Most young people these days invest all or a major portion of their money on buying electronics. Almost every young individual has a phone, iPod and possibly at least one other electronic item in their possession. These young people are also always on the go. They’d go from college to work, then to a movie and maybe end up sleeping over at a friend’s place rather than at their own. The chance that they’d misplace or lose their electronics, which are all pretty small in size, is very high. If you are someone who always faces this problem, here are a few ways you could avoid it.
Use clothes with special pockets
From office attire to workout apparel, most clothes have special in-built pockets that help you keep your valuables safe. Even when you are in a hurry, make sure you put in all the small items you’ve brought along with you into one of these pockets to avoid misplacement.
For instance most gym apparel come with belts to carry your phone and iPod, while most work jackets have a spacious inner pocket. If you don’t own such items already, don’t be hesitant to invest on some sportswear or accessories that serve this purpose.
Take only what you need
Sometimes the safest place for your valuables is home. If you know that you won’t be using a specific item at the place which you are going to, avoid taking it with you. You have to be a little more practical and a little less clingy with your electronics, if you wish to keep them safe and sound.
One of the most common ways young people lose their phones and iPods is through theft. You have to be aware that those who steal your valuables are no fools. Even if it is while you are travelling in public transportation or while in your place of study or work, these people will first observe you. This is mainly to get a good knowledge about what you have with you, how often you use them and where you keep them for safety. This study can be made in a couple of minutes. So whenever you are using your electronics in a public place, try and keep them to yourself.
Always make sure that you know what’s happening around you. Be at least a little observant about the people you are with, and if their behavior is in any way out of the ordinary. This again applies to electronics that are lost due to theft.
Buy genuine products
All leading electronic brands in the world have implemented measures to track down lost products that were purchased from them. If your luck gets really bad and your belongings actually gets misplaced or stolen, you’ll have better luck finding it this way. The extra cash you spend on the brand name is going to be completely worth it in this kind of situation.