Tag: lost and found

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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