How To Avoid Getting Locked Out of Your Home

How To Avoid Getting Locked Out of Your Home

 

Most people have locked themselves out of the house at least once, and it’s not fun. The embarrassment and inconvenience can really sour your mood and ruin some plans. That’s why it’s best if you can take the time to learn how to avoid getting locked out of your home in the future. Here are a few ways to do exactly that.

Make Yourself a Checklist

The first thing you can do is remember your key, which is easier said than done. One great method is to make a checklist of everything you need when you leave the house. Then, you can check it before you lock the door to ensure you have your keys with you and whatever else you need. This isn’t a foolproof plan, but it can make things a lot better for you.

Give Spares to Friends

If you ever lock yourself out of your home, the best thing to do is to have friends nearby with the key so that you can get in. So make some spares of your key and give them to people you can trust. That way, you can call on them when you lock yourself out to open your door for you. From there, you can get back inside.

Learn Lockpicking

While this may seem like an odd answer, lockpicking is a great skill to have for this exact circumstance. Carrying around a lockpicking set with a new tubular lock pick can make it possible to get back into your home even if you forget your keys. Plus, it’s a really fun skill to learn and can impress all your friends.

Use Smart Locks

Because of new advancements in technology and security, keys aren’t necessary to lock your doors anymore. You can install smart locks that only open for the people you specify, whether they have the key or not. These systems are great for opening doors without your hands and will help you avoid getting locked out of your home.

Each of these methods is a great solution to locking yourself out, with different benefits. So choose the one that best suits your needs, or use multiple if you really want to prevent home lockouts.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.