Tis the Season to Mind Your Possessions

So now that the holiday season is in full swing, people will be hitting the highways, byways, planes, trains and rental vehicles to get to their various destinations.  Many will have tons of luggage, full of packages and gifts.  Others will pack their high-tech gadgets to occupy them for their long journeys.  With all of the hustle and bustle, people sometimes are too busy to keep an eye on their prized possessions.  In the hurry sometimes, these individuals may leave a cellular device, tablet or laptop in the seat pocket of an airplane or train, or in the glove compartment of a rental vehicle.  Often individuals do not realize that the items are missing until they try to make a phone call or browse the internet.  This can be a costly mistake.

Even though airlines, train stations rental car agencies may have lost and found offices, you may not be able to reclaim you lost possession.  Basically you are relying on the kindness of strangers to turn in your lost device and try to locate you.  So, what is one to do to make sure that your prized possessions reach the destination with you?  Make sure your devices are in one central location or co-located in the same carry-on bag.  Set an audible alarm on one of your devices that is set to go off when you reach your destination.  The sound of the alarm will help make sure that you do not leave your device behind.  Another option is to make a reminder to take all of your devices with you on a sticky note.  Place the sticky note on the windshield of the rental vehicle or on the seat back of the forward facing seat on the plane or train.

If all else fails, and you are not that good at keeping up with your devices, safely store them away until you reach your final destination.  Happy travels!

 

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