Thursday, January 27, 2011

Clean up the Key Chain

Do you have a key chain that has a big blob of club cards on it?  Are you always losing your keys?  That was me. 

I tried to get the keys in the key bowl.  Sometimes it happened.  Sometimes it didn't.

Then I decided sometimes it's ok to work with my weakness instead of trying to fix it.

A beautiful, amazing lady I work with told me one day just to put a lanyard on the keys.  Not to wear around my neck, but kind of like a flag that says "Here I am!"

You could use any lanyard, but I spotted this zebra lanyard at The Home Depot when I was making 5 copies of my house key.  Here it is in the key bowl.

This is what my keys look like on the bottom of my purse.  Are you with me now?  How hard is it to spot my keys?  Not.
And here's what my keys look like under the mail pile.  You can spot that from across the kitchen.

Don't get me wrong, I still try to put them in the correct place because nothing beats that.  But this lanyard has saved me a lot of trouble.

Next up:  key chain clutter.  Clutter shows up everywhere, doesn't it?
I found an app for my phone (I just got an HTC Evo from Sprint.  LOVE IT!!) that stores club cards on my phone.  It uses the camera to scan the bar code on the club card.  Clerks can scan the screen just like they would scan the card.
And you know how a coupon you earned shows up in the mail every once in a while?
Well with some retailers, the coupon shows up right on my app.  I was always losing those dumb things, or they cluttered up my purse.  Now it's all there in one place, nice and tidy.

On a side note, I just discovered the wonders of apps and I am addicted! The apps I love the most are the ones that help me out in life, like the key chain app.  I will be posting all my faves in the near future.


Shannon said...

Great idea! I miss my laynard from my teaching days. It never occured to me to put one on my car keys?

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

So wise!!

Simply Brookes said...

What a grand Idea, Mrs. Jones. You are full of them. That is why I am Simply Brookes...because of you. See what you started?

Thanks for another great tip. You da bomb, lady.

Keep it up, sister.

Donna's Daze said...

The Keychain app is awesome!

MJ said...

Have you seen a key fob? I LOVE mine because I can spot it in my purse AND keep my keys on my wrist when I'm out and about.

Our ministry,, makes them! We'd love to send you one if you're interested. :)

Autumn said...

I just downloaded Key Ring. Thanks! I love apps also! I have done 2 different app reviews and still have so many more to review.

Trish said...

I had no idea "there's an app for that"! My key chain is just plain ridiculous. Thanks for the inspiration & ideas!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Every time I hear, "There's an ap for that" I realize I'm missing a lot! BTW, I am hosting a pretty awesome giveaway on my blog. Wonderful people like you who are already followers just need to leave a comment to enter. Good luck!

Warmly, Michelle

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