What's Your Bad Habit at Home?

As I was working on a project in my living room last night, I heard a knock on my window. I opened my front door to find a (wonderful, Good Samaritan) stranger who pointed out that I had left my keys in the lock. Unfortunately, it wasn't the first time.

I've left my keys in the door on two or three other occasions — always when I have been juggling multiple bags or, as this time, walking my two dogs. In what is a great reflection on my neighborhood (which, I'll point out, is in Baltimore), a neighbor or stranger has alerted me to my potentially dangerous thoughtlessness each time.

A few years ago, I used to lose my keys regularly, but a key rack corrected that bad habit. While I do have a home security system, I know I really need to stop this pattern.

What is or was your bad habit, and how have you worked to fix it?

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Kim has been sharing creative projects and ideas as a Contributor to Apartment Therapy since 2010. Her writing highlights stylish, budget-friendly solutions to common household problems. Kim is a fluent French speaker and a houseplant enthusiast.

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