GETTYOn average, people misplace four items a month
A study of 2,000 adults found we will typically misplace four items a month with keys, mobile phones, pens and glasses the most common.
Two thirds of Brits describe themselves as the type to lose things 'regularly' and the average person forks out £4,480 over their lifetime replacing stuff they have lost.
Not surprisingly, children are the worst culprits - typically losing seven items per month such as school jumpers, books, stationery, socks and toys.
In fact, children will lose more than a 1,000 items throughout their school years, the research by My Nametags, a British manufacturer of name tags, found.
Managing Director Lars Andersen said: "Schools are like the Bermuda Triangle for clothes and stationery.
"Parents often discuss how they can avoid losing school uniform as you don't want to fork out for new items you've only bought the other week.
"Some losses are inevitable, but there are ways that you can make sure your child doesn't lose every item they own by labelling everything, even their socks.
"It is utterly frustrating when you lose a particular possession, whether it be a child's cherished teddy bear, or a mobile phone.
"You are invariably unhappy about losing the item, but also about wasting time looking for it.
"But of course, when you've found the misplaced item, or it has been returned to you, the agony of losing something is then replaced by sheer joy."
GETTYChildren are the worst culprits for losing items
Headphones, lipsticks and memory sticks have a unique ability to go astray and also featured on the 20 most lost list.
Other items that have a mysterious habit of disappearing include remote controls, phone chargers and gloves.
The results also showed that one in four careless people have even temporarily lost a car.
While a fifth has found themselves stranded after losing some crucial directions.
GETTYKeys are the most commonly misplaced items among adults
It is frustrating when you lose an item
Outside of the home, the most likely place for stuff to go walkabout is in the car or on the bus, results showed.
And the costs of losing items mount up - the most expensive item parents said their child had lost, never to be seen again, was valued at an average of £104.
Andersen added: "Sometimes the reunion with your lost item depends on another person's honesty.
GETTYRemote controls are in the top five for misplaced items among adults
"It could be a kind soul spotting your wallet left on a bus, or your child's lonely hat lost in a car park, who will decide to contact you, but if there is no form of identification on the item it could be lost forever.
"Most of us don't lose many items of significant value, but no matter what the value, if it matters to you or your child there will be emotional ups and downs associated with the lost item."
GETTYPhones are the second most commonly misplaced item
MOST COMMONLY LOST ITEMS- ADULTS
3. Pens (or other items of stationery)
4. Glasses or sunglasses
5. Remote controls
8. Phone charger
9. Bank cards
GETTYUmbrellas did not make the top 10
14. Lipstick (or other make-up/cosmetic items)
15. Memory sticks
18. Shoes / Trainers
GETTYChildren will lose more than 1,000 items through their school years
MOST COMMONLY LOST ITEMS- KIDS
1. School jumper
2. School books
7. Shoes / Trainers
8. Gym kit
GETTYSchool uniforms are the most common lost item for children
11. Jumper / cardigan
12. Other school uniform items
13. Cuddly toy
14. Beaker or water bottle
16. Lunch box
18. T-shirt / Top
19. School bag
20. Pocket money
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