Top 5 reasons why I LOVE Mondays

why I love Mondays

For many peo­ple, Mon­day is a curse. After a long or short week­end, usu­al­ly the lat­ter, I under­stand why peo­ple find it dif­fi­cult to start their week. I, how­ev­er, have 5 rea­sons why I love Mondays. 🙂

Top 1 reason why I love Mondays: Mondays are best for catch-ups with colleagues.why I love Mondays

Did you do any­thing spe­cial at the week­end?” is a top-gross­ing ques­tion on Mon­days. Cof­fee breaks are pep­pered with con­ver­sa­tions of how much or how lit­tle they did on the week­end. Some even have pho­tos to show of their spec­tac­u­lar Sat­ur­day and Sunday.

Top 2 reason why I love Mondays: Mondays give you the opportunity to do the work you weren’t able to accomplish the week before.

Final­ly, you can now fin­ish what you want­ed to do last week. Feel­ing fresh after the break, you may even have a sur­plus of ener­gy to get the job done quicker.

why I love MondaysTop 3 reason why I love Mondays: Mondays give you a a fresh start.

The week before may not have been kind, but that’s all in the past, and Mon­days make that offi­cial. With the begin­ning of the week comes a reset but­ton and a fresh start for everything.

Top 4 reason why I love Mondays: Mondays allow you to fix something that was bugging you at the weekend.

Have you ever had a task that you remem­bered over the week­end and can’t do any­thing about? Mon­days allow you to rec­ti­fy that and final­ly put the nag­ging feel­ing to rest.

why I love MondaysTop 5 reason why I love Mondays: Mondays are perfect for meetings as everyone seems rejuvenated and productive.

Mon­day meet­ings are usu­al­ly the best as col­leagues seem to pos­sess a clear­er mind than most days. After a relax­ing week­end, peo­ple may have a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive on con­tro­ver­sial issues as well.

why I love Mondays

I’m just jok­ing — I don’t love Mon­days!  I hon­est­ly don’t. Today is Sun­day and the line “weekend’s near­ly over” keeps play­ing in my head. I kid you not.

Share this if you like Mon­days as much (or as lit­tle) as I do. Cheers!

Top 5 ways people handle money

ways people handle money

Peo­ple see and treat mon­ey dif­fer­ent­ly. Some see it as a trea­sure that they keep for the rest of their lives. Some use it to invest in some­thing, while oth­ers let it burn a hole in their pock­ets. Read about the top 5 ways peo­ple han­dle mon­ey. What would they do if they had a wind­fall of $300?

 Top 1: The Big Spendways people handle money

With a wind­fall of $300, some peo­ple would buy one item that is extreme­ly expen­sive. These peo­ple are drawn to the pop­u­lar and pricey brands, and noth­ing else will give them con­tent­ment. They might even be will­ing to shell out a bit more to foot the bill if $300 isn’t enough.

Top 2: The Collectionways people handle money

Some peo­ple would use up all the mon­ey but wouldn’t be con­tent with just one item. They are not immune to spend­ing every­thing on non-brand­ed items, as quan­ti­ty, not brand names, is what tru­ly mat­ters to them.

Top 3: The Practical

Some peo­ple are always in search of a good find. In their mind, expen­sive brands do not nec­es­sar­i­ly trans­late to qual­i­ty, so they would rather buy one item and keep the rest of the mon­ey for the next poten­tial good buy.

Top 4: The Goal Saverways people handle money

Some peo­ple wouldn’t get tempt­ed into buy­ing any­thing for the $300 as they wouldn’t feel the need to cel­e­brate the wind­fall. Every cent should be saved for some­thing they have already decid­ed to buy or invest­ed in some­thing impor­tant, such as a car or a house.

Top 5: The Forgetful Saverways people handle money

Some peo­ple would save the full amount of $300, sim­i­lar to every cent they’ve received, but wouldn’t remem­ber set­ting the mon­ey aside. They are like­ly to have bank accounts that are dor­mant and draw­ers with some tucked-away cash for some­thing they may have also for­got­ten about.

What would you do if by some stroke of luck you end­ed up with $300? Tell us how you would han­dle the money.

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Top 5 things to do on the train or bus

things to do on the train or busMany peo­ple want to live near their place of work because catch­ing the bus or train is deemed by most to be time-con­sum­ing and excru­ci­at­ing­ly dull. Catch­ing pub­lic trans­port doesn’t have to be painful; in fact, it can even be an excel­lent use of time. We all know we can lis­ten to some music or a pod­cast, watch a video or a replay of an episode of Game of Thrones, or play games, but what oth­er inter­est­ing things can we do on the train or bus?

Top 1 thing to do on the train or bus: Work or study

Many peo­ple avoid tak­ing home work or study­ing at home as they see their dwelling place as a sacred space. If a long train or bus ride is unavoid­able, use this time to get some work done. Read, plan for the fol­low­ing day or even fin­ish reports on the train.

Top 2 thing to do on the train or bus: People-watch

things to do on the train or busI think people’s lives are fas­ci­nat­ing, and with the risk of seem­ing strange, I admit that I love peo­ple-watch­ing. I watch peo­ple incon­spic­u­ous­ly, so I don’t freak them out. Among my favourites are the dynam­ics between an exas­per­at­ed moth­er and a mis­chie­vous child, some­one sleep­ing on the train whose head keeps slid­ing down and into the wait­ing shoul­ders of a train mate, and how peo­ple act in an over­ly crowd­ed space where move­ment is a luxury.

Top 3 thing to do on the train or bus: Introspection

We’re too absorbed in every­thing hap­pen­ing around us that intro­spec­tion can only be done when we’ve got extra time on our hands. Train rides have allowed me to think about myself and my life — the good, the bad and the unknown. It’s not rare to find me star­ing into space, some­times with tears that could be born from joy or sad­ness. Don’t judge! 🙂

thngs to do on the train or busTop 4 thing to do on the train or bus: Arts and Crafts

Some peo­ple put on make­up on the train or bus. Some keep them­selves enter­tained. Oth­ers do cre­ative stuff — they sew, knit or draw. It’s amaz­ing how much peo­ple can accom­plish and how relaxed they feel after their artis­tic ses­sion on the train.

Top 5 thing to do on the train or bus: Write ideas in your journal.

I come up with my list of top 5s on the train or a list of stuff I need to do or can do. I write poems, sto­ries and songs. I come up with solu­tions to prob­lems, and some­times dis­cov­er prob­lems, and with the 10-min walk imme­di­ate­ly fol­low­ing my train ride, I find a solu­tion to them as well.

things to do on the train or bus

Find some­thing to do on the train or bus, and even your 1-hour trip will seem to go fast. Enjoy!





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Top 5 questions you should never ask

never ask questionsWe love small talk. It has saved us in very uncom­fort­able sit­u­a­tions. How­ev­er, if you ask the wrong ques­tions, they might be the bane of your exis­tence. Here are the top 5 ques­tions you should nev­er ask:

NEVER ASK ‘How old are you?’ Unless you’re gath­er­ing data for a cen­sus, this ques­tion should nev­er be asked. If you work for a licensed venue, it’s bet­ter to request for a proof of age card. If ask­ing a person’s age is just out of curios­i­ty, you can ask this ques­tion after 15 min­utes of con­tin­u­ous talk­ing giv­en that it’s relat­ed to the top­ic you’ve been talk­ing about and by start­ing it with ‘I hope you don’t mind’ or ‘Would you mind…”

NEVER ASK ‘Why don’t you have children?’never ask questions

In some cul­tures, mar­ried cou­ples are expect­ed to have chil­dren and are assumed to want to have them. What bystanders don’t take into con­sid­er­a­tion are the couple’s cir­cum­stances and choice. Ask­ing this ques­tion can be espe­cial­ly offen­sive if hav­ing a child has been chal­leng­ing and heart-wrenching.

NEVER ASK ‘Why aren’t you married?’

There’s noth­ing wrong with being sin­gle and being asked that ques­tion some­times insin­u­ates that it is. We make choic­es every day, and this includes our choice to remain sin­gle or be in a relationship.

NEVER ASK ‘Do you know _________?’

This ques­tion is one usu­al­ly asked in small talk. When you say you’ve stud­ied at a par­tic­u­lar uni­ver­si­ty or lived in a par­tic­u­lar sub­urb, some can’t help but ask if you know some­one who used to study at the same uni­ver­si­ty or live in the same sub­urb. It’s quite rare that you get a ‘yes’ to this question.

never ask questionsNEVER ASK ‘Did you have your ________ done?’  In some coun­tries it’s com­mon to have one’s nose, breasts or bot­tom done. It’s so com­mon that it’s not kept a secret. How­ev­er, if you haven’t estab­lished a good rela­tion­ship with this per­son you sus­pect to have had some face or body enhance­ment, keep the query to your­self. When that per­son becomes more com­fort­able with you, s/he might just share this juicy infor­ma­tion freely.

There are so many ques­tions that are so tempt­ing to ask. Be sen­si­tive or at least think twice, three times or ten times before ask­ing these ques­tions you should nev­er ask.

The 5 best Game of Thrones lines

best game of thrones linesSince sea­son 7 of Game of Thrones is upon us, I’ve revis­it­ed the first six sea­sons. Watch­ing the episodes has allowed me to relive the dra­ma, excite­ment, and the best Game of Thrones lines. There are so many famous lines from the pop­u­lar HBO TV series sen­sa­tion that choos­ing the top 5 is almost next to impossible.

If you’re not a Game of Thrones fan but remains open to the pos­si­bil­i­ty of becom­ing one, please stop read­ing now as I’d hate to be your spoil­er. I mean it — STOP now.

Top 1: Tyrion’s con­fes­sion (Sea­son 4, Episode 8)

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I wish I had enough poi­son for the whole pack of you” was what Tyri­on pro­claimed after he had accept­ed the fact that there was no way he was going to get a fair tri­al in King’s Landing.

Top 2: Daenerys’s con­ver­sa­tion with Tyri­on (Sea­son 5, Episode 8)

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Lan­nis­ter, Baratheon, Stark, Tyrell — they’re all just spokes on a wheel” was Daen­erys Targaryen’s response to Tyrion’s enu­mer­a­tion of the pow­er­ful families.

Top 3: The Night’s Watch’s excuse for killing Jon Snow (Sea­son 5, Episode 10)

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Young wildling-hater Olly lures Jon out of his office and into his wait­ing assas­sins. “For the watch” was what each Night’s Watch’s man said before stab­bing the heart­throb lord com­man­der of Cas­tle Black.

Top 4: Bran asks Hodor to keep it down (Sea­son 3, Episode 9)

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Bran and his trav­el gang were hid­ing from the Wildlings when Hodor start­ed to pan­ic. In response to this, Bran com­mand­ed him to stop and said, “Hush now, Hodor! No more hodoring!”.

Top 5: Tyri­on begs Varys to let him out of the car­riage (Sea­son 5, Episode 2)

After Tyri­on kills his father, Lord Varys took on the role of his sav­iour and hid him from Cer­sei. Lord Varys warned him of the dan­ger of going out of the car­riage, but Tyri­on was adamant that he need­ed to see and talk to some­one else. In one of Tyrion’s com­i­cal ban­ter with Varys, he said, “I need to talk to some­one with hair.”

It was dif­fi­cult to come up with just 5 of the best Game of Thrones lines, so I’m tempt­ed to play it safe by mak­ing this just the first 5 a long list. Maybe sea­son 7 will drown me in more quotable lines. I can’t wait!

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Top 5 tips to improve your spelling of English words

spelling of English wordsFor some peo­ple it’s easy to remem­ber the spelling of Eng­lish words; for oth­ers, it isn’t. If Eng­lish is sim­i­lar to your lan­guage mak­ing spelling chal­leng­ing for you or spelling is just dif­fi­cult for you (no excus­es need­ed), try some of my tips to improve your spelling of Eng­lish words.

Top 1: Write the word many times until it becomes muscle memory.

When you dri­ve, do you tell your­self the steps before you turn left or right, or do you sim­ply do it with­out think­ing? If you’ve got your dri­ver license, I trust it’s the lat­ter because by now the steps are mus­cle mem­o­ry. Make that your goal with spelling Eng­lish words as well. By writ­ing the dif­fi­cult-to-spell words sev­er­al times, it’ll become auto­mat­ic for your hand to spell them correctly.

Top 2: Draw parallelisms between the difficult-to-spell and easy-to-spell words.spelling of English words

Break the word into syl­la­bles and note which part you always mis­spell. Think of a word that is spelt the same way as the part you always get wrong and write it next to the word. For instance, if you always spell ‘real­ly’ with one L, work on fix­ing your spelling of the first part. Write ‘kill’, ‘doll’ or any word with dou­ble L that you can con­fi­dent­ly spell next to or above ‘real’ in the word ‘real­ly’.

Top 3: Say the letters to yourself out loud.

If you are an audi­to­ry learn­er, say the let­ters of the dif­fi­cult word to your­self. Say it out loud over and over again until you become con­fi­dent at spelling it. While say­ing it to your­self, you can also write it to cre­ate an audio-visu­al lock.

Top 4: Read. Just read.spelling of English words

You can stare at the word and just learn its spelling, or you can expose your­self to more words by read­ing dif­fer­ent kinds of texts on top­ics you’re inter­est­ed in. The more you see words, the more famil­iar you become with the pat­terns of let­ters, which will lead to your mas­tery of the spelling of many Eng­lish words.

Top 5: ‘Air-write’ the difficult-to-spell words.

Air-writ­ing cre­ates the con­nec­tion between your brain and your writ­ing hand to help you remem­ber the spelling of words. It’s sim­ple — first, write the word on a sheet of paper. Then, instead of writ­ing the same word sev­er­al times, let your index fin­ger trace over it many times. When you’re more con­fi­dent, try to air-write the word with­out the spelling guide.

Don’t let spelling put you down. Try two or three ways to improve your spelling of Eng­lish words and you’ll see the dif­fer­ence. Good luck with your spelling!

If you need help with your pro­nun­ci­a­tion of Eng­lish words, click on this. 🙂

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Top 5 basic phrases to learn before travelling to a country with a language different to yours

Trav­el­ling to a coun­try whose lan­guage isn’t the same as yours can be daunt­ing. It can take a few months or even a life­time to learn a new lan­guage, but you can learn some basic phras­es in their local lan­guage to help you get by. Below are the top 5 basic phras­es to learn in every language.

Top 1: Where is...?

For peo­ple who are geo­graph­i­cal­ly chal­lenged like me, it would be wise to learn how to say ‘Where is’ in the lan­guage of the coun­try you’re explor­ing. Write the name of the places you plan to vis­it so you can just say ‘Where is’ and point to the name. This strat­e­gy can also be handy when look­ing for a par­tic­u­lar item in a shop.

Top 2: Help me, please.

Polite­ness can do so many great things for you. Know­ing how to say ‘Help me’ and append­ing it with the pow­er­ful word ‘please’ will help you solve your prob­lems while overseas.

Top 3: Can I please have a…?

While over­seas you may be tempt­ed to go shop­ping for clothes, gad­gets, food and sou­venirs or eat out. Polite­ly ask­ing for things in the land’s local lan­guage will, with­out a doubt, help you get what you need or want.basic phrases to learn in every language

Top 4: Thank you.

A ‘thank you’ in the land’s local lan­guage after receiv­ing some assis­tance is min­i­mum require­ment. Your grate­ful­ness will not only make you look polite, but it will also paint a fab­u­lous pic­ture of your countrymen.

Top 5: I’m sorry.

Because most coun­tries are usu­al­ly cul­tur­al­ly dif­fer­ent from yours, you may do or say things that the locals may find offen­sive. Be sen­si­tive to this and rec­ti­fy the sit­u­a­tion with a quick and heart­felt ‘I’m sor­ry’ spo­ken in their language.

basic phrases to learn in every languageThere are oth­er basic phras­es I encour­age you to learn before you go on hol­i­day in a coun­try that has a dif­fer­ent lan­guage to yours. How­ev­er, if you don’t have time, the patience nor the apti­tude to learn more, mas­ter these five basic phras­es to learn in every lan­guage and be pre­pared to smile a lot. Don’t wor­ry — you should be alright.

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Top 5 reasons to have a dog

have a dogWhen we adopt a dog, we some­times think that we’re doing it a favour. What we don’t realise is that get­ting a dog can be life-chang­ing if you let your four-legged pal work its mag­ic on you and the peo­ple around you. Below is a list of top 5 rea­sons to have a dog.

Top 1 rea­son: Get­ting a dog can make you more responsible.

Get­ting a dog isn’t like get­ting a new gad­get; it’s like adopt­ing a child. The lazy you will not be able to cope with the respon­si­bil­i­ties of look­ing after it, which include feed­ing, bathing, walk­ing and train­ing it to be a fan­tas­tic canine. Your dog can be a reflec­tion of who you are. Shab­by and ill-bred dogs are deemed to be raised by irre­spon­si­ble ‘par­ents’, while the well-behaved and sweet ones are per­ceived to be prod­ucts of nur­tur­ing ones.

Top 2 rea­son: Chil­dren can under­stand the stages of life through dogs.have a dog

Sad­ly, if you have a dog in your younger years, it is unlike­ly you’ll out­live it. The aver­age life of dogs is from 10 to 13 years. Through your dog’s life, chil­dren will learn about and appre­ci­ate the stages of life with the growth, devel­op­ment and pass­ing of their dog.

Top 3 rea­son: Dogs can turn you into a self­less person.

As you pro­vide for and help your dog go through life, you become less self-absorbed with yours. Even if it’s dif­fi­cult to walk your dog on a cold winter’s day or a hot summer’s day, you’ll still do it out of love.

Top 4 rea­son: Dogs make you for­get your problems.have a dog

Dogs have an uncan­ny way of just being there for you when you need a friend. I have good mem­o­ries of sit­ting next to my pup and telling him about my hor­ri­ble day while he looked at me with his kind pup­py eyes. I remem­ber the fun­ny things he did that cracked me up and relaxed me.

Top 5 rea­son: Dogs force you to lead a healthy life.

Long walks and exhaust­ing chas­es are inevitable if you’d like to have a healthy dog. As you help your dog achieve this, you, too, become fit. My oth­er blog entry titled Top 5 rea­sons to walk your dog dis­cuss­es the ben­e­fits in more detail.

have a dogIt’s real­ly great to have a dog, a love­ly crea­ture that gives us so much by just being itself. Your dog can be your best friend, psy­chol­o­gist, phys­i­cal train­er, and so many oth­ers if you let it.

Top 5 reasons why Philippine TV is better than Australian TV

Philippine TV better than Australian TVWatch­ing TV is usu­al­ly enter­tain­ing in the Philip­pines, but not in Aus­tralia. Aus­tralian TV does not have noon­time vari­ety shows, extreme­ly mushy and cheezy soap opera fea­tur­ing pop­u­lar actors, and late-night news. With­out good TV, Fil­ipinos are com­pelled to sub­scribe to The Fil­ipino Chan­nel (TFC), Net­flix, Stan, or ille­gal­ly down­load movies or TV series. Arguably, Philip­pine TV is bet­ter than Aus­tralian TV. Here are the top 5 rea­sons behind this claim.

Top 1: There aren’t a lot of homegrown Australian TV shows.

Although there are almost the same num­ber of TV chan­nels, there are only a few authen­tic Aus­tralian pro­grams. It’s com­mon to find plen­ty of Amer­i­can and British TV pro­grams and doc­u­men­taries. They also have some chan­nels that car­ry tele­vi­sion show fran­chis­es, such as Mas­terChef, The Chase, Who wants to be a Mil­lion­aire and others.

Top 2: Aussie TV lacks variety.
Philippine TV better than Australian TV

In the morn­ings, you get extreme­ly long morn­ing talk shows, and in the evenings, you can only choose from a cook­ing show, a celebri­ty search pro­gram or some­times sports. I watched My Kitchen Rules for 2 to 3 months, and I’m cur­rent­ly watch­ing Mas­terchef which will go for anoth­er two months. I miss the choic­es I used to take for grant­ed when I was still in the Philippines.

Top 3: The top channels’ news programs include a lot of irrelevant information.

Philippine TV better than Australian TVIt’s frus­trat­ing that only SBS and ABC deliv­er prop­er news. The top chan­nels don’t include much about the news around the world but fea­ture fun­ny clips from YouTube. Their news also func­tions as an adver­to­r­i­al for big brands at times and obsess­es over the weath­er. The weath­er news is deliv­ered in three parts. Yes, in 3 parts, with numer­ous teasers before it. They don’t even have late-night news shows for peo­ple who have missed the one aired on prime­time TV.

Top 4: The TV program timetable is unpredictable.

It’s quite dif­fi­cult to keep track of what’s on for the day because of the chang­ing time slots. It’s just too com­pli­cat­ed. I watch a par­tic­u­lar show from Sun­days through Thurs­days, but some­times it’s not broad­cast­ed on Sun­days. If I want­ed to watch Mod­ern Fam­i­ly, I wouldn’t have a clue when it’s on as its time slot always changes. There were weeks when it was my sta­ple for a week­day and Sun­day. Then, it just dis­ap­peared for months.

Top 5: The upcoming or now showing films aren’t advertised on TV.

It’s bad enough that there’s not much to watch on Aus­tralian TV, but for the view­ing pub­lic to be deprived of trail­ers of the cur­rent movies in the cin­e­mas at the moment is depress­ing. I would like to be updat­ed on which films I can watch every week.

Philippine TV better than Australian TV

The lack of choic­es and the qual­i­ty of TV pro­grams can be attrib­uted to the Aus­tralians’ love for the out­doors and get-togeth­ers. More­over, TV pro­duc­tion is far more expen­sive in Australia.

Now that it’s win­ter in Aus­tralia, wouldn’t it be just fan­tas­tic to have the option to watch good Aus­tralian TV every day?

Top 5 ways to prevent being locked out of your house

ways to prevent being locked out of your houseWhen you’re busy, stressed or depressed, you end up doing things in an absent-mind­ed way. Because you’re always pre­oc­cu­pied, you end up leav­ing essen­tial things at home, such as your mobile phone, your lunch, or worst, your keys. You may not be able to con­trol where your mind choos­es to grav­i­tate entire­ly, but there are a  num­ber of ways to pre­vent being locked out of your house.ways to prevent being locked out of your house

Even if you leave your key at home, you know you can get in with­out break­ing a sweat with the top 5 ways to pre­vent being locked out of your house. The list is rel­a­tive­ly straight­for­ward and easy to do. Choose one and wor­ry no more.

Top 1: Leave a spare key with a friend or family member who lives nearby.

When you get home, and you find out you’ve locked your­self out, it’s com­mon to call a friend or fam­i­ly mem­ber. How about turn that “I need some­one to talk to” call into an “what time can I pick up my spare key” call? Make sure you can trust this per­son with whom you’re leav­ing your key. Think of some­one who won’t mis­place your key. Make sure he or she is some­one you often keep in touch with and will tell you about their hol­i­day plans. Before you hand over your keys for safe­keep­ing, make sure to label them, so they don’t get mixed with theirs.

Top 2: Hide spare keys in different parts of your house that are outdoors.ways to prevent being locked out of your house

Do not keep a main door spare key under the mat in front of the front door or the pot next to the door. We’ve seen that so many times in films that it’s no longer safe to do this. Make it a two-step approach — hide one key out­doors, but this key should be the key to the garage or shed where you keep the spare main door key. I remem­ber­ing keep a spare house key in the car. That saved me once, but I haven’t been doing that as the car is usu­al­ly locked up in the garage these days. Use your imag­i­na­tion, so that you can hide these keys well.

Top 3: Leave a spare key at work and don’t label it ‘diary’.

It may be fun­ny, but by mark­ing your keys ‘diary’, you’re attract­ing the intru­sive pop­u­la­tion in your office to take it. It may be best to keep mum about hav­ing spare keys in the premis­es. Just go on with your dai­ly life and hide it in a safe place that you can remember.

Top 4: Befriend your real estate agent or landlady.ways to prevent being locked out of your house

They’re not always like­able, but your real estate agent or land­la­dy can sure­ly help you if you find your­self in this kind of pick­le. Main­tain­ing that pro­fes­sion­al and friend­ly rela­tion­ship with them can be the vital key to solv­ing this prob­lem swiftly.

Top 5: Befriend a locksmith.

At your door with­in 30 min­utes is a gen­er­al promise of lock­smiths. I, how­ev­er, have heard of hor­ror sto­ries about peo­ple wait­ing for hours for a locksmith to unlock their front door. Imag­ine if this hap­pened to you in win­ter or when it’s buck­et­ing down. By befriend­ing a lock­smith, you are assured to have some­one to open your door with­in min­utes with­out ask­ing for evi­dence that you live in the prop­er­ty you’re try­ing to break into. Best of all, your lock­smith friend might even not ask you to pay a cent for his services.

Get­ting your­self locked out is one of the most annoy­ing things in life. I’ve had it hap­pen to me five times — the first time I had to wait for 7 hours with­out food, water and access to a toi­let. The sec­ond time, I usedways to prevent being locked out of your house the spare key kept in the car. The third, I had to wait for my hus­band to come home. With the last two, I was wise enough to use one of the top 5 ways to pre­vent being locked out of your house.