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As a school secretary, we end up with many cellphones left on the property or playgrounds during off school hours by groups using our building. It was difficult to find the owner of the phone just by checking "contacts" and many phones had to be sent to the recycle center.
I get around in a motorized wheel chair. At my sister's suggestion, I crocheted a case to fit around the phone. My grand daughter crocheted a chain for it. I attached her chain and wear it around my neck whenever I am not at home.
My young teens share a phone, so when they have events that my husband and I are not always at, they can call us if need be. Needless to say, it gets left or lost at times, each kid thinks another has it.
Stay in touch while gardening by making a holster for a cordless phone out of an old shoe. Nail an old shoe to a stake and place it in the garden to hold the phone.
When I leave my cell phone at night to charge, and in order to not forget it the next morning, I put the cell phone inside my purse with the cord visibly sticking out. When I am ready to leave the house in the morning, I am "forced" to remember my cell phone.
I used to forget my phone whenever I had it on charge. Now, I use an ice cream stick (the rounded kind). I wrote the word "PHONE" on it. Whenever I have my phone charging up, I place the stick on the end of my table where I am sure to see it.
So many cell phones look alike these days, and if the battery has run down, there is no way to tell whose is whose! Using a label maker, put your first name and an alternative phone number on the back so that if yours is lost, it can be returned.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who frequently has to go on a scavenger hunt to retrieve my cell phones and keys. The cell phone problem is solved by simply calling it from another phone and tracking it down.
When I retired and was home alone all day, I sometimes misplaced my cell phone. Since women's clothes often don't have pockets, it would sometimes be on a different floor if I was cleaning closets, etc. I would have to email my daughter at work and ask her to call me since we don't have a land line anymore.
It's annoying to forget your phone. In the morning, I put my phone in my handbag while I am charging it. When I go to get my handbag, my phone is already in there and I just have to unplug the charger. No more forgotten phone.
Those who know me, know that I am NOT one of the most organized people in the world. I finally figured out how to not leave my cell phone behind when I leave the house!
After I hurt my leg and was somewhat restricted, I found I was missing my calls because I set my cell phone down somewhere. I ended up slipping it into my sleeve and placing a snug but not restrictive rubber band at the wrist to hold it in place. It makes it convenient to always have it around too!
So many of my friends, talk about letting their cell phone batteries run down and then they can't make any calls. I recharge my cell phone when 1 to 2 times a week, or as needed, but only at nighttime, when I'm sleeping. This way, it's already to use, anytime I need it.
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It seems like I spend half my life looking for my cell phone, which is always where I'm not. One time I saw a pattern for a crochet bag that you wear around your neck, so I made one, but it banged on my chest when I walked and drove me nuts.
Does anyone have an ingenious idea for keeping your phone on your body as you move about the house? (My husband has no problem, but he wears overalls. Don't think I'll be doing that.)
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By Rita from Kansas City
I don't carry my phone around with me when I'm at home. I have a little table near the door where we keep our keys and letters to be mailed. I leave my cell phone there. When it rings I might have to walk a distance but at least I know where it is. If you have no room for a table you could put the phone in a case and hang it from a hook or doorknob, but always put it in the same place. HTH
How about making something that would attach to your upper arm. I see people jogging with a cd player attached to their upper arm. They listen to music as they jog and it leaves their hands and arms free to swing as they run.
I agree with Olive. Have a place where you keep the phone in each room and do not ever place it elsewhere. Even if you have to go to each room looking for it, you will at least know where to look.
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I would charge mine during the night and then forget to take it with me in the morning.