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Keys can be one of the most annoying things in a guy’s everyday-carry setup. They are unwieldy and loud and can even hurt your when they are in your front pocket. This article is dedicated to helping you find all the best ways to organize the keys in your life and make them more accessible than ever.
Why should you listen to me? I grew up with parents who I knew where they were by the sound of their keys. I have had plenty of keys and have always been annoyed by them. Over the years, I have found plenty of extraordinary ways to take back control over these keys and make them work better for me.
With that said, let’s get into all the best ways to organize your keys!
1. Key Organizer
Your keyring is the first and most important thing you need to organize. The old-school way of just adding your keys onto a ring is a thing of the past. Not only can you use your keys without looking, but they also get bunched up in your pocket (which results in a sloppy look), and they tend to jab you in the leg while sitting or driving.
The best way to solve this is a high-quality key organizer! I am using the Ekster Key Case if you have a few keys. However, if you want expandable storage (and a few extras), the Keyport Pivot 2.0 is the best in this arena (and is easy to use one-handed and without looking). You can store all of your keys and add other modules, such as key trackers and flashlights, to the exterior. You can read my full review of the Keyport Pivot 2.0 here!
2. Magnut (Keeping track of your car keys)
The biggest issue with most key organizers is that they need to keep track of your car’s key fob. Most key fobs are large and bulky, which results in them getting stuck in the bottom of your pocket or, even worse, lost.
The best way to attach your key fob to your crucial organizer (see above) is with KeyBar’s Magnut. This magnetic attachment for key organizers keeps your key fob attached to your organizer (or keyring, if you are still using that). Still, you can easily pull on your key fob (with around 6 1/2 pounds of pressure), and it will release it (no additional locks or carabiners here).
Please Note: Please do not keep additional keys or key organizers attached to your key fob when it is in your car’s ignition. This can damage your ignition, which is a costly repair. The Magnut is a great way to keep your keys together but allow them to be released when needed.
3. Key Tracker
A big part of organizing your keys is keeping track of them! Losing your keys can cost a ton and affect your security. Because of that, you should look into a key tracker that is right for you.
If you already utilize Apple AirTags, I will change my key organizer recommendation over to this KeySmart Air, as it has an easy place to store your AirTag. Alternatively, KeySmart also has some excellent key organizers with trackers built into them.
4. Wall Hanger
Outside of the immediate need for organizing your keys on a key organizer, I recommend purchasing an excellent key wall hanger. This will give you a great place to keep your daily keys, but it is also a fantastic place to keep those lesser-used keys that do not belong on your key organizer and are carried around daily.
These wall hangers give you one place for all keys and are highly usable and convenient. Alternatively, keeping your key in a bowl somewhere suitable for you is another excellent option.
With these four ways to keep your keys organized, you shouldn’t have any problems moving forward! I hope this helped you enjoy your key setup much more.