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I have a "hiker's clip" attached to my purse handles. When I get home and inside, I immediately attach my car and house keyring onto the hiker's clip. So the each time, I'm ready to leave, no more having to hunt for my car keys!
When packing holiday leftovers to send home with guests, put their car keys in the fridge with the leftovers. They will think you are nuts, but they won't get any farther than the car door without their keys - and the leftovers!
I keep my car keys beside my bed on my beside table for two reasons.
I hook my keys to an item if I need to remember to take it with me or bring it home from work, even if it is in the refrigerator.
I have a 6-hook over-the-door-hanger on the closet door next to my front door. As soon as I come into the house, I hang my keys and purse on one of the hooks. If I need to take something else with me the next time I go out I can hang it there too (in a plastic bag, if needed). I never have trouble finding them when it's time to leave.
By Barbee from Monroe, OH
My husband is constantly losing his keys. He is always spending about fifteen minutes of his day looking for them. My friend told me to use a shower hook or carabiner. Attach the keys on the hook and put on the zipper of your backpack. If you don't want them seen, tuck inside backpack still attached to your zipper. You will always know where your keys are. Good tip for the beach.
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I was locked out of my apartment when I first moved in. It now costs fifteen dollars for them to let you in. I have a plastic key holder that can fit around my wrist and I hang my keys on the door knob. A lanyard would do too. This is also a good idea if you have to remember to take something with you when you go out, hanging it on the doorknob is a great reminder.
By CHEAPERTHANCHEAP (02/07/2005)
I got into the RIDICULOUS habit of putting my keys in the pocket of my trousers and jumping up and down before I leave the house. A bit obsessive - I Know! But I can hear them jangling so I know I've got them and maybe burn a few calories in the process! (02/07/2005)
By Julie UK
Although this is not a tip for remembering your keys, it is something that has helped me remember something even more important; my shopping. I occasionally help a friend by taking her shopping. We do our shopping at the same time and I used to put the perishables in her fridge while we sat down to have a morning/afternoon tea after our shopping expedition.
I was always leaving my shopping in her fridge by accident and we lived quite a way from each other. It was a pain to have to always go back to retrieve my shopping. I came up with a brilliant idea that ALWAYS works.
Of course, the only way to get home was by my car. What I do now is that when I put my shopping in the fridge, I put my keys on top or near my shopping. So when I go searching for my keys, my memory is jogged that I have put them in the fridge.
So now I go home with my cool shopping and I have never anything behind since I started using this tip.
By Bev in Oz
I never wear anything but jeans, so I keep them in my back pocket. ALL the time! (02/08/2005)
I have had a sturdy ethnic bell on my keyring for over 20 years. I can tell if my keys are in my purse by rattling it and listening for the bell, haven't lost them yet. (03/22/2008)
I used to have the nasty habit of leaving my keys in my front door, in my pockets or sometimes in my purse (then I'd switch bags) so I was forever searching for my keys. I screwed a hook (see pic) to the inside of my front door and started hanging them there when I walk in my door.
Also, I lucked out by finding a small, thin wallet (just big enough for my essential ids/cards) with a key chain at my local Staples store for only 50 cents. I have my house and car keys on the same chain, but I kept forgetting my drivers license. Now I have it all in one place. The wallet fits nicely in my pocket or purse (even in evening bags) and hangs on my hook when not in use. (04/06/2008)
Keep your eye out for jingle bells at this time of year. I just took a large bell decoration (from the dollar store) that hung on my front door handle, and wound my key ring around the bell hook at the top. I may sound like a ding-a-ling on the bus, but I sure won't have trouble finding my house key. (12/31/2008)