Smart Home

Use Google Home to Remember Where You Put Your Stuff

Nancy Messieh 09-02-2017

If you constantly find yourself misplacing your phone, you can ask Alexa to find it How to Find a Lost Phone With an Amazon Echo If you ever lose your phone, you can use this app in conjunction with Amazon Echo to locate it on demand no matter where it is. Read More for you. But what if the object you’re constantly misplacing doesn’t have an internet connection? You could attach a tracker to that item How to Stop Losing Your Stuff (And 7 Trackers to Help You Do It) There are a number of personal item trackers on the market that can help you find lost items -- or just make sure they're not lost in the first place. Read More … or you could just tell Google Home where you put it.


The feature is very simple. Tell Google Home where you left something, and then when you ask about it, you’ll be reminded where you left.

So for example, when you put your spare keys in the top dresser drawer, just tell Google Home:

Ok Google, remember that I put my spare keys in the top dresser drawer.

Then when you’re looking for those keys and can’t remember where you put them, just say:

Ok Google, where are my spare keys?

If you’ve gotten rid of those spare keys, and don’t need that information saved by Google Home anymore, just say:

Ok Google, forget what I told you about my spare keys.

In addition to telling Google to remember where you put things, you could use the feature any way you want. If you have an idea for a blog post that you don’t want to forget, tell Google. (This is a particularly useful feature if you come up with an idea as you’re falling asleep.)


Since Google Home is an internet-connected device, you might not want to ask it to remember any particularly sensitive information. To see the feature in action, check out the video below:

This feature is particularly useful for items you’re putting away for long periods of time, rather than items you use on a daily basis. Otherwise, you’re going to find yourself constantly deleting and updating these locations, and the only way to do that is by telling Google.

What do you think of this Google Home feature? How do you plan to use it? Let us know in the comments. 

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  1. Marlene
    January 12, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    I would love this feature, as I am forever misplacing glasses, keys, wallet, ring, etc. But I believe it would be better if it only told you the MOST RECENT place you asked it to remember a certain item's location. Or, if Google Home comes up with a model with a screen (similar to Echo Show), you could ask it to show you all the "remembered" items, then give a command like "OK Google, dismiss listed item 4" when it's found that item for you.

  2. A Matthews
    February 10, 2017 at 10:18 am

    My son works on a care home where some of the residents suffer from dementia. I believe this could be of use to some of the residents perhaps with the assistance of a member of staff initially.