1. Let’s be honest. Those magnetic hide-a-keys that you stick under your car don’t exactly get the job done. I’ve lost several spare keys in my day by putting my trust in those little boxes, and I’ve encountered too many customers throughout my locksmithing career whose hide-a-keys have fallen off their cars, been stolen, or just forgotten. My simple solution is this: take off your license plate, drill a small hole in the bumper, stick the spare key in there, and screw the license plate right back on. Now you have a secure hiding place where no one would ever think to look. All you need to do is keep a screwdriver handy, and you’re set! If you don’t want to do it yourself, just ask me the next time you’ve locked yourself out of your car or need spare keys made, and I’ll be happy to do it for you.
2. This next one is a simple trick that may seem a little silly, but it could save you the trouble of having to call me over to make new keys for your house! I’ve had a lot of people tell me that they’ve lost keys while out on a jog or walk with their dog(s). So next time you leave the house to get some exercise with Fido, attach a spare key to his collar. That way it’ll always be right there when you get back home – just in case!