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Monday, January 25, 2016


Are you someone who’s always misplacing your keys? Do you search high and low, wasting precious time, whenever you need to leave the house? The easiest way not to misplace your keys is to have a designated place to keep them. And here’s a stylish way to do just that.

First, you'll need a decorative teacup with matching saucer. If you don't have one, you can find them at flea markets and secondhand shops. Since most people use coffee mugs these days, teacups are easy to find at these places. Purchase one that fits with the decor or color scheme of your home.

Once you have your teacup, all you need to do is turn it upside down. It’s as simple as that—with one minor step: glue the bottom of the saucer to the bottom of the teacup. Make sure you purchase ceramic glue or an all-purpose glue that will work on ceramics and china. You can find such glue at your local hardware or craft store.

Place the teacup tea cozy on a table near your front door, and get in the habit of dropping your keys on it the moment you step inside your house. You’ll be amazed at how much time you’ll save every week by not having to hunt for your keys every time you go out!


Angela Adams said...

That's actually a lovely cup and saucer to use for afternoon tea! Thanks for the tip!!


It is, isn't it, Angela? But for people who don't drink tea or coffee, a teacup can have other uses--like a key cozy--and you can still enjoy the beauty of the teacup.