Choosing a place to put your keys the minute you come in the house is a really productive thing to do. How much time have you wasted searching for those &$%(*@ things? They're small, they get into tricky spots quickly, and they don't come when you call.
The best place is right inside the front door (or whatever door you use). If there's a table there, station a cute bowl or basket on it. If not, put a hook in the wall. Just use a cup hook or get something fancier. Some key holders have the word KEYS in big letters on them. If that helps you remember to use it, all the better. I don't recommend the kind with doors; you need to see it.
Put your keys there all the time. It doesn't matter if you're leaving the house again in 5 minutes. The idea is to get used to having that go-to spot for the keys. Save your cursing for the next traffic jam.
- Devise a way to stash your keys right near the door
- Put them there ALL THE TIME you're in the house, everyday
- Start today