Never Lose Your Keys Again With These Top Tips From Expert Locksmiths
We all know that dreaded feeling of reaching into your bag or pocket to dig out your keys, only to realise that they’re not there. Losing your keys can be extremely stressful; from trying to remember exactly where you may have put them to getting in touch with a reliable locksmith to come to your rescue, the entire process can be frustrating and inconvenient to say the least – and it’s no surprise that it always happens when we’re in a rush or have somewhere to be.
As we enter a New Year, it’s a great time to start thinking about the old habits you want to break. If you’re someone who constantly finds themselves searching the house for their keys or you were locked out of your car just one too many times last year, now is the perfect time to get on top of it. When setting your New Year’s resolutions for the year ahead, make sure you add keeping your keys safe to the list – and if you’re not sure how you’re going to do that, we’ve got a few tips and tricks to help you along the way.
This year, we want to help you say goodbye to losing your keys – but don’t worry, if you do find yourself locked out, our team of experienced and friendly locksmiths will be with you in no time to get you back in safely again!
Create a system in your home
We’re all guilty of getting in after a long day and putting our keys down on the side without really thinking about what we’re doing with them. In fact, our keys are one of those things that we often mindlessly toss down when we get in with bags of shopping or when we’re running inside out of the rain, and then we find ourselves struggling to find them a few hours later.
When it comes to preventing yourself from losing your keys, the trick is to make it hard to lose them in the first place – and it’s easier than it sounds. Make a designated place in your home for your keys and get into the habit of placing them there when you get through the door. This could be a hook right by the front door, a decorative bowl on your hallway table or even a bright big sign that reads ‘Place Keys Here’ if it helps.
We recommend creating a home for your keys near the front door for quick and easy access to them, but it’s important to note that they should only be visible to those who need them – avoid placing them anywhere that is visible from your windows or the front door, so that anyone looking in can’t see them.
Invest in a key tracking device
If you’re someone who loses or misplaces their keys on a regular basis, it’s probably worth investing in a key tracking device. These can be particularly helpful if you don’t want to spend hours looking for your keys which have fallen down the side of the sofa or accidentally made it into a cupboard (it happens).
A key finding device is a nifty little gadget that can be attached to your keys. We recommend opting for a tracking device that can be easily connected to your smartphone for ease. All you have to do is log onto the app to view the most recent location that your keys have been pinpointed in – much easier than spending half an hour looking down the back of the sofa or searching every room in the house.
Keep track of your keys when out
It’s not just the inside of our home we need to worry about when it comes to losing keys; they get misplaced when out and about all too easily too. Whether you’ve accidentally put them down on a shop counter when paying for items or placed them on the seat next to you on the bus while you look for something in your bag, losing your keys while out can be incredibly stressful.
In addition to having a designated place for your keys in your house, make sure you have a designated place for them while you’re out and about too. If you carry a bag, make sure you’ve got a separate zip pocket to store your keys in – this way, you won’t find yourself wasting time rummaging through the bottom of your bag to find them. If you don’t have a separate pocket, there are lots of clips and alternative options you can explore to ensure your keys stay in their own special spot in your bag.
Just remember to make sure your keys are never visible to anyone else and we recommend only taking crucial keys out with you. You don’t want to lug around heavy and bulky keys for no reason!
Make your keys bigger
One small singular key can be difficult to find. To make your keys stand out when you’re looking for them, consider making them bigger. Your keys will be far easier to spot if they’ve got a bright keyring attached to them or something that makes them stand out. Supersize your keys with a decorative keychain, a lanyard or a fun keyring – it can be anything from a bright fluffy pom pom to a picture of your favourite person.
Be prepared in case you do lose your keys
Unfortunately, there are times when we do end up losing our keys and no matter how many steps we retrace or how much we look, they don’t turn up. If you find yourself locked out of your house or desperately trying to find your keys, don’t worry – help is at hand. The trick is to make sure you have a reliable locksmith on hand for those times you do need someone to come to your rescue. Instead of frantically searching through Google to find a last minute locksmith, do your research first and always keep their number in your contact book for those emergencies.
Here are a few tips to make sure you find the right one:
- Always read customer reviews and testimonials when searching for a locksmith for future use. You want to choose someone who is reliable, efficient and able to help. If you see a company advertised that has lots of negative reviews, it’s best to take your business elsewhere.
- Look for a company that is MLA The MLA Approved Company scheme means that the locksmith company has been vetted, regularly inspected and employs a qualified locksmith (i.e. somebody with an exam based proof of competence).
- Ask for recommendations. The best recommendation is word of mouth, so it’s worth asking your friends or family if they have anyone they can recommend. It’s highly likely someone you know will be able to guide you in the right direction.
Campbell & McGovern: The Trusted Locksmiths in Liverpool
If you’re looking for reliable locksmiths in Liverpool, look no further than Campbell & McGovern. Whether you’ve lost your keys and you urgently need a new set or you’ve found yourself locked out of your car, we’re the company to call. We provide a reliable 24/7 emergency call out service which is available any time of day or night. We’ll never leave you stranded on your doorstep – instead, you can expect to see one of our friendly faces in no time at all.
To learn more about our locksmith services, visit our website today.