What do I do if I lose my keys?

What do I do if I lose my keys?

It’s never a good time to lose your house keys because immediately you’ll start panicking that someone can simply let themselves into your property. The chances are that if you have dropped them somewhere, whoever picks them up wouldn’t have the foggiest idea where to start – But that doesn’t stop us worrying none-the-less.


The first emotion to set in is panic, so don’t let this happen to you, because most people find when they relax they’re able to remember where they left their keys. Think about your day’s steps and where you could possibly have put them down. Perhaps you left them on the table when unpacking your shopping bags or threw them on the work surface in a rush to get to the toilet. Either way, retracing your steps can be of great help.

Check your pockets

Many people put their keys in the same place day-in day-out. This is typically in a pocket, whether it’s a bag, coat or trousers. Mine are always found in my back right trouser pocket, so when they’re not there I’ll panic a little. Make sure to check all your pockets because for some reason you could have put them somewhere unusual without thinking.

The obvious places

It’s amazing how many people find their keys turning up down the back of a sofa or in the car, so make sure you do a search of all the places they could be hiding. You never know where they may have fallen during your day’s events and you don’t want to go to the expense of replacements if it’s unnecessary.

What if I have lost my keys?

For some people their keys will never show up again, no matter how much searching they do around the home. If this is the case there are a few options to consider. Realistically you’ll need to replace your locks and a locksmith will be needed to do the job for you. This can be expensive, but it’s certainly worthwhile and will give you peace of mind that your home is secure again. At this time you could even consider a new front door if yours is looking a little old and tired now.