We use them every day. To lock our doors, start our cars, and unlock an assortment of "valuable" spaces. And we've all probably had those panicked moments where we just can't find our keys (or remember which key belongs to which lock). Keys are essential to so many aspects of our lives. Yet we somehow just take for granted that we'll always remember what each key unlocks, and when needed, that others will understand our methods for key chain madness.
The "Key" to Your Organization
When we think of organization we often think of closets, attics, and messes lurking on our desks and under beds. But the reality is that our keys can be just as chaotic. I've had the privilege of learning a few tips of the key-trade from Brittany Carlson of Bonded Lock and Key which can help us all unlock a few doors to better organization.
If you use a code on your key labels, be sure to have a decoder in with your personal files, and if you have your digital passwords recorded somewhere, include details about your physical keys. If someone should have to access your property on your behalf, you don't want that person to have to scramble through key-chain chaos, especially in an emergency. Brittany says that unfortunately they receive many calls from people who are responsible for taking care of a loved one's belongings, but can't find the key or the safe combination.
And one more tip for you if you have a set of mystery keys you carry "just in case". Places such as Bonded Lock and Key can look at your keys and tell you what kind of locks they fit and how many duplicates you might actually have. Still searching for more ways to organize your keys and other crucial pieces of your everyday life? Give me a call or send me a message and I'll help you find your own "key" to organization!
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Tammy Schotzko is a Certified Professional Organizer who