I once found a set of keys three years after I lost them. I wish I was joking.
My most common thing to loose is my whiteboard pen. I’m a primary school teacher and I’ll be teaching at the board, with my pen, and the next second it’s gone. Disappeared. Thankfully I teach 8 year olds and they like nothing better than to find things first.
It’s true what everyone above says, the angrier or more frustrated you get, the less likely you are to find it. Well for me anyway.
My friends think I’m hyper organised. I have a place for everything. I have a bowl for my keys right by the door. A tray for the tv remote. Everything has a place. What they don’t understand is that if it’s not in its place, I have no idea where anything is.
I guess all I’m trying to say is you’re not alone. I’ve just recently realised that myself.