Where Are My Keys????

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Keys 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. 

To recap:

  1. Devise a way to stash your keys right near the door
  2. Put them there ALL THE TIME you're in the house, everyday
  3. Start today

6 thoughts on “Where Are My Keys????

  1. Keeping all your keys in a bowl IS a good idea (I have been doing it for years). Keeping that bowl near any door or window IS NOT a good idea. Thieves can easily see the bowl and contents and may be able to get to it quite easily (via european style letter boxes, cat flaps, etc.) Even if they have to break a window or force a door they’ll know all the keys they need will be available.

  2. Keeping all your keys in a bowl IS a good idea (I have been doing it for years). Keeping that bowl near any door or window IS NOT a good idea. Thieves can easily see the bowl and contents and may be able to get to it quite easily (via european style letter boxes, cat flaps, etc.) Even if they have to break a window or force a door they’ll know all the keys they need will be available.

  3. Good point, Patrick. Putting the key bowl on a bookcase shelf instead of out on a table would shelter its contents from view. You could also use a deep bowl or basket whose bottom isn’t visible from the side. Even mounting a key container on the inside of the door would work, since that couldn’t be seen from outside. Where do you keep your bowl?

  4. Good point, Patrick. Putting the key bowl on a bookcase shelf instead of out on a table would shelter its contents from view. You could also use a deep bowl or basket whose bottom isn’t visible from the side. Even mounting a key container on the inside of the door would work, since that couldn’t be seen from outside. Where do you keep your bowl?

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