Most people have spent several frustratingly long minutes searching for something that is urgently needed. In some situations, this type of stressful experience has extended for days or weeks. This usually happens when you placed something in an area where it does not belong. Many people are absentminded or distracted when this happens. Some items are easier to lose than others, such as your car keys or smartphone. By taking a few smart steps, you can decrease the chance of being in this unpleasant situation in the future.