Guide to Lost Items

Lorilei Blackett


Everyone loses things. 

It was this core idea that led to this guide being made. 

Just in case you, the reader, are wary about the helpfulness of this guide, then worry no more! You can trust this advice since it was put together by a teenager still in high school.

When a few random high school students were asked if they ever lost something in their life the answer came easily. 

Simply put, everyone said yes and had a story to tell. 

Whether it be one of those rare unfortunate situations where you need something for your daily life like Henry Renie, who remembered distinctly “losing a MacBook Air charger” (which he, sadly,  thinks was stolen in the end); or maybe similar to a Jonah Mikesell, who loses his “phone and keys frequently”. You might go through the frustration of losing the same items over and over and over again. On the off chance you happen to be blessed by the heavens with good luck like Kylie Miller who “lost the plug in( Ac Adapter/charger) for [her] 3DS charger for a while, so to compensate [she] charged it with [her] computer,” then even if you lost something important,  you have ways to live without it. 

Even if you are a person who loses your stuff a lot or one who doesn’t lose your items regularly, you still lose stuff, and it is up to you whether you look for it or not. It is because of this that it is critical to be able to tell if you should look for it.

In the fortunate case where you have lost something that you don’t care about, then the best course of action is to not even bother. A good example of this would be the pencils that are always laying around waiting to help the next being who has also just lost their pencil.

An easy way to tell if you need to find an item or not is by checking to see if you are freaking out or not. People “usually react with slight panic,” said Jonah Mikesell, when something that is important seems to vanish into thin air, so look for that. 

As you are reading this, ask yourself “Am I in a state of mental turmoil after realising my (your) is gone?” If you are not panicking, then stop reading and come back when you are.

Once you have checked to make sure you are terror-stricken, then continue on to the next paragraph for information on how to find your lost thing.

The general consensus is that if you lose something then the best way to find it is to retrace your steps. Though Chris Wood gives some more insight on another way to find your lost stuff by telling one of the ways he searches for his items, which is by “tearing my room apart searching.”

On another note, Kylie Miller seems to be a strange specimen, and instead of searching for the item she explains her method of just wandering around her “house or wherever until I either find it or give up and look for it later.”

As a last piece of advice for those who are luckless, Kylie Miller advises, if you “can’t find it then try again later.”

Hopefully this guide was helpful to you the reader, and even though things that people lose are usually quite different, the way to find them is quite simple and straightforward (Unless the item ends up being stolen… then it’s not simple. If that’s the case then sorry, this won’t help you).