Take a look at your key ring. How many keys do you have on it? If you’re like most people, you probably have 4 or maybe even 5 keys. Some people have more and some only have a couple, but very few people don’t carry any keys at all. Have you ever wondered how your key ring compares to those around you? Take a look at the top 10 most common keys and see how many are on your key ring.
1.) House / Apartment key. The key to a living space tops everyone’s list. Very few adults don’t carry a key to house or an apartment unless they are homeless. These keys are typically small. Pro tip: find your house key easier by painting the handle a bright color with nail polish or by using a removable silicone key marker.
2.) Car key. If you live outside of a major city, and maybe even if you live in one, you’ll have a car key on your ring. Today’s cars use the same key for the ignition, the doors and the trunk and some even have a push button start that only uses a distance-activated fob and a button.
3.) Business / Work key. If you’re a manager or ever have to open or close at work, odds are that you have a key of some type. The key lets you into the building and allows you to lock up afterwards. If you have a key to your work place, feel lucky since employers only usually give those to people they can trust. A commercial locksmith can easily and effectively make you new keys.
4.) Shed / Garage. For home owners, outdoor storage is a necessity. You’ve probably got a key to a shed or garage if you have any amount of lawn that requires maintenance or allow stour children a place to play.
5.) Storage Unit. Apartment dwellers often use a storage unit to keep holiday decorations, excess furniture and other belongings safe and dry. These storage units may come with their own key or you may have to buy a lock and supply your own.
6.) Safe. For keeping money, important documents and precious items safe at home, a home-size safe is a must-have. Today’s safes are fire-resistant, tamper proof and extremely secure. Some smaller safes have a key lock rather than a combination lock.
7.) Safety Deposit. For large amounts of cash, jewelry or other high-value items, a home safe may not be safe enough. If that’s the case, you might have a key to a safety deposit box on your key ring. The keys are usually small and printed with “do not duplicate”. They are issued by the post office.
8.) Lawn Equipment. If you have a lawn that’s big enough to warrant a ride-on lawnmower, odds are that your lawn equipment uses a key to get it started. The keys are typically small. When you first purchase the mower, take one of the keys and tape it somewhere safe so in case you lose the other, you’ll have a backup.
9.) Display case. Anyone that has a business or a hutch at home for display purposes is familiar with display case keys. These keep the cases locked so that expensive or precious contents can’t be removed without the owner providing the key.
10.) Liquor cabinets. A liquor cabinet with a lock is a smart idea in homes with children or teenagers. The key keeps underage patrons out and prevents them from accessing the liquor.