Is there anything more frustrating
than losing your keys?
I religiously place my keys in the same spot when I walk in the door. I can’t remember the last time I lost them.
I took great pride in my flawless record.
That is until the day the unimaginable happened…I misplaced them.
My kids found this amusing coming from the person that writes about home organization. I was teased relentlessly as we all searched the house, and the kids were more than thrilled about the opportunity to sarcastically recite my own lecture about keeping up with items.
Had they fallen on the garage floor? Did the dog run off with them? Are the kids playing a trick on me? They were hopelessly lost, but I was relieved I had a spare set.
TIP: Always keep a spare set of keys in case of an emergency.
Bye Bye Guitar Hero II keychain. 🙁
I finally came to the conclusion that I threw them away by accident. I frequently pull that mom move…you know the one where you try to get all the stuff out of the car and into the house in one trip because of an irrational refusal to make a second trip.
I tend to have one arm overflowing with my preschooler’s papers, lunchbox, book bag, my purse, a shopping bag, mail, and my keys in one hand while gathering up trash with the other. It resembles a cheap balancing act from a circus.
I figured, amidst the chaos of getting everyone inside, my keys ended up in the wrong hand and were tossed in the garbage. The trash was well on its way to the dump before I realized this possibility.
Find a spot to keep your keys and make it a habit.
Not only does it save you the time spent hunting, you are stuck at home without them.
Yay! I found them!
I’m thrilled to report that I found my keys a few days ago, and my favorite keychain is back in service. After being missing for over a month, the keys finally reappeared. Turns out they were in my purse’s side pocket (which I never use), so I guess they slid in undetected.