Home keys are one of those things that people lose so many times and have a high misplace rate. Being small in size and being a general item, there is no doubt that you can easily forget where you put them, or these can slip out of your pockets or bag. Losing your keys can be pretty frustrating and could cause loss of time. It’s always better to know a way out when such an incident happens. Here, we list down five steps to take when you lose your home keys:
1. Go Through a Full Search
The first and foremost step to take is to determine that you have lost them. Many times it happens that keys, when kept in the pocket of your bag, get covered up other items. Make sure to check all the pockets, wallet, and places including your car where you can keep the keys. Then, if you don’t find the keys to thinking about the next step.
2. Memorize Where It Could Be
Backtrack your mind, and ask yourself – ‘When was the last time I used my keys?’ Did I pick my keys when I left the office?’ Assessing all the options of where your keys could be may help you remember where you lost your keys and if you can retrieve the keys or not.
3. Look for Spare Keys
Almost all of us have a spare key, but the thing here is if you can get access to your spare key now or not. There might be some hidden places where you keep spare keys for such possible times. Or your family member or room partner may have left the key somewhere around which you can know by calling them. Even if they had not left their keys, they might come and help you gain access to your home.
4. Look for Other Options
You might have a habit of leaving your spare key with your neighbor for such situations or for giving access to your family or friends in your absence. Or you can take help from them to unlock the door. If you live in a rented apartment, then you can call your landlord or property manager who can open the door using their master key.
5. Call the Locksmith
After you are done remembering where the key could be and not having a spare key, rather than breaking the lock or gaining access through other means, call DC Lock and Key Locksmith. We will come in an emergency in minimal possible time and provide you with a replacement key on the spot.
Also, consult with the locksmith about what preventive steps you can take to avoid such a thing happening from next time.
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