How to Memorize Anything Quickly: 10 Memory “Pegs”

Having trouble remembering a list of to-do items or concepts for a presentation? Preparing for a test, and need a fast way to remember a bunch of things? You need mnemonics!

Mnemonic guide to remember ten things easily

In today’s UncleNalts “YouTube Orbit” video (subscribe here, folks, for daily nonsense) I reveal a mnemonic device that will help you remember ten things. Here’s a visual depiction of your “pegs,” or devices on which you’ll hang/store what you want to remember. You’ll need to memorize this list first, but each item rhymes with the number it represents.

The key is to create a vivid, action-oriented, weird image or scene to connect what you’re trying to memorize to these ten images (which you’ll only have to learn once, and keep for life).

Example: So if you’re trying to remember to pick up dry cleaner’s as your fourth image… you need a WILD way to connect dry cleaner’s to item four (door).

Wrong way: Picturing yourself walking into the dry cleaner’s via the door is not going to work. Instead, try something freaky.

Right way: Imagine that you’re picking up your shirts, but the dry cleaner’s is giving you one shirt at a time… requiring you to walk through a series of doors that are vibrating. On each door is one of your shirts hanging on the door knob. You get into a fight with the dry cleaner because you’re frustrated with how cumbersome it is to pick up your shirts. THAT you’ll remember.

5 Replies to “How to Memorize Anything Quickly: 10 Memory “Pegs””

  1. I did a similar thing a few years ago
    I spent months learning and memorising 100 different items, and even though I havent used it in years,..I still have all 100 logged in my braincap 😀
    I will find a use for it one day lol

  2. Great post! However I would like to list out some useful tips to maximize your memory:-
    1. Write more things down, 2. Organize the information with Mind Mapping, 3. Associate with thing you already know, 4. Chunk the information into smaller pieces, 5. Review regularly, 6. Write even more things down, 7. Don’t multitask.

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