I’m writing this as I’m locked out of my apartment. Let’s see if we can brainstorm ways of not letting this happen again:
1. Carry a spare key in my wallet
But I already forget my wallet everywhere anyway. I’m thinking about switching to one of those wallets that’s attached to your phone so then I’ll NEVER forget it. That’s a smart idea. TOO LITTLE TOO LATE.
2. Storing the key under the mat or someone hear the door
If it’s not locked up? No way.
3. Have a safe box to store my key outside my door
I think this is a pretty good option but then I’d always be terrified of someone bashing it open and getting inside. I’m always the worse-case-scenario type of thinker – maybe I’m being too cautious. But it’s either get locked out once a month or stop being forgetful HA as if I’ll stop being forgetful.
4. Have a sign next to my door to remind me to bring my phone, keys, wallet, and camera
My keys were on the key ring by the door. Next.
5. Make lots of copies to give to people
I kind of like this option too but then I’m at the mercy of everyone else’s schedule and I hate being a burden on my friends. Though, I could use this as a test of our friendship. Who’s willing to drop everything they’re doing to come and save me? There could be a gauntlet to see who arrives first and they get a prize or something.
6. Keep a window unlocked to climb through just in case
This would work when I lived with my parents in a one story house. Not in my second story apartment lol.
7. Get one of those fancy fingerprint doorknobs or deadbolts to let you in
These would be great for my actual home. I would totally invest in the $200+ to install in my own doors. Alas, I live in an apartment and I’d probably get charged some stupid fee for mangling my door.
8. Try to break in in the future
I tried. My neighbor tried. And my neighbor’s friend tried. It’s not happening. I’m not sure yet if I should be happy or sad about this.
What do you guys think I should do to avoid this in the future? Besides having a key around my neck at all times. It may even come to that, I don’t know.