How to Stop Forgetting About Leftovers All the Time

I remember about 50/50 bringing home leftover food from the restaurant. The food is so delicious that I make a special effort to bring it home and eat it again, and yet I forget that it exists all the time between I put it in a box and look for it in my refrigerator the next morning.

Being in charge of remembering the leftovers of food in someone’s house is even worse: put the box in the refrigerator and it will disappear from sight and sight. That’s why I love this trick from the LifeProTips subreddit : put keys on food. When looking for your keys when it’s vacation time, it may take a minute, but you will eventually remember that you left them in the fridge (especially if you made sure to tell your fellow travelers or the owner “okay, my keys with leftover food in fridge “).

Now there are some practical questions. If your keys have a battery in them (for example, in a car that starts with a push of a button), they may need to warm up before they work again. And if you are not the driver, you don’t have to look for keys at all.

But the biggest trick here is to leave what you need and not forget what you want to remember. When going to your hotel room, you can put your suitcase right in front of the mini-fridge. In a restaurant, why not shove your phone (or keys) partly under the takeout drawer? So you have to pick up the box to get your phone, plus you have to touch the box and think about it every time you pick up your phone in between boxing and leaving. (Re-insert it each time, of course.)

Get creative with this, but make sure your marker is something you really won’t leave without. Otherwise, you will exit the subway and will not realize until you reach the front door that your keys and leftover food are in your friend’s refrigerator.

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