Losing your keys can be a huge hassle, not to mention a drain on your valuable time. The frustration of having to replace lost or stolen keys can easily be avoided with just a few simple steps and precautions.
Find a home for your keys
One of the reasons stuff tends to get lost is that it doesn’t have a dedicated home. To prevent losing your keys or your purse, designate a special spot where you’ll put them each day when you arrive home. It could be a bowl on the counter or a hook by the door. By getting into this habit, you’ll know exactly where to look for the item when you need it. Other members of your household will also get into the habit of utilizing this dedicated space and should they happen upon the object outside of its normal place in your home, they’ll return it. Organization zones are a super-simple but extremely effective way to keep track of everyday objects. Source: RD
Leave spare keys with someone you trust
If you tend to lose track of your keys on a consistent basis, you may want to leave an extra set of keys with a friend or neighbor as a precaution. Only leave the extra set with someone you trust and someone you can get in touch with easily if you do lose your set of keys.
- Some people put a spare set of keys in a hidden area outside of their home, such as under a potted plant or above the door landing. Try to store the spare set in a spot that is hard to access to ensure they are difficult to find, as you do not want a stranger to be able to open your door. Source: WikiHow
Make it easier for you to find your keys
If you carry just a few keys instead of a big set, they can be more difficult to find, especially when they settle into the crevices of the couch or your office chair. Make it easier on yourself by supersizing your keys with a colorful and fuzzy pom-pom or a decorative key chain. Not only will your keys be more visible, but they’ll also add a dash of pizzazz to your morning routine. Source: BobVila
Hopefully, by following these tips you can avoid the headache and wasted time associated with losing your keys. And if you find yourself in a bind, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re always happy to help out!