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    Spare keys

    My house key is on my car's key ring, not my key ring for dh's truck. I was driving dh's new truck this particular day, and the home link button to open the large garage door wouldn't work. The second home link button for the small garage door hadn't even been programmed yet, so I was starting to panic about how I'd get into the house. Luckily, we've got a keypad for the deadbolt on the front door so I got in that way (even luckier that the lock on the door handle wasn't locked).

    So I finally got a few spare house keys made this week. In addition to putting one on my other key ring, I'm trying to think of good place to hide one outside, besides the usual like under a welcome mat (we don't have one anyway ). Do you guys hide a key outside, and if so, any clever hiding places?

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    That sounds very complicated I only have one house key, and haven't lost it yet after 16 years of living here!
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    I've never lost it, but it wasn't on the key ring that I had with me.

    I did get locked out a number of years ago when I ran next door to bring our neighbors some cookies. That sucked.

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    I've only got one key ring and it has a key for both cars plus the house key on it. But, our garage door has a keypad so I could get the garage door open that way if I needed to. We don't have a key hidden outside.

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    We didn't want to deal with having all four kids carrying/possibly losing house keys, so dh installed a keypad door lock on the front door. It has probably saved us from numerous "locked out of the house" events over the past 8 or so years.
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    Under the welcome mat.

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    Best thing we did was replace our old door lock with a keypad. It does require battery, and there is a back up key, but yes, so convenient!

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    We used to have one on top of our porch light. I'd think about stashing one in the car.
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