Have you ever lost your house keys? This situation will give you a sinking feeling. A good solution is to hide a spare key outside your home where you can retrieve it quickly if you ever need it.
You’ll want to choose the place to hide your spare key with care, since would-be burglars have a good idea about the common places many homeowners choose to hide keys on their property. You’ll want to be a bit more creative than leaving it under the doormat or on top of the door frame. These are two obvious places that are likely to be checked right away.
Safe Places To Hide Your Spare Key
Here are several creative and safe places to hide your spare house key.
1. In The Dog House
An intruder wants to be stealthy, and approaching your dog for any reason would definitely defeat the purpose. Hiding an extra key inside the dog house makes sense from a security point of view.
2. Under The Deck Or Porch Stairs
Choose a spot that is hidden from view but that you can reach easily. Install a small hook under your deck or porch stairs and hang your key there.
3. Inside A Patio Cushion
Does your patio furniture have zip-off covers? If so, you can conceal an extra key for your house inside the cover. Be sure to place the key in a manner so that does not show from the outside of the cushion or is obvious when someone sits down on it.
4. Under The Mulch Along Your Front Walk
If you want to get creative, place your spare house key in a Ziploc sandwich bag. Bury it under the mulch along your front walk. You’ll want to have a particular plant, shrub or other way of marking where you buried it; otherwise you could be stuck trying to dig up your spare key in the wrong spot.
5. Under Your Car
Hide your extra car key under your vehicle in a magnetic box. This will ensure that it is always available to you, and someone who tries to find a key to your property when you are away from home will not be successful.
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