Mom, where are the keys to the car? Honey, where are the keys to the shed? Do you ever get these questions? Keys are the number one item that can easily be lost in your home. People throw them down on the table mindlessly. They toss them in a bag or pocketbook. They may even throw them in a cabinet or drawer. Then, poof, they are gone. But where did they go? Lucky for you, I compiled a list of products from Amazon (affiliate) on where to store keys in your home that will help you find your keys every single time.
You can even organize them in your entryway. Feel free to check out these posts about entryway organization.
WHAT TO KEEP IN YOUR ORGANIZED ENTRANCE
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Ways to Organize Keys in your home
Hang something cute on the wall that will remind you to hang your keys like this coffee cup one.
Or what about this palm tree ones below? Aren't they cute?
Wall mount hooks with storage.
Or you can get a wall mount one that you can store other things on it, like envelopes, and write your reminders on the chalkboard. I like this one because you can label each section. I would use it for Mail to go out, Bills to pay, and extra supplies.
Then there's one without the chalkboards like these. It's cute for next to the door to remind you to take the keys and mail outside.
Wall mount places to store keys that hide items
If you don't want your keys hanging out in the open, this one works. You have to remember to grab your keys when you leave and place them back inside when you return.
Or you can use this bin that can be stored on a table near your cellphone.
Using bins that are inside drawers helps keep the keys contained and easy to find. If you do not have a drawer, you can also use cardboard decorative boxes on the counter or entry tables for easy access. It can be stored the bins or boxes where you place items when you leave home.
I hope this post about places to store keys gives you some ideas for your home. Where ever you decide your key's home will be, be sure everyone who uses them knows as well. This will eliminate the "Mom, where're the keys?" question.
Where do you store your keys? Please share below.
Below are some other articles I found from publications that may help you with more ideas.
12 Hiding Places To Conceal Spare Keys and Other Valuables Outside Your Home from Family Handyman magazine
10 Reasons Hanging Storage Is the Best from Good Housekeeping Magazine
I totally agree on having a place to always keep keys so they don't get lost. My hubby and I have always had hooks near the door to keep them. I recently changed our key holder and looked at options similar to the ones you shared here. I ended up getting one with baskets above it so now we can keep sunglasses and other odds and ends right there as well.
We have a key hook on the inside of one of our kitchen cabinets near the door. We've even gone so far as to have designated hooks for each one of us! I always know my keys are on the 2nd hook from the left which really helps when I'm trying to get out the door in a hurry!
I have a lovely Longaberger basket hanging on my door knob as I enter the house. But I have to say most times my keys end up in my purse.
We have a designated key holder just inside the door we use the most, definitely saves time, and stress.
We have a simple key rack in the kitchen. I was told you should never leave your keys by the front. 🙂 Our wall is painted choclate so I don't have to really worry about key marks like Janet.
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We used to have a keyrack with hooks, but the keys marked up the wall, so now we keep them in a basket near the entryway.
I just gave a key hook as a hostess gift. It was silver with shells since she had a beach cottage. She didn't have one and I think she really liked it. Everyone needs key hook!
Awesome! I love that idea.