Realizing you have lost keys is an incredibly stressful experience. We have all been there, even if to varying degrees. That horrible wave of dread washes over us as even the worry that we might have forgotten where we put our keys. After all, much of our life is locked behind needing them. So, without them, we cannot get done what we need to get done, be where we need to be, move on streets, or get in our own home.
To make it worse, people usually lose all their keys at once. We typically put all our keys, home, car, and office, on the same key ring. Therefore, losing one means losing all of them. While this carries the convenience of having all our keys together, it does have the tradeoff that when we lose them, we really lose them. However, we are not advising that you do not have them all in one place. Keys on a keyring are far less likely to get lost in the first place than keys out and loose on their own.
Even if you lose only one key, though, it brings your whole day to a stop until they can be recovered. It is either a matter of not being able to get into your home or place of work or not being able to get there at all. You cannot do without. We hope to give you a bit of advice on finding your keys before you resort to calling a locksmith. This way, you could save a lot of time and money.
Finding Your Lost Car Keys
You could be on your way to work or to meet up with a friend. Hopefully, you are not in too much of a rush. But if you are expected to be somewhere soon, we recommend immediately texting and letting the person you plan to meet you are looking for your keys. If you find them right away, then you can still get there on time. However, you do not know how long to find them will take until you find them. Instead, it is better to be safe than sorry.
The realization most likely washed over you in front of the driver’s door as you went to unlock the car. So, the first place we recommend looking for is inside your car. You will only be able to look through the windows. People often drop them between their legs as they are getting everything else out of their car.
If you cannot see them from the window, next, do your best to search your memory for a time you had your keys on you since the last time you were in the car. Even if they are not still there, you can at least eliminate the possibility of locking them inside the car. If you are still uncertain about this possibility, you may have to call a locksmith to get back inside your car and retake your keys, hopefully after eliminating everywhere else.
Retrace the steps you made since driving, both mentally and physically. Look beyond just your eye level. They could have fallen from tables, beds, chairs, so check the floor and between cushions. Ask anyone else in the house if they have seen them or if they moved them if they saw them lying out.
Finding Your Lost House and Office Keys
Typically, house keys are attached to one’s car keys. However, there are instances more common today, taking Ubers, for example, where people have the opportunity to forget their house keys. Unfortunately, if it is a matter of having left it in the locked home, you need to go ahead and call Fradi’s locksmiths.
When you know you brought them with you, though, we recommend, once again, retracing your steps. Go directly back to where you just came from, like looking for a credit card. Luckily, house keys are the sort of thing that people will take directly to the lost and found. Unlike car keys or wallets, no one can use a house key for their own gain. Places with a lot of foot traffic will have them turned it to the lost and found quickly. And if they have not yet been turned in, leave your name and number with their lost and found, so they can call you if it is returned.
If you retrace your steps and are still unable to find it, you may need to resort to a locksmith. Maybe you will find your key inside. Or you might be in a rush as it is. Either way, we can make you a new replacement or duplicate key. Call Fradi Professional Locksmith at (619) 728-9862.