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  • I don't. But here's an idea. In the Navy they made a big deal over tool control because loose tools (or even a pin or screw) on aircraft that are catapulted can be very dangerous! So each tool box had a piece of foam with the shape of the tool cut out of it. (Called a shadowbox). Make a shadow box of everything this person is prone to loosing and inspect it on a regular basis (done at change of shift in the Navy) to make sure its accounted for. Another strategy was used for personal items. It was called 'gear adrift' any personal items left laying around and not stored in the serviceman's personal storage area was called gear adrift and was thrown away. Stow it or loose it. Problem solved. And just out of curiosity, why would you want to live with someone like this? Why take it on as your responsibility? If its a family member you may want to talk to their counselor about strategies to help. This recovering drug addict DOES see a counselor of some sort, right?
    • Linda Joy
      Maybe if you told me what items they loose I could help you think of other strategies. I'm bad about getting distracted or bored and moving on to another project before cleaning up from the previous one (thinking I'll circle back around to it so no sense putting it all up) so now I have work stations (so to speak) and try to keep everything for art in a certain area, everything for baking in a certain area, my crochet in a certain area, and I use boxes, a lot. I have three for basic decluttering that work well in other situations. Put away, give away, and throw away. But after emptying the throw away and putting the give away in the donations box, the things to put away can be sorted into the same bins only this time they can be used for kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.
    • DancesWithWolves
      This person loses medical cards, debit cards, sunglasses, reading glasses, etc. ..Thank you for your comment :)
    • Linda Joy
      Maybe they need a purse. And maybe they need a string thingy I can't remember the name of to hold the glasses around the neck for easy use.
    • Linda Joy
      I just looked it up. Apparently its called a string for eyeglasses. Who would have thought? Maybe we should invent a name for it. Got any ideas?
    • Linda Joy
      Hey if this is a dude you could get them a brief case or a fanny pack for that stuff.
    • DancesWithWolves
      This is woman age 63 and she has purses seems not to use them for many things

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