If you want to make sure that you will never have to worry about being stuck outside after locking yourself out of your own house, you will want to make use of the following suggestions for hiding places.
Under The Edge Of Your Porch
If you have a porch that allows you to reach up under the edge of it a little, you can use it as a place to hide the spare key to your house. If you have enough space to work with, you can hammer in a nail to the backside of the edge of the porch. Just make sure that the nail sticks out horizontally. This way, you an hang your space key on the nail for safe keeping. Otherwise, you can use a heavy duty duct tape to tape the key in place and then you will simply remove the tape when you need to retrieve the key.
In The Flower Patch
Whether your flowers are all in large flower pots or you have a flower garden that runs along the side of your home, you can use the soil as a perfect hiding place for your spare key. The one thing that you are going to need to be concerned about is the fact that an exposed key can become rusted from the water that will seep into the soil. Therefore, you want to hide your spare key in a plastic bag or in a plastic medication bottle for safe keeping. Make sure that you are burying the key deep enough so it is going to be completely covered with soil. To help ensure that you will be able to remember the exact spot in the soil where the key is hidden, you will want to place a decorative rock or other garden decoration over top of the buried key.
Under The Junk
Do you have a few things building up in your yard that really belong somewhere else? For example, old car parts, an old dog house that is no longer used, or toys that the kids no longer play with? Until you find a place for those items, you might be able to use them as a great place to hide your spare house key. Criminals may not suspect that you have used such odd things to hide a spare house key. Just make sure that you are taping the key securely in place with an industrial strength duct or packing tape so it will not fall off or get hit with a lot of rain, which would make it develop rust.
With those three suggestions in mind, you should be able to look around your own yard and come up with several great places to use for the hiding of your spare house key.
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