Organizing Keys

November 5, 2007

Various keys hanging from hooks.I'm looking for a good way to organize my keys. Preferably something that I can mount out of reach of children.



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November 5, 20070 found this helpful

A strip of wood finished to match and mounted across the end of a top cupboard with small tacks or cup hooks will do nicely.... adjust the height to allow for the height of the kiddos

November 7, 20070 found this helpful

Use a magnet strip and attach it to the freezer door.

November 29, 20070 found this helpful

Hi, there! I have a cute key rack that I mount on the wall in the kitchen. My keys are usually to be found hanging right there. I has really helped in not having to race around the house at the last minute before having to leave the house because the keys are unavailable. If I get lazy and don't hang them up and have to go on a hunt again, I am quick to get back into the habit of hanging them again because the other way is so frustrating. You can "hang em high" to keep out of the reach of the kids. Hope this works for you!


Ann, So. Maine


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February 7, 20080 found this helpful

Hot glue (or better yet use a tupe of that X-2000 glue) a magnet to your key chain... This way you can stick you keys to the upper part of your fridge OR if you have a metal door, you can attach them to the door! ... But who can beat a simple row of "cup-hooks", or a row of brads nailed in to a piece of wood or directly into the wall by the front door! ... I've also seen a key/necklace rack made totally out of 1 piece of bent wire... Hooks in a row were formed... Tricky to make, but very cool indeed! ... I've also seen a small "medicine" cabinet made to hold massive amounts of keys... The magnet thing might work here too...


I, myself prefer small "S"-hooks... You can buy them or make them yourself out of florist or copper wire.... Hang them from a metal grid... or whatever... & never forget the ol' pegboard... you can't beat it for hanging up all KINDS of things!

! made my son a Magnetic Bulletin Board out of an Oil Drip Pan (from the auto parts store) this was fairly big... But, you can just buy a steel cookie sheet at the dollar store, & this will work just fine as a a smaller version for keys... They even sell magnetic clips at the dollar store that could go on it too! ... My son's was for hanging proofs for photos, so I covered it with 2 layers of black landscape fabric, after first spraying it with an aerosol spray-adhesive, But you could cover yours with fabric to match your decor!

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May 9, 2019

If you have keys that are difficult to tell apart, use nail polish to mark them. You can just add a dot in the middle or you can try to get fancy if you wish.

Use Nail Varnish to Mark Keys

June 17, 2017

Recycle plastic container lids into useful key fobs. This project is easy and is a good way to label your keys. This is a page about use plastic lids to make key fobs.

A key with a green plastic fob that says "SHED".

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