The essence of being organized is knowing where that one thing you need right at this moment is. It could be a blouse, or a phone number, an invoice ... or your keys.
|chez larsson via apartment therapy
Keys are one of the most looked for items in a home. Having a designated spot to drop your keys when you come in the door helps. It is also helpful to have duplicate keys stored in a place you can find them in the case you cannot find yours when you need them. Trust me! I have used my spare keys more than I wish to admit!
I keep the spare keys to my house (plus a few extra duplicates for house & dog sitters), extra car keys, the neighbor's keys and any other keys I have, clearly labeled and in a box that stays in a drawer where I always know they will be. That way, if I am running late and cannot find my first set, I have a back-up. For some keys I use a quick way to identify them using ribbon, or a fun key chain that identifies the owner.
Tip of the day: Want a fun and easy way to label the different keys on your key ring? Use nail polish to give each key a different look!