LPT: If you put something down temporarily, say out loud “I’ve put the screwdriver by the microwave” or whatever. This engages many more areas of the brain (particularly the language centres) which creates a richer memory making it less likely you’ll forget where you put it.

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keepthetips

Serious question, does the brain have a better chance of remembering the louder you say it? Like if I shouted “THE CHICKEN WILL EXPIRE IN ONE DAY” would that make me more likely to remember?

Lurking_like_Cthulhu

*Leaves stove on* “I’VE PUT THE SCREWDRIVER BY THE MICROWAVE!”

Vyxol

I used this technique when I started taking a my blood pressure medicine. I could never remember if I had taken it and my girlfriend suggested saying, “I’m taking my BP pill” as I took it. It works!!!

buckeyeintn

My boyfriend and I would always say, “Remind me about [whatever it was]” because telling the other one to remind us always helped us remember. He passed away almost two years ago. I still ask him to remind me about things. It weirdly does help.

KyFairie