4 proven ways to unlock a house

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Have you ever found yourself locked out from the house? Or seen anyone else experience it and want to be prepared in case the same happens to you? It is a common mistake that a lot of people make in haste and forget their keys or think they already have it when in actuality they don’t. You can also lose your keys somewhere in which case you will need to get your lock changed as soon as possible. Well here today we will discuss a few ways to unlock the house which will hopefully help you in difficult times.

2. Call someone:

This may seem like the first thing you want to do if you’re not great with lock picking. Call someone who you know has the keys, your partner, mother, sister, brother, anyone. If they are able to come to you then great, otherwise you can call your landlord as they should have a set of the keys to the house. If you live in an apartment then the concierge or the building supervisor must have a set of keys but you may need to pay them to get an extra set in case you have lost yours.
You can also call a locksmith if you know one in the area or search online for them. Locksmiths aren’t usually that expensive but it depends on the kind of lock and also the area you belong to. Hence this is a good way to go for if you have no other option left

1. Use a credit card or bobby pin:

You may have seen people in movies using cards or bobby pins to unlock a door. Now they were probably doing it for illegal purposes but you have an actual problem so you can learn how to do the same. With a credit card you can usually open the main door by sliding it through the crack while simultaneously working the door knob. It should work to open it up.
With bobby pins what you need are two pins. One of them you will open up to make a 90 degree angle and the second one you need the joined side. You will put the second one underneath the first one in the lock and start wiggling it up and down hitting in the positions your key would go in, to hopefully unlock the door.
There are many other tools you can use to unlock the door on your own like a screwdriver or butter knife but you might not have these handy at all times

3. Look for open windows or doors:

Check all the entrances to the house to see if there is any left unlocked in a hurry.
Even though it is highly unlikely to happen but do see if you have left any of the windows open. It’s highly possible and if you have big windows then you can wedge through them in the house. If there isn’t one left open then try opening it. It is likely that the window will open much easier than the door and you might be able to go in. You have to be careful when attempting this as you may lose your balance and fall. Also check the kind of furniture placed where you land as to prevent hurting yourselfYou can also call a locksmith if you know one in the area or search online for them. Locksmiths aren’t usually that expensive but it depends on the kind of lock and also the area you belong to. Hence this is a good way to go for if you have no other option left

4. Hide a key:

One thing that most people do is hide a spare key somewhere close to the door. It could be a potted plant, the doormat or anywhere in your front garden portion of the house. This will save you from the hustle of trying to find a way to get in. You have to make sure that it blends in to the surroundings and cannot be found easily by anyone else but you. You can also give a spare key to the neighbour, that is if they are trustworthy and will not use it for any wrong purpose.
With bobby pins what you need are two pins. One of them you will open up to make a 90 degree angle and the second one you need the joined side. You will put the second one underneath the first one in the lock and start wiggling it up and down hitting in the positions your key would go in, to hopefully unlock the door.
There are many other tools you can use to unlock the door on your own like a screwdriver or butter knife but you might not have these handy at all times

These are some of the ways I found could be helpful to you in times of need. It is a good skill to learn how to pick locks and it might come handy at times you don’t expect. All along make sure you are not the only person with keys to the house

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