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2 Simple Ways to Find Your Everyday Things

We all know what it’s like to go hunting for something we use often. You’d think that it would be easy to find those things since we need them all the time, right? Do you suffer from the daily side effects of “Where the heck is my ___________?!” syndrome?

Well, suffer no more! The two best ways to guarantee that you’ll never have trouble finding your FUOs (frequently used objects) are to:

1. Be selective. Find a location that you can easily store them. Pick a spot that you walk by often and that you can reach without having to move something out of the way.

2. Be consistent. Once you’ve picked your spot, always put your FUOs in that spot. Always. Did I say always? Because I meant ALWAYS…with a twist. You might choose to have a spot in two areas that you spend a lot of time in (e.g., family room, master bedroom).

Ok, so now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s how you can handle some of the stuff you use all the time.

  • Cell phone, coins, and more. Put a bowl or a valet tray – one that you like – by the counter or flat surface closest to the entry you use most often or on your nightstand. Use it for your your keys, mobile phone, money, business cards, etc. 

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  • Keys. Do you use the front door to come and go? Or, maybe the door leading out to the garage? Install a key rack by the entryway so that they are always easy to find.
  • Jewelry. I tend to take off my jewelry in two places – my bedroom and the living room. So, I have cute containers on my center table and my nightstand. You can choose a traditional jewelry holder or one with a little more flair that you keep out in the open (e.g., on your vanity or on your wall). Did you notice that a jewelry organizer (like the one on the right) can easily double as a key rack, too?
  • Favorite sweater or jacket. Let a hook become your best friend. Keep your go-to sweater or jacket on a hook mounted next to or behind the door you use all the time. That way, you’ll see it when you’re leaving and you won’t have to rush back inside to get it.
  • Purse, murse, or briefcase. Once again, hooks will come in handy, either behind the door or on the wall by the entryway. If you use the entry in the kitchen, you can also use a lower cabinet to store your bag.

Have your own tip on how to easily find your most used everyday items? Leave a comment to share.


Deb always seemed to have a knack for putting things in order, and started re-designing her mother’s room at the age of nine. Fast forward several years later and you’ll find her helping clients get more organized and comfortable in their homes and offices. Check out her website at D. Allison

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  60. Gladys Parker April 7, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

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      Great routines are key to finding what you want when you want it. Thanks for stopping by, Gladys. =)

  61. Robin Quick April 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    All great suggestions. I love the key rack & jewelry rack in the pic. They are very stylish & could be made very easily! My son has a tiny bathroom with no floor space at all so Im racking my brain trying to find a way to get some storage in there!

    • Deb Lee May 2, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

      Hi Robin –

      I found the key/jewelry rack on Pinterest. I’m sure there’s a tutorial on how to make it. Let me know if you decide to make one. I’d love to hear how it turns out. =)

      For your son’s bathroom, try mounting shelves to the wall or use an over the toilet armoire.


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