You’ve got your coat on, grab your phone, and go to grab you… keys… hold on. Wait. Where are they?! Dang it! You put your keys down somewhere when you got home from work last night and now they could be anywhere. After ripping the house apart, you finally track them down and roll into work twenty minutes late.
This is not a great way to start your day. Here are a few tips to minimize losing your keys.
Try to keep the same routine:
Whether you grab the mail, let the dog out, or put your coat in the closet, try to also keep the same routine with your keys. Put them in a designated spot where you routinely place them every single time they’re not in use.
If you don’t have a designated spot, get one:
A decorative dish in the entrance way, a hook to the door heading out to the garage, or a number of other convenient spots can be found to place your keys. Get in the habit of putting them there every single time you come home.
Add a lanyard or carabiner clip to your key ring:
If you find yourself with your hands full with groceries or coming back from a trip, you might also be carrying your keys in the same armload. Then when you put the items down, your keys can get lost in the shuffle. Rather than carrying them with everything else, a lanyard to put around your neck or a carabiner clip to hook on your purse or belt loop means that your keys are on your person, even when you place that arm full of stuff down. Then just take the keys and pop them in their designated spot.
Add a wifi/Bluetooth enabled tracking keychain:
If you try and try to stick with the above mentioned and it just isn’t doing it for you, there are a number of locating options that, with the assistance of an app, can be added to your keys. This keychain can be activated with your phone and then will emit a small beep, chirp, etc. and you’ll be able to hear your keys calling for you as they’re buried in the middle of the couch.
…and if you really can’t find your keys, we’re here to help! Call us 24/7 and we’ll help you get back on track if you need some new ones. (