2. Create a "palace" for your memories
Considered an advanced form of memorization, the Method of Loci has you create a “palace of memories," by visualizing a mental space, like a house, where each room contains a nugget of knowledge. By “walking through” the house, you can “collect,” and therefore, recall, items you need to memorize. Use your own home, or a place you know exceedingly well, and “store” the items/info you need to remember in each room. It's all about leaning on and exploiting spatial memory, where your brain devotes a large portion of power.
How it can work for you: Your friend asked you to bring beer, tupperware, ketchup, and Monopoly to his party. Using this method, you visualize your own home, with the items placed strategically throughout. Inside your front door, the floor is drenched with beer. When you reach the kitchen, there is tupperware overflowing from your sink. In your bathroom, someone replaced the soap with ketchup. Then, when we get to your bedroom, your girlfriend is playing Monopoly in bed. This tour of memories, a story or sorts, will make it more difficult to forget something due to the vivid, easily relatable cues it brings to the surface.