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7 Genius Ways To Hide A Spare Key If You're Always Forgetting Yours

Because no one will guess that the key is underneath the sprinkler.

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1. Attach an outdoor socket cover to the wall and stick the key in there instead of an actual electrical plug.

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Hide it behind one of the shrubs to be really sneaky.

2. Top an empty jar with a drain cover, then bury it in the dirt and pop the key inside.

Twist the drain cover to remove the cap and grab or stow the spare!
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Twist the drain cover to remove the cap and grab or stow the spare!

3. Cover a pill canister with a hose nozzle to disguise it as a sprinkler.

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Dig a hole that's just skinny enough to wedge in the canister. So simple!

4. Or glue a rock to the top of the pill canister's cap, then sit it in your garden.

Nothin' to see here folks!
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Nothin' to see here folks!

5. Glue rare earth magnets to a door knocker so you can pull it off the door with a tug to grab the key out of the back.

It's basically hiding in plain sight.Get a pack of 35 magnets from Amazon for $8.99.
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It's basically hiding in plain sight.

Get a pack of 35 magnets from Amazon for $8.99.

6. Spray-paint a big glob of dried hot glue brown to cover a buried jar with fake poo.

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No one's ever going to go near that crap.

7. Or store the key in an empty water shut-off valve, which you can hide under a hose bibb.

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Just unscrew the end cap to hide the key, then bury the hose bibb with the end cap in the ground.

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