There are many solutions to man's forgetfulness: marked-up calendars can remind you of a girlfriend's impending birthday, while mnemonic devices can help you remember what name to write on the card (Apple=Amy!). Protecting your possessions from your forgetfulness, Warranty Elephant.
Helmed by a Torontonian who had to pay to repair his TV after losing his warranty documentation, WE was initially created as a simple way for his family and friends to store and track their own warranties, but has recently thrown open its doors to the public so everyone can "Buy It, Save It, and Forget It", adding a crucial middle step to correct your time-honored pattern. Register for a free account, and you'll be asked to fill in a few bits of mandatory info (manufacturer, product, purchase date, and warranty length), though entering other deets is up to you, e.g, model #, warranty contact phone, or even a scanned copy of the warranty document, assuming your scanner didn't break after the warranty lapsed. Your registered warranties can then be viewed at any point in list format, with color codes alerting you to expiring contracts, i.e., green = 3 months left, red = 1 month, and grey = expired; what's more, you'll receive email alerts with 6 months, 1 month, and 1 week left on the warranty for each product, giving you ample time to accidentally crush them beneath your boot.
WE's considering a number of additions, including direct links to product manuals, relevant discussion forums, and Blackberry/iPhone apps -- useful, but not nearly as much as your genius reverse-mnemonic device (AMY=Apple Means You!).