Avoid losing your keys: Key organisation 101

Are you always losing your keys? Or spending ages rifling through various keys before finding the one that fits? Trust us, you’re not alone. Keeping track of your keys is a chore, so today we’re going through our favourite tips and products that’ll help you to organise and avoid losing your keys.

Avoid losing your keys

General tips for keeping track your keys:

Designate a ‘home’ for your keys

Keeping your keys in the same place seems like an obvious solution, but having a bowlcabinet or set of hooks specifically for your keys is one of the best ways to keep track of them. Keep in mind that this spot shouldn’t be out in the open or right near your front door, as it makes your keys an easy target for burglars.

Make your keys bigger

Keys can be tricky to find because they’re so small, and can get lost in the mess of your purse, or behind furniture in your home. Attaching a bulky keyring – of which there are plenty of masculine and feminine options- is a simple step to help you find your keys.

Make your keys stand out

By coating your keys with glow-in-the-dark paint, they become way easier to find in dark and shadowy spots; drawers, cupboards, bags and more. Not to mention, if you have various keys on your keyring, you can colour code them with different UV paints and cut down the time it takes to find the right key. 

Avoid losing your keys with Tracking devices

There are plenty of key finders and tracking devices that you can chuck on your keyring that’ll be a lifesaver if you ever lose your keys. 

A popular pick for Apple users is the Apple AirTag, which is a compact device that you can attach to your keys, or keep in your wallet or bag, and track from an app in your phone. It does work with Android devices too, however the Android version of the app “Tracker Detect” has limitations the Apple version does not, and the AirTag will still need to be set up with an iPhone. A big benefit of the AirTag is being able to track multiple items within an organised network on the “Find My” app. Not to mention, they have proven to be very durable, and are fairly affordable, especially when bought in bulk. Plus, because the AirTag is an Apple product, there’s a huge range of accessories available, particularly some handy key holders and keyrings.

That being said, we wouldn’t recommend the AirTag for anyone who doesn’t own an iPhone. Instead, check out the Tile ProPebblebee or Chipolo ONE.

Key organisers and accessories

When it comes to key organisation, your preferences play a huge part in the products that are best for you. Even though there are options that may be better objectively, we find that whatever you like best is the one you should choose. After all, you’re the one who’ll be using these products essentially every day.

First, we have chains and carabiner type organisers that attach to your pants. Luckily, these are coming back into style, and are a super practical way to carry your keys. Particularly for people who don’t like carrying bags, this is a great way to keep track of your keys, and have them on your person at all times. Plus, you can have some of the following organisers as part of the get up.

Second, we have key organisers; small, large, metal, fabric, simple, and complex. Most key organisers have the standard features; room for at least 4 keys, with a compact pivot design that silences your keys. You can find them in nylonleather, and metallic models. More advanced models even have features such as a built-in tracker, bottle opener and flashlight.

And of course, as we mentioned earlier, a bulky keyring is a great accessory to help you keep track of and avoid losing your keys.

Digital locks

Now, we know we’ve rattled on and on about digital locks on our blog, but if you’re someone who’s always losing their keys, investing in digital locks isn’t such a bad idea. The reason digital locks are such a good idea is that you don’t even need a key to unlock them- not a physical key at least. Digital locks can be unlocked with access codes, fingerprints, and even facial scans.

If you need any more convincing to upgrade your locks, check out our blog post here.

For all your lock and key needs, contact your local mobile locksmith today, and call Hashtag Locksmiths.