Like most people, the only time you probably think about your keys is when you can't find them. If you've ever found yourself frantically searching through your home or digging to the bottom of your gym bag while running late for an appointment, you understand how incredibly frustrating it can be to lose your keys. If you regularly find yourself locked out of your home, office or car, here are some helpful tips for keeping track of your keys.

How to Avoid Losing Keys

Track Them Digitally

You can use a digital tracking device to prevent lost keys. Using GPS and wireless technology, key-tracking devices sync with your smartphone to help you locate keys quickly when you misplace them. 

Keep Them in the Same Spot

locked outRetracing your steps may help you locate a set of lost keys. However, if you designate a location for keys, you’ll always know where to find them. Whether on a wall-mounted plaque or in a bowl on your kitchen counter, having a designated spot for keys will make lost keys a thing of the past. 

Reduce Clutter

It's easy to lose keys in an untidy home or office under a stack of loose papers or under a fresh pile of laundry. Don’t be locked out of your home by forgetting to grab your keys on the way out the door. Stay organized. Shred and recycle old bills and papers, keep tables and countertops free of clutter, and use cabinets and bookshelves to store office supplies and files.


If you've been locked out of your home or vehicle, contact the professional locksmiths at A-Tri-County Lock. Serving Akron, Canton, and Cleveland, OH, their friendly staff has been providing exceptional locksmith services for over 30 years. Fully bonded, insured, and mobile, they’ll come to your location to provide lockout assistance for home and auto, door lock installation, repairs, and more. To learn more about their affordable and efficient locksmith services, visit them online. Dial them in Akron at 330-928-6222, in Canton at 330-494-1188, or in Cleveland at 216-481-2233.