In today’s busy and fast-paced world, it’s all too easy to lose your keys. Maybe you just moved, and in the chaos of the move, you forgot to consolidate your keys. Even if you didn’t lose your keys, there’s the other end of the spectrum: instead of not keeping your keys together, you keep too many of them on the same keyring. Here’s how you can tell them apart!
Tell Them Apart by Touch
One way to tell your keys apart is to make them different. This method doesn’t just mean you should make them easier to distinguish by looking at them but decorate them so when you feel them in the dark you can determine which one you need. After all, it’s frustrating to fight with your keys in the dark. One idea you can try is to put some rubber on the end of your house key or car key so you can find it more easily when you’re on the go.
Give Them Labels
Another way to quickly differentiate your keys is to label them. When you have multiple copies of the same looking key on the same ring, it can be difficult to determine which one you need for the door you need to open. A label can make it simple: “back door,” “office,” “house key” “mailbox key,” and so on.
Reattach Broken Keys
It’s inevitable that some keys will break. If they’ve recently snapped off in a lock, you should mark them so you can remember which ones need to be repaired. Let’s say you get the broken key fixed, and you don’t want to let it happen again. Some superglue should be enough to indicate to you which one was hastily mended and needs to be recut.
Make One Key Obvious
If you like to make crafts in your spare time, then this trick should be easy. Make one key, perhaps the one you use the most often, obvious to find. Instead of rubber, you could attach a donut or a bagel or the pet of your head – something to make it unique and point to what purpose you use it for – just change the design to whatever you like.
Change the Design
Every key can be remade from plain old brass, copper or silver. You’ve seen those kiosks that can give you novelty designs. That’s one option, or you can paint the keys – although a single blot of nail polish might be all you need.
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