The post title says it all!

lost keys

This morning, the Husband and I searched for TWO HOURS (I am not exaggerating) for his car keys.  I had them last, but we’re pretty sure a kiddo picked them up and hide them… somewhere?  Hopefully not down that AC vent, which is where I was convinced they were for about 10 minutes (verdict:  I don’t think so, although I did find a bunch of other stuff and a lot of dust).  Eventually, we gave up, and he UBERed to work.


This afternoon, we located the spare key, but the main set is still missing in action.


Which brings me to this Amazon purchase…

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Click and Dig promises me that the receiver’s radio frequency can penetrate walls, cushions, couches – so it better be able to penetrate toy boxes (and, I know, I know – we should really just put the keys in a drawer where little hands can’t reach).


And actually, THE SAME EXACT THING happened to us last week.  We got both kids in the car before realizing that we couldn’t find my keys.  We DESTROYED the house looking for them.  Turns out that Henry had them in his hands and had dropped them under the back seat of the car.  Ahhh.


NEVER AGAIN, my friends.  Seriously.  I am going to weld that Click and Dig thingie onto my keychain.


Other products that I never knew I needed until it was too late:


Find My iPhone:  I didn’t realize this app was pretty clutch until I misplaced my phone at a football game (I’m pretty sure it was actually stolen – still makes my blood boil).


Traveler’s Insurance:   Remember when we went to Ocean Isle Beach this spring with a bunch of friends, only to be hit with Tropical Storm Ana?  I never buy Traveler’s Insurance, which covers stuff like that, and not only was our beach trip cut short by a day and a half, but the rental house actually flooded!  LUCKILY – I was not in charge of booking the house for the trip, so we had insurance (I was so pleasantly surprised).  We got back nearly $1000 between the five couples.  Whoop whoop.


What else?  What do I need to buy BEFORE I get into another jam?



  • Kate October 20, 2015, 9:01 am

    You’ll discover that find my iphone is also very helpful for finding your kids as they become teenagers! Useful for making sure they are still alive on team road trips as well as seeing where exactly they are everyday!

  • leatitia October 20, 2015, 9:19 am

    Keys are so important in our lives… I have double/triple of my house keys made and gave them to my family living close by. It saved my life more than once. Also, it gives access to my house to my family if they have to babysit my son in case of a work emergency and if something *KNOCK ON WOOD* happens to me and I can’t get him from daycare on time.

    If you can find a save spot for it, hide a house key outside the house.

    A spare of my car key stay inside my house at his little spot near the door. I guess I should have it with me, but I’m thinking, my family COULD get the spare car key with their house key in case I lose mine. If I bring the spare key in my purse, I’m scared of losing my purse and losing all the things.

    I don’t know if something exist for remote controls? We lost ours 3 days ago and now our whole TV system doesn’t work. Can’t find it anywhere.

    • Amanda K. October 25, 2015, 3:37 pm

      we lost our remote control back in august 🙁 we’re hoping to find it when we finally move!

  • Laura @ October 20, 2015, 10:15 am

    We have a small hook to hang keys on the wall right above where we take off shoes when we come in the house. Highly recommend it! It’s just habit to hang them right when we take off shoes. Sometimes I’ll even pull in the garage, open the door, hang the keys (the hook is right inside the door), and THEN go unbuckle the car seat so I don’t misplace them when trying to wrangle a kid.

    • Kinnereth October 23, 2015, 12:44 am

      Same! It makes me feel safe knowing I can run out of the house in case of an emergency (I keep the dog leash on the same hooks).
      When I first married my husband, he’d leave the keys on any surface (desk, dining room table, kitchen counter). Now he is really good about leaving the keys on the hook by the door. 🙂 It’s so nice! Plus it’s up high so little hands can’t reach.

  • ali October 20, 2015, 10:15 am

    Epi-Pen! I seem to remember that you are severely allergic to something (…avocado?)…

  • Amanda October 20, 2015, 10:49 am

    We installed a key hanger next to the garage door! We toss them on a hook every time we come in the door and little hands do not reach them. Something like this: Good luck! I didn’t know that fire and water safe boxes could be secured to the floor until it was too late. We had ours stolen from under the bed during a break in (we weren’t in the home at the time!).

  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul October 20, 2015, 11:15 am

    We have a product just like that because my husband always misplaces his keys!

  • Sara October 20, 2015, 11:18 am

    You probably already have this, but a friend of mine recently told me to buy travel bags for my car seat and stroller when we take our first trip with Allie. Her bags had black marks all over them and protected her stuff. I’m going to order them soon.

  • Sunny October 20, 2015, 11:29 am

    I have a beeper thing. It was great for awhile and now it seems like the battery is always dead…I guess I just need to be more on top of that 😉

  • Julie October 20, 2015, 11:31 am

    We found my husband’s car keys in my daughter’s play kitchen (in the microwave) after tearing the house apart one night. 😛

    • Cori October 20, 2015, 12:49 pm

      Ditto! We found lost keys more than once in the play kitchen oven.

  • October 20, 2015, 11:31 am

    Oooh – haven’t heard of the Click ‘n Dig – great idea! Thanks for sharing! 😉 I use the Find my iphone … but was using it just to see where my two teenagers are at – I had no idea it had an alarm on it until I was messing around with it and clicked on it … 5 minutes later I got a call from my son who was on the golf course with his friends. He was complaining that I had set off an alarm on his phone from inside his golf bag right in the middle of a putt. Oops! Lesson learned!

  • Megan (Braise The Roof) October 20, 2015, 11:49 am

    I heard about a clever card to keep on you when you’re away from the house that says “My dog is home alone, contact so-and-so who has a spare set of keys”. In case anything happens (God forbid) when everyone is away, that way the pets aren’t forgotten at home!

  • Amanda October 20, 2015, 11:53 am

    I’m not sure if you’re a Fitbit user, but if you are… the find my fitbit app is everything!!

  • Breanne October 20, 2015, 12:43 pm

    Find my iPhone is a lifesaver… except when it’s my iPod or my old iPhone and the wifi is off (which naturally is almost every time I need to use it). I lose everything. When I got my first cell phone, I got one of those little phone bags and put my keys on it – thus enabling me to call my keys when I lost them. 🙂

  • jen October 20, 2015, 12:44 pm

    The first purchase I made when I found out I was pregnant with my first child was a fire escape ladder for the second floor of our house. My husband laughs that most women buy a baby outfit or something cute and I bought a diesel window ladder but I feel much better knowing it’s there in case of emergency!!

  • Eliza October 20, 2015, 1:55 pm

    I flushed my dad’s keys down the toilet when I was two. Sorry Dad!

  • Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me October 20, 2015, 5:40 pm

    A flash drive. Lost a novel I had been working on all year. Broke my heart.

  • Tami October 20, 2015, 8:54 pm

    I love this post! My key’s mysteriously went missing last week and I found them in the dogs kong. …..I have a two year old.

  • Kate @KateMovingForward October 21, 2015, 11:02 pm

    Find my iphone app has saved my life more than once! I actually lost my phone off the top of my car and found what was left of it in the road. 🙁 Just today I used it because I couldn’t for the life of me find my phone, but it had just slipped underneath the seat in my daughter’s wagon while we were walking. That key fob is GENIUS! We are currently down a set of keys, but thankfully have a back up set.

  • Sana October 22, 2015, 9:00 pm

    My parents had to back out of SELLING a car because my brother hid the car keys!!

  • Mary October 27, 2015, 11:34 am

    in our house, we glue a lego strip under the light switch near the door, and then we glue a piece of lego to each set of keys…. when we come in, we can just click the legos together and our keys are right by the door!

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