Unlock the Key to Maintaining Keys in Check

We have all been there: wake up late, scarf down breakfast and quickly head for the door, only to find that those damn auto keys are nowhere in sight. Nothing like a frantic search to ruin!

Instead of spending your precious minutes dumping out your handbag or scouring a messy kitchen counter tops, eliminate the guesswork with a go-to key spot close to your front door. Whether you use a tray, a hook or an integrated cubby, these great solutions show you how it’s done.


Duo Sparrow Key Ring – $24

Your storage may be pretty and functional at the exact same moment. This cute, practical birdhouse will give your keys a suitable home (and looks good next to a front doorway).

M.J. Whelan Construction

For people who have space for built-ins, your storage options are infinite (lucky you). Although you can install hooks — since the programmer did here — you can also put keys in a wicker basket, drawer or cubby. You’re limited only by your own reach.

Moving Home

Do not have space for a full-fledged organizer? Elect for a small key rack next to door. It’s equally as effective but takes up less space and has a clean, simple look.

Jonathan Adler

Elephant Bowl – $88

Employing a bowl to keep track of keys is always a fantastic idea, but watch out — it could quickly become your new litter jar. Steer clear of a catchall container by discovering a just-right bowl, like this adorable key-size one, and remind yourself: secrets only!

Mendelson Group

If space is a little tight, then let your furniture do double duty. Find a bench or an ottoman that comprises a tray, and simultaneously utilize it as an entryway seat and a key-drop spot.

Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS

S-Box Key Box

On the lookout for over a tray or bowl? This new gadget conceals keys inside a nearby countertop. With only a touch of your hand, your keys pop up, and you’re able to hit the road.

His and Hers Important Holders – $34.95

Add a little quirkiness to your home with his or her and hers key holders. The wall-mounted plate lets you lock your keys in for the night, so they are right where you left them at the morning.

Ken Gutmaker Architectural Photography

For a more contemporary, minimalist take, consider setting your keys onto a magnetic organizer next to the staircase. Your keys will stick around until you want them.

TRS Designs, Inc (Kitchens, Baths, & much more)

If the kitchen is your go-to drop spot, turn a shallow cabinet in an emptiness, complete with key hooks, charger and email drop.

2nd Shift

Key Plate – $25

For no-nonsense key storage, install this key plate next to your door. With its convenient and also, well, obvious location, you won’t ever have to worry about losing your keys.

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Do not give up if you reside in a small flat with cramped, narrow halls. This space-friendly shelf is just the right size for keys, and it has space to spare for favored knickknacks.

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