I have a bad habit: I will lose anything if it's not attached to me.

When I get home at night, my routine is my keys go into a tray by the door. My phone, I keep on my person and I have a place where I plug it in and charge it at night. My wallet, my glasses, my watch, and my wedding band all go the same place every single time.

So I always know where those things are. But too many people lay things down and can't find them.

Now, there are a number of things to help me and others keep track of our gadgets that I read about in The Wall Street Journal.

StickNFind makes tiny sensors with adhesive tape on back that are a little thicker than a quarter. You stick them to your gadgets and they can emit a sound to help you find lost stuff. But they're way too expensive at $25 a pop.

Another one for iPhones is called the hipKey. That one can help you find the iPhone 4S and 5, for $90 a pop! Then there's also the Proximo, also for the iPhone 4S and 5, at $25 a piece.

If you're cheap like me, you're an Android person. So I suggest you load Lookout to help you find a lost phone.

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Clark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and website show you ways to put more money in your pocket, with advice you can trust. View More Articles

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