Where Do You Keep Your Spare Key?

Growing up, if I forgot my key then I waited on the porch until my parents were home or headed for a neighbor's house in hopes that they were home. They had a key to our place, but what happens if you're not a fans of the guy down the hall or across the street? Where do you keep a spare?

My parents growing up always told me that I should keep a spare key to my car and my house in my change purse. I never did it of course and would have benefited several times from the act, but I was a stubborn teenager.

We always left a key with the neighbors, though they had been our neighbors for the last 20 years. We watched each other's cats when one family went out of town and although we weren't bestest buds or anything of the sorts, it was still a trusted bond.

Who do you leave a spare key with? A relative across town? Taped to the inside of your mailbox? Do you bury it in the yard? Or do you even have a spare key at all? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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