A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Lost House Keys

A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Lost House Keys

It's estimated that the average person spends roughly two and half days of their life each year looking for misplaced items. Now some misplaced items can be a minor inconvenience when they're lost (things like earphones or books). However, others can completely disrupt your life.

Lost house keys certainly fall in this category. Without your house keys, it's impossible to leave your house or apartment without leaving your house vulnerable to thefts.

To help you out of this sticky situation we'll be going over some tips for finding your keys. We'll also provide you with some strategies for preventing lost keys in the future so you never waste time looking for something again.

Thoroughly Check the Usual Places

The first thing you want to do is retrace your steps since losing your keys. There are likely some usual suspects when it comes to areas where your keys might be.

Check all the drawers, tables, or bedside areas that you might have thrown your keys on. You should also check your pants or jacket pockets, as these are common areas to leave keys once you get home.

It's important to check these spots, but don't dwell on them. All too often people who have lost keys get into a cycle of checking the same spot over and over again. Once you've ruled out the usual places, you can move on to some other strategies.

Ask People You Might Be Living With

It's believed that nearly 75% of the population lives in their household with other people. Whether it's a spouse, children, or roommates, there are a lot of people who might have moved your house keys.

Maybe they were cleaning the table they were on and temporarily moved them? Or they could have put them in your room or a drawer to try and be helpful.

Regardless of their motivations, it can never hurt to ask them if they moved your keys. Even if they didn't move them, there's still a chance they might have seen them lying around somewhere.

Move on to the More Unusual Places

Once you've exhausted the usual areas where you might leave your keys, you can turn to more unusual spots. Maybe your keys slid out of your pocket and into a couch cushion.

As such, you should check any furniture you interact with. Check under rugs or on shelves you don't normally interact with. Other times you might have left your keys locked in a car. In these cases, you might need to hire a locksmith if they're locked in the vehicle.

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Stay Calm and Be Patient

It's easy to panic when you lose your house keys. However, panic will only make your search more frantic. This can cause you to miss the very thing you're looking for.

So take a deep breath and remain calm. Be methodical and patient until you find the lost object. If you need to, take breaks throughout the process to relax.

How to Avoid Lost House Keys in the Future

Hopefully, by now you've found your lost house keys. It might be tempting to breathe a sigh of relief and move on with your day. However, if you find that lost keys are a common occurrence, it's vital to implement things in your life that prevent this time-wasting habit.

In this section, we'll be going over some tips that can help you avoid losing house keys and other objects in the future.

1. Choose a Dedicated Spot

One of the most important ways to avoid losing your keys is to have a dedicated spot for every common object. Dedicate a specific area for important objects like your keys, wallet, and sunglasses.

Maybe it's a table or bowl near the door. Or a drawer in your kitchen. The specific area doesn't matter. What does matter is that you make a habit of keeping track of your keys by putting them there.

This can be easier said than done. It's tempting to keep our keys in our pockets when we get home or just throw them somewhere when we get in from a busy day. However, if you're able to stick to your dedicated spot you're going to significantly reduce the instances of lost items.

2. Use an Item Tracker

These days it seems like the tech industry is constantly making advances to solve every problem we might encounter in our daily lives. And that extends to lost keys too.

If you find yourself frequently losing your keys or other objects, consider investing in an item tracker. Here's how it works: you'll attach a small key fob to your keychain.

Then, you'll connect this device to your phone using Bluetooth. Once these two devices get synched up, they create a circle around one another that allows you to begin tracking your belongings.

However, it's important to note that your key tracker will need to be charged now and then.

That being said, if you go with dependable brands like the Pebblebee Clip, you'll only need to charge it every 9 to 18 months (!). Make sure to check out this guide to learn more about how our tech works with key tracking.

3. Make Extra Copies

If you only have one copy of your key, you're in serious trouble if you lose it. As such, it makes sense to invest in one or two copies. Keep them in a safe spot where you can easily access them if you lose them.

However, it's important to not make too many copies. Otherwise, it can present a potential security risk if you continue to lose them.

Tired of Losing Your Things? Invest in a Pebblebee Clip

We hope this guide helped you find your lost house keys. Here at Pebblebee Clip, we know that certain people are simply more likely to lose their keys and household objects than others.

Just because you're forgetful doesn't mean you deserve the punishment of spending hours looking for your lost keys. That's why you should invest in our Pebblebee Clip.

When you clip this device to your keychain, wallet, phone, or any other object, you can find lost items in a matter of minutes. So purchase one today to stop wasting time searching for lost objects.