key-colorful-matching-number-68174-largeWhen I moved into my new apartment last summer, my landlord gave me 3 keys; one for the front door, one for my unit, and one for my mailbox. So say my unit is one of 32 - if all 32 units have just one person living there, that’s 96 keys. Of course, most of us have family or roommates who also need keys, so this number is quickly climbing to a few hundred. Now manufacturing, maintaining, and potentially replacing that many keys sounds like a lot of money and a lot of hassle. But it’s unavoidable, isn’t it? Not quite - in fact, you could narrow that down to one key per person with the right set of locks.

sign: beware of the dogWe’ve all seen them on mom’s Facebook or your ex-girlfriend’s Pinterest. Sometimes they come in the form of a 4-minute video or infographic. Those friendly little lifehacks for keeping your house a little bit safer with minimal effort.The issue is that burglars are getting smarter every year (well, smart as you can be when you’re looking to score on some old jewelry or a blu-ray player), and what was a creative security measure not long ago is child’s play now.So let’s take a look at some of these lifehacks and how to make them actually work for you.