I don’t throw parties often, but I’ve found myself with a growing collection of castaway sunglasses, casserole dishes, makeup, gifts from friends that were meant for other friends, you name it. Sometimes, even if I’ve figured out the identity of the abandoned item’s owner, I’m at a loss as to how to get it back to its rightful home.
What is the etiquette for storing/returning forgotten items? If a guest claims an item, but takes forever to come pick it up, how long should I keep it? If they live far away, am I obligated to ship it to them?
Any advice would be appreciated — this pile of orphaned treasures is getting out of hand! -Caitlin
Is there an expiration date? Is it all on the loser to go fetch? What are your rules on orphaned treasures?