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Finding Lost Items

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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.
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November 1, 2011

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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October 27, 2010

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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5 found this helpful
January 5, 2012

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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By oSandi from Sherwood Park, Alberta

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January 10, 20120 found this helpful

I've seen a similar tip here but it did not go into the great detail of this one. Some of us need directions for everything. Thanks!

Janey-SC

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1 found this helpful
July 31, 2012

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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December 23, 20040 found this helpful

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, 20040 found this helpful

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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