheels

In case you are new to the topic. If you have not bought any school bags so far. If you need to change one after many years. Well, the world of school bags has changed, evolving into something complex and quite technical, so do not make the mistake to think you will be done with this purchase in a short time because you would end up disappointed. You had better set your mind to accept it will take time, probably some arguing with your son or daughter, surely it will need some investigation before choosing.

Why is it that complicated? Well, school bags are everyday objects for children, and this goes on for many years of their lives. It is not about style, fashion or being cool – although your child will certainly argue so, meaning that you will definitely have to mediate between style and the most important feature of all: quality. Well, quality is actually a ‘set’ of features, all of which you want to search for in school bags for your kids.

What do I look for in a school bag? To start with, you must pay attention to the adjustability of its shoulder straps, so it fits well your child’s body; then, you have to look for the quality of the material used: is it waterproof? is it scratch resistant? will it last long?; make sure you also check that it has many compartments and pockets (very useful to keep everything in order and avoid losing stuff) and that it is not too big nor small. Finally, the wheels. Most school bags now on sale come with inbuilt wheels and a long handle that allows a child to carry the bag without having to lift it, meaning that no weight weighs on his back and shoulders. It is the best option to ensure no injury occurs.

In conclusion, school bags are a need of all children that go to school, this means you will sooner or later have to buy one to your child. Do not just go cheap or buy one without ensuring it has the above-mentioned criteria and, possibly, wheels, as you may end up dissatisfied and, much worse, your child could develop some health problems with shoulders and back. And once you have bought the bag… was it an easy task to complete or not? I would be curious to know since I found it not that simple……

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How to choose your office chair

If you are searching for an office chair that is comfortable and stylish, there are a bunch of things you should know and consider before making the purchase. Considering that the average employee spends 1.700 hours per year sitting, the right office chair is a must have, and too often these are bought without really thinking of the health risks behind a cheap seat …

First of all, you shall consider ‘ergonomics’. This aspect plays a crucial role when deciding on the office chair to buy because it is directly connected with a person’s health. Research shows, in fact, that an ergonomic chair can reduce work related physical issues, which comes with a positive outcome for employers: sick leave time asked because of headaches, shoulders and backaches is fairly reduced. 

A very important feature, that makes an office chair a quality one, is the seat adjustability. It should be significant enough to guarantee that most people can sit comfortably and it is best if you can adjust the chair while sitting, so choose an office chair that has controls usable when you sit on it. The best chairs will come with adjustable armrests too. 

Another important aspect to think about during the selection process regards the dimensions of the office chair. While you want it to be as comfortable as possible, if your office is small or narrow you need to ensure that your chair fits in it and that you can move around.

Other considerations shall go to the base and stability of the chair – you know you can choose between normal or wheel bases, in both cases the chair needs to prove solid and stable -, the material the office chair is built with, and of course the padding.

Since they can be quite expensive, office chairs should last long. This is a product that has to be selected with care, attention, good thinking and it is essential that you choose a professional of the field – so avoid big chains that do not have good customer care or only work online. While it is okay that you spend on them, it would be a real shame if an office chair didn’t last long enough.

In conclusion, an office chair is a very important element in the day of an employee because it can improve his/her work and health. It is not smart to save on it, on the contrary, to improve productivity, happiness and health it is best to invest on a good chair. It is in the end a great long-term investment.


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