Top Things that go Missing at Home

If we take out items that might have been theft and we leave out any ghostly paranormal activities, we are very much prone to losing the odd item or tow at home. Apparently, in the USA the most common item that goes missing at home is the television remote control whereas us in England it is the key(s).

Haven’t we all mislaid something at home, either questioning ourselves on ‘where the hell did I put it‘ or even accusing others of moving it? Nine times out of ten it will be our fault, our forgetfulness or trying to be clever by moving something to a better location so to confuse ourselves even more. Maybe it is by chance something goes missing be it having slipped down the side of the sofa or someone else accidently picked it up / moved it. Let’s all be honest, how many times have we said “can you ring my phone as I’ve put it down somewhere and can’t find it“!

On average, people will look for a missing item for about 5 minutes. source Chipolo

What are the common reasons things go missing at home?

  • Moved by someone else / pets (dog).
  • Slipped down the side of sofa / back of draws.
  • Left in pockets.
  • Dropped on floor.
  • Kicked under furniture.
  • Left in a secure / memorable (not so) place.
  • In plain site.

So what are the most common items that go missing when we are at home?

  • Keys.
  • Remote controls.
  • Paperwork.
  • Mobile phones.
  • Gaming controllers.
  • ID / passports.
  • Wallets / purses.
  • Glasses / hearing aids.
  • Mini electronic gadgets to include ear plugs, memory keys, headphones.
  • Items of clothing.
  • Outdoor items to include umbrellas / walking sticks.
  • Pets.
  • Children items such as toys / dummies.


Title image: Pixabay


Christopher Walkey

Founder of Estate Agent Networking. Internationally invited speaker on how to build online target audiences using Social Media. Writes about UK property prices, housing, politics and affordable homes.

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