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23 Things For Adults Who Regularly Get Locked Out Of Their Apartments

Because you're currently sitting on the steps outside of your locked apartment muttering "not today satan" to yourself.

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1. A Tile Mate tracking device that will tell you via app whether your misplaced keys are hiding underneath your couch cushion (phew) or are currently en route to a Panera in a town you've never heard of (no god please no).

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Promising review: "For 25 years I have helped my husband look for his wallet. EVERY DAY. No matter what system I tried to introduce him to, what basket was on the counter just for his wallet...was a dismal failure. EVERY DAY FOR 25 YEARS. I gave this tile to him for Christmas. It has been the best two months of my life." —Pamela Radcliffe

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

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2. These incredibly sturdy magnetic floating shelves—just don't get carried away and use them as stairs for your 10lb cat to walk on?

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Promising Review: "First of all, I should start by mentioning that the packaging that this shelf comes in is *so cool*. The inside flap tells you everything you need to know about how to install it in just three easy, clear steps. No ugly manual and complicated parts. I had it installed and working in under two minutes.

I was worried about the strength of the magnet strip along the bottom of the shelf since I have a heavier keychain (lots of keys, trinkets, bottle opener, etc.) however it grasps onto it extremely well, while still being a breeze to remove from the magnet. Out of curiosity I tried to figure out the distance i can throw my keys at it and still have it stick (it looks cool around friends) and surprising I can underhand-toss my keys from up to 10 feet away and still have the magnet catch hold of it if the keys connect with the strip. SO COOL." —Dylan Baumann

Get it on Amazon for $24.75.

3. This two-tiered wooden valet that you'll want to use just for its hypnotizing swivel.

4. A clip-on LED light that will make it much easier to locate the keys in your bag that are buried underneath a mountain of receipts, stray sticks of gum, and ticket stubs for 2009's Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.

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Promising review: "The clip is fairly easy to clip onto keys, rings, backpacks etc. I bought this one for my keys to throw in my purse when I am walking home from class at night, just so I don't have to scramble for them outside in the cold. I never leave it on very long but it produces a very nice bright pink glow." —Paul

Get it from Amazon for $3.67.

5. These iron wall hooks you'll be hooked on. (But more importantly: Your keys will be hooked on them—not on the pocket lining of the coat you wore yesterday.)

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Promising review: "Bought this product as a key holder. Works great and has a simple look that matches any style. Would recommend for hanging items on the lighter side." —New2NYC

Get it from CB2 for $6.95.

6. This impressive piece of wall art because you just can't ~bear~ another trip to your neighborhood locksmith this month.

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7. A set of four color-coded keychains that will beep when you hit a button on a remote control—so much fun, you'll want to lose your keys again, except don't!

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In order to pick up a beep, your keys must be within a 30-meter range—which, I'm really praying for you they are!

Promising Review: "It works through furniture, and if there are walls involved, no biggie, I just walk around with the remote clicker and push a few times. Never failed us in about two months of use." —Robby S.

Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

8. A magnetic bullseye board for hanging keys, because if you get locked out of the apartment one more time your roommate will surely use you as a bullseye board.

10. This little magnetic guy who is just really happy to be here and help you not blow this again.

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Promising Review: "This has been great at preventing me from losing my keys. I tried having a key bowl, but never used it as I should have. It's already become habit for me to close the door and to hold out my keys for this little guy to grab. As a result, I almost never lose my keys anymore.

Now I just need matching little guys for my wallet and cell phone." —JR

Get it from Amazon for $4.88.

11. A mirror with key hooks on it, so that whenever you're checking yourself out you can be like, "damn I look good but do I have my keys."

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12. This slim leather wallet organizer, because maybe the ~key~ to not losing stuff is consolidating your personal items.

13. A retractable key reel, perfect for anyone who needs easy access to keys throughout the day or is just tired of muttering "not today satan" as they sit on the steps outside their locked apartment.

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Promising Review: "With these, I can comfortably carry 5 or 6 keys and because they're attached to my belt, I never have to worry about leaving them anywhere unless I take off the key ring. The belt clip seems very secure; I haven't had any slipping and the keys haven't even come close to falling off of my belt in the last 15-20 8h work days since I got this reel." —D Ford

Get it from Amazon for $11.33 or Jet for $18.60.

14. A nightstand with a single drawer that you will designate as The Key Drawer.

15. An expandable acrylic organizer you can attach to that drawer, if you insist on throwing other junk in with the keys.

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17. An intricately patterned key box with two rows of hooks inside, if you really want to lean into this key storage thing.

18. This Mashiko ware dish that will make keeping track of your personal items as simple as its design.

20. A mail organizer with hooks so you can hang up your keys as soon as you walk in the door from work with your mail (and then call Chris!).

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Promising Review: "When you live with several forgetful people, you have to get creative about reminders. This dry erase board has been a lifesaver for us! I place mail there and write a little note with an arrow pointing at it. And when my fiance grabs his keys in the morning to leave for work, he sees the mail and takes it with him. I also use it to write other random reminders so he'll see them before he leaves and won't forget what he needs to do for the day.

There's enough hooks for our keys and our roommate's and we even hang our dogs leash from one of the hooks. It's perfect!" —Christine Harris

Get it from Amazon for $17.80 or Jet for $17.49.

21. A key holder that doubles as a bottle opener because, congrats, you didn't lose your keys today—pour yourself a cold one!

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Promising Review: "This thing is a life-saver! I have tons of keys for my apartment complex and for work, and I always feel like a custodian carrying so many jangly, spikey keys in my pocket. I hate carrying things around in my pocket in general, and while this doesn't completely solve that issue it does make it better!" —Mike Cowell

Get it from Amazon for $35 or from The Grommet for $34.95.

22. Everlane's modern take on the fanny pack, for when you need a lighter storage solution at an outdoor event or show.

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Are you a believer?

Promising Review: "This little fanny pack is SO functional! It fits my phone, wallet, sunglasses, chapstick and keys. Surprisingly large storage space for such a small looking bag." —Ccasebolt

Get it from Everlane for $25.

The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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