One such area is in the front hallway. I traded out one piece of furniture for one from another room. This is the "new" old side table that holds every one's keys, wallets and phones when they come in the door. I also hung the chalkboard frame there to leave messages, reminders or important appointments for everyone.
Let me show you a quick organizing tip for spare keys…
The top of the table has a big bowl for Courtney and Courtland's keys, wallet and glasses. The black box is my husband's to charge his phone and store his wallet and keys. When Kelsie is home from school, her basket is in the cupboard on the right. I just keep my keys in my purse.
The cabinet to the left is where I store all the extra keys in case someone needs to take another car other than their own. It also holds extra door keys and the keys to the storage shed.
These were in a drawer in a jumbles mess in a basket, but I decided that the easier it is to find something the less stress you have.
We all know the feeling when we can't find our keys!!
I just used 3M hooks that stick on without damaging the surface.
I labeled each one by the color of our cars, because we have 2 Jeeps, 2 Buicks and a Honda. Color is a quick reference for us.
Then each set of keys has a hang tag for that car.
You're probably thinking…why is she showing where she keeps here spare keys in a post, online for all to see. If someone wants to come in and steal my 2002 Honda Odyssey van...have at it!! Lol Right now, paying for the girls' college education is way more important to me than a new car. Besides, I love that van and will probably run it into the ground until the wheels fall off!!
You can label them with anything. These are only spare keys, so the tags aren't really a problem.
You can have a key system just about anywhere in your home, but having them hanging up and labeled so that you can see them and grab them quickly is the key…no pun intended!!
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