When trying to make sure that you are never going to be locked out of your house, you will want to hide your spare key in a unique place. To help you come up with the best possible location, you will want to consider the following suggestions.
In An Old Tree Stump
If you have an old tree stump in your yard, you can use it to hide your spare key by cutting a small section of the wood out of the top of the stump. Once the wood section is removed, trim off the bottom a little so that you can place the key in the hole that you created and you can replace the removed section without it then sticking up higher than it used to. You can then cover that little spot with a heavy flower pot. This way, no one will be able to notice that the tree stump was originally cut into.
Under A Garden Gnome
You can hide your spare key under a garden gnome, or any other decorative figure you have in your flower bed. Simply attach the spare key to the bottom of the gnome with heavy duty packing tape. Make sure that you are completely covering the key so that it will not be exposed to any moisture so it will not rust.
In The Dirt
This is an excellent hiding place for a spare key because most criminals will not start digging through the dirt in your flower bed in hopes of finding spare house key. Of course, you need to take the time to make sure that you are protecting the key from becoming damaged from moisture. To do that, you can seal the key in a plastic sandwich bag or place it in a medication bottle and tightly secure the lid. Once you have protected the key, you can place in in the soil. Make sure that you place it deep enough into the ground so that you will have some soil to cover it up with. Then, you will need to place a special rock or decoration over top of that spot. This will help make sure an animal will not dig there and expose the key. It will also help to ensure that you can locate it again when you need it.
With those three unique places in mind, you should discover that it can be rather easy to hide your spare key in a spot where it will never be found by the wrong people. Should you lose your spare key, contact a locksmith like Arapahoe County Security Center Inc to replace it.