You are waiting all day for that important call. You step outside, close the door behind you and you hear the phone ringing on the other side. You realize, OMG I locked myself out!
Or you finished your BIG GULP super sized cola an hour ago and you really gotta GO! You get to the front door knowing the bathroom is only steps away. But OMG, where are my keys?!
Or you just walked up 4 flights of stair with a week's worth of groceries in your arms including your favorite Cherry Garcia Ben & Jerry's slowly melting away in one of the bags when you realize, OMG, I left my keys inside!
I can go on with hundreds of stories like this. I have only had to spend a few hundred bucks to hire a locksmith to let me into my condo twice before I figured out how to remedy my forgetfulness. The cure is: LOCKBOX.
You can find them at Lowes and Home Depot for about $30. Some hook like a Master Lock and others can be screwed onto a surface. You set your secret combo, drop the key inside and say goodbye to those OMG moments when you are Locked Out Again!
[lockbox image via homedepot.com]