If you have ever lost something in the middle of a city you are living in or visiting, usually you are stuck with nowhere to go. Local options could be the police station, or nearby businesses or homes. The ‘old’ method would be posting flyers around town to help find the person. Many of us do not have time for this. These options leave you with the minimum exposure possible if someone finds your belongings.
Depending on the location of where you lost or found something, the easiest thing to do might be locate the proper authorities. However, many of us do not live in small rural areas. Usually big cities have a lot of foot traffic and many different places to go to report something.
Usually if you have lost something and it is found by someone else you both have to go to the police station or ask the same people if they noticed anything. Posting in online classifieds give the most exposure to people in the area who might not otherwise have reported the item to nearby officials or businesses. Suggestions for websites to use in this manner follow at the end of the article.
If you find something the same holds true. You can report the item to local businesses and local authorities. Posting in online classifieds helps give you the most exposure to the most people who might have lost the item. Find some suggestions below on what you can utilize online to help you in your quest.
There are a variety of classifieds sites online with which you can use to post the item that you lost or the item that you found. The largest one is Craigslist. However, it does not hurt to post at smaller, newer sites to put your posting in front of the most people possible. Smaller sites include Kijiji or Classivox. I would try to post to at least 2 or three sites, as usually it only takes a few minutes. You might recieve some spam, but you might also contact the person that found your item or the person that lost theirs.
I hope if you lost something valueable, these tips help you into locating your item! And if you found something be assured the person you give it back to will be very thankful.