How often do you ask yourself this question? Perhaps you know exactly where they are. You’re in the lucky minority if you aren’t constantly searching.
Let’s say you know exactly where your keys are, however…
Does this look your key ring?
Can you find the key to your front door? Or is it like trying to find Waldo in a Where’s Waldo photo. Not good. Especially when you really need to use the toilet.
I’m pleased to announce my key ring didn’t look as bad as either one of these above however I realized I was carrying around more than I needed.
I really hadn’t given much thought to what my key ring looked like. However I received a new key yesterday–to my teacher’s locker at school. I had to attach it near my classroom key.
The task involved trying to pry that little metal ring open without breaking a nail or pinching a finger. Y’all know what I’m taking about.
While fighting with this little piece of metal, it dawned on me I had items on the ring I could remove. So I did. I consolidated what I had and oh how much more streamlined (and lighter) was the result.
A second reason I decluttered my key ring is because I bring my backpack with me everywhere. It’s an LL Bean bag and I love it. Sometimes it’s a school bag and sometimes it’s a diaper bag. For you fellow teachers out there, you know how many papers and school materials that get shlepped to and from work. Some evenings we get to the work and sometimes we don’t. It’s Murphy’s Law: bring it home, you don’t need it. Leave it at school, and you wish you had it. So we take it all. So most days I am carrying a million pound bag with me.
I decided if I could remove even the slightest bit of excess, my backpack would feel lighter…a little.
In any event, whether I’ve inspired you to declutter your key ring or not, I hope your keys are not being misplaced and you can find then when you need them. I have an older post called ‘From the Perspective of a Key’ about a key ring who feels badly for constantly being lost by its owner. https://kfurman2632.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/from-the-perspective-of-a-key/
Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful evening.
Karen, The Klutter Koach
December 24, 2015