The days of putting spare keys under the doormat or in a fake rock are long gone. Today, you need to get creative if you want to hide your replacement keys. If you put your keys somewhere on your property, you’re putting your property at huge risk (and insurance companies likely won’t support you in the event of a claim!). So, here are some better alternatives for your house or car replacement keys.
Firstly, having a trustworthy neighbour to hold your spare keys is always a smart move. Just make sure you choose someone who won’t misplace them or play “key fairy” with your secrets. But hey, if they do, at least you’ll have the perfect excuse for a prank war. On a serious note, isn’t it more convenient and safer to rely on your neighbour for spare keys when things go awry, rather than leaving them out in the open?
Another option is to entrust a family member with your spare keys. Just make sure it’s someone who lives close by and who you can rely on in emergencies. But remember, choose wisely. You don’t want your spare key to be in the hands of a forgetful relative or one that constantly gets into trouble with the law.
If you own expensive cars or have valuable belongings, it might be worth considering a self-storage unit. These units offer security and peace of mind, perfect for keeping your spare keys safe. Just make sure you don’t lose your own key to the unit, otherwise, that would be the ultimate irony. It’s also worth having replacement car keys in a unit so that they’re ready to go in case you lose or damage your main set.
Another option is a safety deposit box at the bank. While it may not be as convenient as having your spare keys at arm’s reach, it’s the ultimate key-safe guaranteeing their safety. And hey, bonus perk: you can stash other important docs and valuable items in there too. Safety and storage, all in one. Just don’t forget the combination or lose your key to the box, otherwise you’ll have a much bigger problem on your hands.
For forgetful people like myself, keyless entry systems are a lifesaver. No more worrying about getting locked out or losing keys. Just make sure to have a back-up plan in case the system fails. Maybe keep a spare key with a trusted neighbour, but don’t tell them the code to your entry system, otherwise they may just start calling dibs on borrowing your car.
If you’re feeling extra sneaky, you can hide your spare keys inside your car. Just make sure to choose a hidden spot that isn’t too obvious (like the glove compartment). But beware, this option may not work if your car gets towed or stolen, so use with caution.
When it comes to storing your spare house or car keys, the choice is yours. Just remember, hiding them in obvious spots is a no-go. Let your imagination run wild and stay one step ahead of the game (and definitely not under the doormat)!