It really is easier to find things if you always put them in the same place. For example, always hang your car keys on a hook or put them in the same place by the front door. These are the 7 genius brain boosters you can do before you leave for work.
Use your senses
If you have to put something in an unfamiliar place, say what you are doing out loud: “I am putting my sunglasses on the table by the door.” By letting your ears register the information, you increase your chances of remembering it later.