Finding Lost Items

Losing something can be very frustrating, but there are strategies you can use in varying situations to find your missing item. This is a guide about finding lost items.


November 1, 2011 Flag
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Dropped a small earring or contact lens, etc? Just take a nylon stocking and cover nozzle of vacuum and attach with a rubber band. Turn on your vacuum, and run it over floor. If you're lucky, your lost item will be stuck to the nylon.

Source: I read this hint in an old book that I got at a yard sale a long time ago. I don't have the book any more.

By Penny B. from McVeytown, PA

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November 2, 20110 found this helpful

This is an awesome tip. I lose little things like that at least 5 times a week! ;)

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November 10, 20110 found this helpful

Good idea, presuming you've got the hose type vacuum. Ours works either way. If you don't have a hose-type vacuum, here's hoping you have one like ours, which is a bagless. Everything goes into the cup!

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October 27, 2010 Flag
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If you lose or drop small item or pill you don't want the children or dogs to find first, simply put a knee-high stocking over the end of the vacuum hose and vacuum around the area it may have fallen. You can retrieve what you're looking for without the vacuum sucking it up into the bag or cup. This is especially useful for valuable or hard to replace items (earrings, eyeglass hardware, etc.)


By PJ from NY

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October 30, 20100 found this helpful

What a great idea! I am going to be using this one.

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July 31, 2012 Flag
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If any personal items are lost in a department store, check the lost and found then check the appropriate department for your item. I recently found my lost prescription sunglasses "for sale" in the sunglasses display at the department store where I lost them two weeks priviously.

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January 5, 2012 Flag
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If you have a visual impairment and drop anything small and colorless on the floor, place a stocking over the end of your vacuum hose and run it over the area you suspect it may have fallen. It will easily be picked up allowing you to retrieve it from the stocking.

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December 23, 2004 Flag
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When you drop something tiny on the floor/carpet, like a pin, screw or earring. Take a flashlight and put it level with the floor for the light to pick up the shine of the lost item.

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November 25, 2004 Flag
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If you drop a small object (say, an earring) and can't locate it, put a pair of nylons over your vacuum hose and use the hose to slowly vacuum over the area. You will pick up the lost object without it being sucked up into the vacuum. By Leann D

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