There are arguably few things worse than the sinking feeling you get when you return home only to find that you have lost the key to your house. Even if this hasn't happened to you, you've probably at least found yourself in a rush to leave home but unable to find where you left your keys
. Keys are small and easily misplaced, but what they secure can be very precious to you. If you keep a couple of simple things in mind, you can always keep track of your keys.
Consistency is the key to keeping your keys:
When at home, find a safe place to keep your keys, a ‘home’ for them if you like, the longer the same home is used, you will naturally by routine look for and leave your keys in the same place. If you are a forgetful person who knows although you have a ‘home’ for your keys but never use it, maybe investing in Key safe will be ideal for you. A Key safe would be much easier to find then lost keys. Not only can a key safe be a great ‘home’ for storing your keys but it can also secure and protect other keys such as vehicle or shed keys.
When you leave your house, your keys obviously go with you once the front/back door has been locked. Make sure you find a relevant home on your person or in your handbag and stick to it religiously. This way when you’re out and about you won’t have to worry about where your keys are. For example if you like to carry your keys in your pockets, pick the left or right pocket as your keys ‘home’ and again stick with it. If you leave them in the same pocket every time you will have no issues misplacing them and instinctively find them.
Maybe you prefer to put your keys in a handbag. If your handbag is anything like the norm, within time it gets full of ridiculous little bits you don’t need or no longer use. Therefore instead of spending time rummaging through your bag for your keys, always keep them inside the zipped compartment that you see in most handbags. If your handbag does not have a zipped compartment, its bound to have some sort of pocket or smaller safer place for your keys to live. This saves time and releases the worry and concern of ‘where are my keys’.
Alternative key security tips:
• a cheap rock climbing karabiner with a key ring, clips nicely to a belt or bag loop for extra security.
• If you don't wear bottoms with trustworthy pockets, you will have to carry your keys in a jacket, coat or bag. The same principle of consistency still applies. Use the same ‘home’ and introduce this home as part of your daily routine.
• If all else fails, make sure a neighbour or relative you trust has a copy of your house key to ensure if yours do go walkabouts, you can still access your property.
Please be aware if your keys are misplaced but you can still gain access to your property, remember your security may now be compromised. Changing your locks would be a must in this situation as you don’t want just ‘anybody’ gaining access to your home.