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Keep Your Keychain Simple

02/29/2012   Minimalist, Organization   14 Comments

Sometimes simplifying your life gets down to the simple, everyday things. Most adults begin owning things such as a car, bike, place to live, etc. When this happens, chances are your key collection will expand. Bring in factors like cute keychain accessories and club tags, and you might have yourself a messy disaster.

simple keychain

This is my current keychain. To be honest, I wish I just had one key. Unfortunately, my life requires this full set: car, apartment, bike gate, bike lock, apartment gate, Petco club card, and grocery club card. I’ve tried to keep it to the bare minimum, as much as I do like decorative accessories and having club cards handy.

Here’s how you can simplify your keychain:

  • Take keys off. If you haven’t used a key in one full week, you don’t need it on your daily keyring. Have it handy somewhere else in the home.
  • Get rid of club card tags. Did you know all club cards can be pulled up with your phone number? You don’t even need a physical card! Keep only what you use on a weekly basis, or if the place you shop has self check-out and requires a scan.
  • Only one accessory! It’s okay to accessorize your keychain, but I find one should be enough. If you have more decorative keychains than functioning keys, it’s almost defeating the purpose.
  • Use a strap. Something I’ve been meaning to pick up is a keychain strap. This makes finding your keys easier, and gives you a better way to hold them if your hands are full. Feeling creative? Here’s a great instructional post on how to make your own!

Why should you simplify your keychain? It just makes your life so much easier! And you have to admit, simple keychains are much more appealing.

leather keychain

make your own key strap

key accessories

Does your keychain look like something a janitor would carry, or do you like to keep it simple?

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