Today my work key ring broke. I have two sets of keys: home keys and work keys (which I keep in my car with my ID lanyard). Choosing the appropriate key ring has become a bit of a chore, because the criteria is extensive. My work keys include keys to my classroom, my classroom storage room, the copy room and administrative wing; they’re too heavy to keep on my lanyard. I need them at various times throughout the day, and I also have student workers who use them to go make copies. One of my workers in particular tends to put my keys into his pocket and forget they’re there. He’s almost left for the day with my keys in his pocket. Plus, I am not the most organized of teachers, so I misplace my keys regularly. So, therefore and thus, my main criteria are durable, visible, and big.
I’ve decided to replace my key ring with the same type that I had before (after all, it lasted for a year and a half of heavy use, and one I bought for my home keys didn’t last more than 3 days). It’s Areaware’s Reality Key Chain by Harry Allen. It’s thick and rubber, with no movable pieces, but it has some heft and is easy to see. I think I’ve also decided I will get the matching skeleton key key chain from Areaware as well.
I like the bright rainbow colors and the tactile appeal of these key chains. Plus, they’re really hard to lose!
Anyone have a good suggestion for another key chain that meet all my criteria? I’d love to know. Put it in the comments.