Most people have tried it - rushed out of a hotel, motel or from the campsite and also got the place to find discover we had left behind something of worth. Clothes, phone chargers, shampoos, medicine, books, tent pegs - you name it, we've left it behind. And now the issue is two-fold - did the hotel (maid) assume it had been something for lost and located in order to be trashed? And just how much does it set you back to be shipped for you IF it is found?
Here are a few ideas to prevent you from leaving things behind to begin with.
Don't unpack anything until you need it. Many sweaters and bathrobes remain on the hanger behind bathroom doors since the party anticipated needing them and then forgot they'd unpacked them. Or they hang a dirty shirt there when bathing. If you're staying for just about any serious length of time (a few days to a week) and you don't wish to mix dirty clothes with clean things in your suitcase, put the soiled clothes in a drawer by themselves until you leave. Do NOT insert them in a white laundry or garbage bag on the ground. If you accidentally leave it behind, the maid will assume it's either garbage or unwanted and will usually trash it and it will never make it to lost and located.
Do a walk-through whenever you take a look at. Look under beds, behind open doors (especially towards the bathroom) as well as in all the drawers. Look into the bedding also - sometimes valuable items get up to date in sheets and spreads and are never witnessed again. Look into the shower for shampoos or conditioners, the restroom for medicines including within the cabinet if it opens. Check electrical outlets specifically for phone chargers - they and camera battery or iPod chargers are THE most typical items left out plus some are not worth shipping home when they only cost $15 to replace. If camping, do a walk-through of the whole area - under the tent and picnic table areas, close to the fire pit and close to where the car was sitting. They are where many items which fall out of pockets tend to be based in the light of day.