On average, each household has about three remotes, and the average TV watcher will spend over two cumulative weeks looking for lost TV remote controls in their lifetime. Here are some steps you can take keep from wasting that much time:
1. Keep it from getting lost
Putting a piece of glowing tape on your remote can be a great way to find it, especially if it frequently falls under a couch or into a darker space. Just turn off the light and look for that glow! You can also come up with a regular home for your remote, like a specific side table or an armchair pocket organizer. Keeping your remote in one place takes a little extra discipline but it’ll save you time in the long run. Some people even attach their remotes to Velcro strips or retractable cords to keep them from straying.