You have committed the cardinal sin of locking self out of the house. Considering that you have a roast in the oven, this could be a potentially bad situation. With these 3 expert techniques for opening your locked door, the kitchen crisis can be diverted.
- Credit card
Yeah, this looks like a Hollywood spoof, but it honestly works. Slide your credit card into the bit of the door that gives. Slide it up hard under the deadbolt and wiggle it back and forth. If you apply a little bit of body weight behind it, this will act as a prying force and the door will budge open.
Make sure when you do this to use the bottom of the card. If you use the top, you could damage the card’s magnetic strip and possibly make it or its chip difficult for card reader machines to process. No sense borrowing trouble for trouble, friend.
- Butter knife
Yes, you heard that right. A butter knife can be slid into the crevice of many commercial doors and used as a pry bar to wedge a deadbolt open.
It appears, madams and sirs, that you need to reconsider your home security options.
- Bump key
This can look suspicious to the Rudolf the Red Nosiest Neighborhood Watch. Still, it’s December and this is better than freezing your buns off your backside.
Go to Walmart. Acquire blank key and a file. Use file to cut zig-zag teeth into the standard blank key.
Insert key in your door. Now, turn it the way the normal key would turn to unlock the stupid thing. Check for Rosy, Cozy and Nosy- your lovely neighbors with great intentions of calling the police on you for breaking into your own pad. Bump that key. Hence the name. The door will open.
So, you see? It isn’t exactly rocket science, your problem, my dear Toronto. You now know some uber-clever tricks and tools for busting into your own house. Do better this time, alright? Don’t want a criminal record piling up wanting you for the crime of losing your keys, do you?