I have a special pocket in my handbag where I keep the keys to the house. The pocket is right in the front so it’s the first thing I can reach for.

When the key is not in its designated place, I have to spend 10 minutes or more going through everything in my bag, taking everything out to find it. Can you imagine how annoying it can be?

Keeping the house keys safe is also vital. We have 2 sets of keys in case one gets lost, you have the spare one. There have been a couple of times that we were locked out of our house, and it was not a pleasant experience.

Have you ever lost your home keys? Or locked yourself out?

Your prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “key.” Use it as a noun, a verb, or use it metaphorically. Have fun!

Written for Linda’s SoCS- Key



85 thoughts on “Keys!

  1. Haha!! You beat me to the punch, writing about lost keys. I still might write something; we’ll see. Of course I have lost my keys, credit cards, phones, etc. Everyone has. The secret solution is really quite obvious and now I try to remember to do it every time: put the items back in the same place whenever returning them to your purse. Even when the person behind you at the gas station is honking because they’re in a hurry to fill their tank and they want you to move, take the extra second to put your credit card back in your wallet (or wherever it belongs) instead of just tossing it in your purse, which I have done several times. lt saves a lot of time and worry afterwards. And don’t forget to smile and wave at the impatient person behind you! LOL! 😄 👋🏼

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    1. I know! Been there a couple of times. Once I didn’t take the keys with me and put a big lock on the front door. Luckily it was an old fashioned house and had a door at the back of the house with a glass window. I broke the window, unbolted the door and went in to get the keys. 😅😅😅

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      1. My grandmother never locked her house. The one time her children convinced her to do so, the lock was rusted and the key would not work. They had to break a window to get back in!

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  2. I’ve never lost keys or been locked out, but my current purse is one big pocket… and whichever thing I need is always buried right at the bottom. What I love about this purse is its comfortable shoulder straps (a huge issue for me), but it is annoying to hunt for my keys!

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  3. As far as I know, I only have one set of house keys but I never take them unless I’m going for a walk then the keys would be around my wrist. Oh yes, I’ve gotten locked out a few times but it wasn’t because I’ve forgotten the keys, it was because someone locked me out from the inside.

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  4. I locked myself out once. I have a friend who has a key for emergencies. Though locking myself out wasn’t an emergency it did help that she had a key. Would have been a bigger problem if I hadn’t had my phone with me!

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  5. We were lucky to have an apartment on the first floor in one building when I was a kid. There was a window conveniently located where my brother could climb in through the window if Mom and/or Dad forgot the keys. When we moved to a new place, they were sure to take the keys with them.

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  6. It sure isn’t fun to get locked out of house or car. I’ve had both happen.
    A good solution of mine about trying to find the keys in my purse is that I have a key chain that is a metal kind of hook (of course decorative) that will hang over an edge. Keys are always right there. 🙂

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  7. Yes, I have locked myself out–twice. Where I live it meant waiting for someone in management staff to come unlock the door. I solved the problem, though: my keys are on a plastic stretchy thing, like a bracelet–and I wear it on my arm whenever I go out 🙂

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  8. I, like you, keep my keys in the same spot every day, yet, when the weather changes here, I shift how I carry them, and often at the beginning of the season I will forget them in the office, and have to be let in my public safety. Happens every summer. 😅

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