Taking preventative measures is the best way to avoid losing your keys. Therefore, create a designated spot to leave your keys, ready for you to find them again with ease. You may already have a special place for your keys, such as a drawer, counter or pocket. However, if you have lost your keys before, it is likely because you didn’t stick to this spot and instead misplaced them because you were distracted.
If you already have a spot where you keep your keys, make it a habit and stick with it; even if you’re tired or distracted, ensure your keys are returned to their place when not in use. If you don’t already have a designated place for your keys, find one that is secure, hidden or in a safe place and make a habit out of using it. However, this place should still be somewhere easy and quick for you to access and visible to those that will need to make use of them.
If you fail to stick to these preventative measures, you should have a back-up plan in case the worst case scenario happens. Ask a locksmith to cut a copy or two of the keys you use daily. Keep these spare keys in a safe place (in different locations) or with a trusted and nearby family member or friend. This will reduce the panic that sets in when you lose your keys, knowing that you can at least gain access to your property.