6 Clever Ways to Hide Your Spare Keys Outdoors
If you're ever paranoid about locking yourself out of your house, the worst thing you can do is to hide your spare key in an obvious spot, like under the doormat, under a planter, or anywhere near the front door.
One of the most fool-proof ways to hide your keys is to give a copy to a trusted neighbor, family member, or friend who lives nearby. If that isn't possible, you can hide your spare key on the collar of your backyard dog or underneath a planter or door mat—but on a neighbor's front porch, not yours.
For a more DIY, crafty approach to hiding keys, you can create a decoy hiding place out of a real rock, super glue, and a prescription pill bottle. Simply glue the rock on top of the cap of a prescription bottle, place the key inside the bottle and bury it underground so that only the rock is sticking out.
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