Call it baby brain or just being forgetful, but a little while ago I found myself crying on the doorstep after I locked myself (and the kids) out of the house. Generally I am quite good at remembering my house keys, but a combination of circumstances resulted in me closing the door behind me with my keys still sitting on my kitchen bench… que panic attack and big pregnancy tears!
We all know prevention is better than cure, so my best tip is to always store your keys in the same place. We put up one of these cute birdhouses right next to our kitchen door, that way I can hang my keys up as soon as I come home and grab them on my way out. You can purchase a single or double bird house and there are lots of different colour combinations to choose from.
If you do end up on the wrong side of a locked door a hidden key could instantly solve your problem. The days of hiding a spare key under your doormat or in the letterbox are long gone, but there are plenty of other sneaky hiding spots around the house (or you could just leave one at your trusty neighbour). I’ve seen wall thermometers with a hidden compartment, a magic pot plant with a double base or even a fake rock with a secret opening to slot your key in, how clever!
Of course a lost or forgotten key can happen to the best of us so be prepared and, depending on where in Australia you live, add Perth Locksmith (or another friendly rescuer that’s local to you) to your phone contacts. That way your helping hand is always just a phone call away, no matter what time of day emergency strikes, and they’ll have you safely back inside your home in no time.
Do you have a fabulous way to store, remember or hide your house keys? Let me know, I’d love to hear your tips.