| | I don't think it's clairvoyance...but
We have this situation going on:
As we have been building our house, all the accumulated excess material, and inactive tools are placed in what we lovingly call the Tool Room, which is the farthest room located in our basement.
Whenever we need something retrieved out of there, it looks hopeless - just a jumbled mass of STUFF! I know someday it will get organized, but not right now...
Anyhow, my favorite method of retrieval is to stand in the doorway, and state, "I'm looking for xxxx." And I ALWAYS find it.
I tell people it's the positive thought plus the statement of command....
because I have NO idea how or why it works.