In the United States, people spend an average of 2.5 days per year looking for lost items.
On top of this, people spend an average of $2.7 billion replacing these lost items. One of the most commonly lost items is your keys.
If you lose your keys often, we have a solution for you!
What to Do if You Lose Your Keys Often
If you keep losing your keys, start enacting these five tips. You’ll be amazed by how great they work.
1. Cut Down on Clutter
The more clutter you have in your home, the harder it’s going to be for you to find anything.
Something as small as a set of keys can easily get lost in the clutter if you don’t keep your home picked up. Try to keep counter and table space cleared.
Try setting up a key rack or a bowl near your front door where you put your keys, wallet, etc. as well.
2. Get in the Habit of Putting Things Back
One of the simplest ways to ensure that you can find your keys is by putting them back in the first place.
While this may not be as easy as it sounds, there are ways for you to train yourself to do so. Practice putting all your things back in their original place. For example, make your bed in the morning, or put your clothes in the hamper when you’re done with them.
The more you stay in the habit of leaving things out, the harder it’s going to be for you to find anything when you need it.
3. Start Doing a Quick Scan of the Room Before You Leave
Many of us have forgotten our keys in public.
They could’ve fallen out of your pocket, or you could’ve left them sitting out.
This leaves us in a panic and needing to find them before we can even go anywhere! If you can’t find house keys, this leaves you needing to call a locksmith.
To avoid this, make it a habit to start scanning the room before you leave. Or, do a “check” of all the important items you need.
For example, keys, wallet, purse, and cell phone.
4. Use a Big Keychain
If you’re having trouble changing your habits you can always change your set of keys to be easier to find.
Try adding some accessories to your key chain to make it stand out more.
5. Wear Clothes with Deep, Secure Pockets
If your keys fall out of your pockets often, it may be time to examine your pockets for reliability.
If your pockets are short or slanted, it’s not a good place to keep your keys. Look for pockets that are deep or that seal with velcro or a zipper.
What Method Works the Best for You?
If you lose your keys often, these tips should definitely help. But if you have already lost your keys, reach out to us for help with replacing them!