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Moving Tips: What to do with keys for the new home

It is important not to make too many copies of your house key.

It is important not to make too many copies of your house key.

When your moving company arrives at your new residence and you bring your items inside, you will want to take precautions to ensure that everything is safe. This starts with the keys to your home, as having the correct number will help you feel more comfortable that only you can enter your home.

After you receive your keys, it is important to make copies for each family member. However, you should keep in mind that there is no need to print any more than you plan on using. Making keys is easy, as you can go to the local hardware store and have them custom-made. This typically doesn't cost very much, and it is a quick process.

If you lose a key, or if one breaks later on, at that point you should consider getting another copy. However, it is important to not give out the keys to anyone who doesn't live in your house. If you have a friend or extended family member watching the home at any point, they can borrow one of yours.

You also should leave a spare key in a secure place. Where you put the key is up to you, but make sure that it is easily accessible in case anyone gets locked out. Additionally, ensure that the place is not spoken about to anyone that you know, or you don't talk about where the key is when others are around.

Finally, it may be a good idea to put your key on a lanyard. These items work well for locating key rings in your home, but also can be a good safety tool. By looping the lanyard through your belt loop, keys will be less likely to fall out of your pocket or get stolen.