The Best Way to Find a Dropped Pill

And other tiny little things

You’re getting ready to sleep and the last thing you need to do is take your medication, but the wily sucker rolls out of your hand and straight under the bed. Or you’re putting on earrings and the back of one falls off and lands somewhere under the dresser. Annoying, right? This easy trick will help you locate that tiny piece in no time.

What you need: A flashlight--or your iPhone flashlight in a pinch.

What you do: Turn off all of the lights in your room. Then crouch down to floor level and shine the flashlight in the general direction of the lost item.

Why it works: The light illuminates the tiny object so it’s easier to spot. (Warning: It illuminates other things, too, like dust bunnies.)

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Jillian Quint is the Editor-in-Chief of PureWow, where she oversees the editorial staff and all the fabulous content you read every day. Jillian began her career as a book editor...