Locking yourself out of your house is a classic idiot move, isn’t it? I’ve done it. My parents have done it. Basically, everyone I know, even the most put together and uptight people around me, have found themselves locked out of their own house. As I said, this is a classic idiot move.
The worst part is, usually we lock ourselves out of our house when we really need to get in. Usually, it’s when our bladder is about to explode or when we’ve been dreaming of an evening of Netflix to forget about our bad day. Yeh, it’s always on the worst day.
It’s then that we’ll kick ourselves for not having a spare key stashed in the inside pocket of our bag or maybe, one hidden in the soil of one of the outdoor plants. You’ll kick yourself more if you already know how easy it is to create a spare key for yourself. You don’t even need to visit your local ironmonger.
Really, there’s no need for an ironmonger to create a new key if you are on a tight budget. This method will save you from having to call on your friend on the other side of town who has your other key. It will also save you from having to spend the night with your dysfunctional family until shops are open again.
You don’t even need to have special equipment to make your own key. All you will need are a few things that you already have lying around your house. Of course, this DIY project has to be done BEFORE you lock yourself out of the house, so you can keep that spare key somewhere you will find in an emergency. Maybe in your rose bush or your car? Figure out a good hiding place, you don't want thieves to rob you with your spare key.
Hax has quite a following these days. This guy posts videos showing us hacks to everyday things. If we follow these hacks, we will definitely be easing the anxiety and stress that comes from the little problems we encounter on a daily basis.
Hax’s latest video shows us how to create a spare key in no time. I’m no DIY pro — I don’t even like DIY projects to be honest because they never seem to come out as I hoped for. But, this hack looks fairly easy.
The key can start getting too hot for you to bare. This is especially so if there is no plastic cap from where you can hold on to. To ensure that you don’t get burned, hold the key with a pair of plyers, or, if, like me, your only “tools” are makeup brushes, then grab your key with a pair of chopsticks.
Hax makes cutting the shape of the key to perfection look easy. Although it looks easy, you need to be careful and cut the metal lid exactly as the shape on the tape is. Otherwise, this copy isn’t going to open that door for you.
Once it’s cut, try it on your door or whatever else the key is for. It may take “some wiggling” as this key is much thinner than the original but it will work. After that, make sure you put the copy somewhere where you’ll actually have access to in an emergency!