Is there anything more annoying than getting locked out of your house? No matter how it happened, realizing that you don’t have the right key and that you’re further away from relaxing after a long day is just an awful feeling. What’s worse, you’re left with very few options, none of which are very appealing.
You can shimmy through the kitchen window, break the sliding glass door, or call in for backup if you know someone with a spare and wait for them to cancel their plans and come to your rescue. That last option might seem best, but sitting out in the cold all alone while you wait? It’s not safe nor is it fun.
To avoid ever being confronted with this irritating situation, here are nine genius tips for never getting locked out again.
1. LEGO Key Board
Well, stop this from happening all together by never misplacing your keys again! This handy LEGO board doesn’t just serve as a fun way to decorate your keys, but also as a great way to always keep them in your line of sight.
2. Secret Rock
Just be careful not to make this placement TOO tricky, or you might have a hard time finding the key yourself! Make sure to place the rock in a particular spot or give it some kind of distinguishing feature only you would recognize.
3. License Plate Hackyour car’s license plate. This way you don’t have to worry about intruders stumbling across your outdoor emergency key, because it will be with you when you travel!
Plus, you know it’s securely in place. Nothing is breaking off that screw easily.
4. Make a Spare Key
All you need is tape, a lighter, and some kind of plastic, like from an old credit card or Tic Tac box, for this DIY emergency key.
5. Pill Bottle Key
6. Wire Keys
Like we said, this is a bit difficult for you, but it’s going to make breaking into your home too difficult to justify. This also might encourage you to never lose your regular key again.
7. Tree Hiding Spot
8. Identify Keys
9. Hidden Pipe
A little risky? Maybe. But this trick is foolproof if you can find the best method for securing the string on both sides. We suggest hot glue or Gorilla Glue to really make things stick.
What did you think of these handy hacks? Do you use another trick to make sure you always have a key on you? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.