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For me, it's all about interlocking - making sure I can't get past one thing without hitting something else. If I'm staying in a hotel, my jacket doesn't need to hang up in the wardrobe. Best place for it is over the door handle, or hanging off the door closer. My keys, cards, etc., can all be in the jacket. The door will be deadbolted and quite possibly ...


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Another solution that I take is; when you unpack, for a those brief minutes, be more mindful, focused and 'present' about what you are doing and where you are putting things, eg don't be thinking of anything else at the same time. This will help you put things in the correct places and also it will help you remember where you put those items when you come ...


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I travel a lot as well, and I never forget anything anymore. I use the ColorNote App (for Android) to keep track of my packing list, which I re-use after each trip. I've been honing it for about 8 years and I feel I've reached the level of Packing Ninja! :-D I put everything on the list that I might possibly want to bring for both personal and business ...


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tl;dr Be tidy and leave cupboards and draws open to indicate you’ve checked they’re clear. I have a sequence I follow when leaving a location I’m not returning to, particularly hotel rooms but most applies to any location. Tidy my surroundings, it’s harder to find things in a messy environment. This includes clearing rubbish or at least consolidating it ...


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What I use is a Trello board with three lists on it: The first list is things that I have at home. I keep a card on this list for each item I have that I'm planning on packing for the trip. This helps make sure I don't forget to pack things, as well as coming in handy for keeping track of things at the end of the trip. For sets like toiletries that mostly ...


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I'm not sure how applicable it is to travel, but I have a technique for not leaving my things at work. I count them, and should always get the same number. If I didn't bring that thing with me that day, I count it off all the same. I take my keys, wallet, phone, headphones, drink bottle and sunglasses. Before I go home I pat each object in my pockets, or ...


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Doing a search of each place you leave prevents most lost items. The other thing is to get everything back into place after each use. That means a lot of taking stuff in and out of bags but it does help. The other tip that is harder to get used to is to remember the feel of the back weight and bulk. I travel enough that I can notice small changes in weight,...


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There are a variety of strategies you can use but they all involve a cost of time. I use different strategies in different places. First and foremost is what we calling "walking the campsite" (because it came from camping trips where leaving something behind could be catastrophic). You literally walk from room to room in the hotel (or wherever you are) ...


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Some tips that might help: Whenever you are visiting a place, locate the item you don't want to forget (such as your adapter) near something you definitely will not forget (your jacket for example). Or (but this can take some practice), connect your jacket to the adapter in your mind in the most funny strange way you can think about (e.g. when you take on ...


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If you can reduce, the number of things you carry with you, outside of where you are staying, so you can check for them every time you stand up. As a habit I now check for my wallet, keys and phone every time I stand up, and they all have their own pocket. In essence Awkward Zombie was on to something


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Write a list of everything you want to take with you on a trip, use it to pack your bags, then at the end go through that same list and check you still have those things before you leave


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Those things (which I also often forget) have something in common: they are out of sight and out of mind, and easy to overlook especially when in a hurry: The toiletries are probably in the bathroom, maybe under a towel or in the shower behind a fold of the shower curtain, and it's easy to forget to look there or to miss a spot The adapter is wherever the ...


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Remember that you can forget things, so e.g. for the charger, when it is not attached to the computer, put it in your bag. If you need it again, you will take it out again. Put things in evident places. I put often my umbrella under my chair at restaurants, so that I would probably see it also if it stop raining. If you forget your bag, it is probably that ...


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I make a conscious, visual check of my surroundings every time I leave the place (restaurant, lodging, bus, etc) I've been in. "Conscious" is important: running one's eyes over the walls and floors and so on so that you're really seeing what's there. Works very well, and has become a useful habit.


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