How to Make Finding the Damn Remote a Little Bit Easier

Introduction: How to Make Finding the Damn Remote a Little Bit Easier

If you're anything like me, you can drive yourself into a frenzy trying to find the remote control. Phrases such as "WHERE THE HELL IS IT?!?!?!?" and "IT WAS JUST HERE A SECOND AGO!!!" are probably in your everyday lexicon. This Instructable will not change your life. It is extremely simple. And I can now find the damn remote.

Step 1: Open Up the Damn Remote

Take the battery cover off the back of the remote.

Step 2: Insert Ribbon and Close Cover.

Insert ribbon and close cover.

Step 3: Ahhh! There Is the Damn Remote!

Ahhh! Now I can find the damn remote! Life is good!



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    We have 2-Way Wireless Flat wallet finders "velcroed" (is that a word?) to ours - no matter which one of the three you can find, it can be used as the finder of the others. Someone also attached one (again with double sided velcro) to the TV itself just in case all 3 are AWOL. - works well.


    Absolutely fantastic! I have several remotes that the kids keep losing. I think I may have to glue the ribbon on....hmmm. Come to think of it, we keep them in a nice basket that my wife likes....I could secure the other end to the basket. The best instructibles get my gears turning!!

    Well, this is the Cleverist I have seen yet. Good Job on this one. I gave you 5 stars cause it helps me a ton and you used Pink

    What I'd like to see the manufacturer make is a button on the TV, that when pushed makes the hidden remote emit a little beep.

    Hmmm, kind of a cheap way to get on here. On that note why don't you just tape your dog to it ?! Lol but at the same time, do what works for ya.

    nice. i always lose the remote when im rushing home to catch a tv show.

    Once upon a time I bought one of those $5 key finder things (they beep when you whistle) and stuck the innards inside the remote. Ran it right of the main batteries and drilled a small hole in the remote so you could hear it/it would hear you. That worked very well, except that our parakeets set it off a lot. Scrapped it within a day but it should work for most people.

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    I end up tearing the whole room apart to find the thing. It always disappears when I really want to watch something.

    Smart, I just tie a string to mine, occasionally I actually get as far as tying it to something else but that makes it pretty pointless as a remote, it's supposed to move and all... or tie a little bell like the ones you get around xmas on it, its a ball with a bearing or something inside, they make a handy rattler, just shake things till ya find it. again nice 'ible, better pics would be nice but it's not in dire need of them.