It’s not an uncommon problem: a lot of people who have their keys on them at all times (which is the best thing to do) still forget to lock or unlock their door. Maybe they’re distracted when they leave or they’re in too much of a hurry. Either way, it’s not uncommon to find that you’ve locked yourself out of your own room. Luckily, there are ways that can help get you back inside! These are some tips for how to unlock a bedroom door:
The Problem with Keys
A lot of people have the habit of putting their keys on the inside of their door, which is actually a really bad idea. If you lock your door and go out, you might be locked out if you don’t remember to take your keys with you. It’s also bad if you lock yourself out in the morning and your roommate doesn’t get up early enough to let you in.
What should you do if you’re locked out of your room?
1. Check the other doors in your house. Maybe one of them is unlocked, which means that you can get a spare key from it and use it to unlock your bedroom door.
2. If there isn’t another door in your house that’s open, try using tools around your house to break into your room. Grab anything that can be used to break the window or door. It’s important to be careful and make sure you choose a tool that won’t damage the door or window while you’re trying to break in.
3. If the lock is jammed, try removing a doorknob with a screwdriver, then put the doorknob back on when you’re inside so that it won’t happen again! Good luck!
Getting the Attention of Someone Else in Your Home
If you happen to live with someone else in your home, it’s usually a good idea to have them on speed dial. Having them around when you’re locked out saves time and frustration. They can walk over and unlock the door for you so you can go back to what you were doing without interruption.
Use A Screwdriver or Hanger to Unlatch a Latched Door
One of the most common ways people get locked out of their bedroom is by forgetting to lock the door. If your door latches like a screen door, a screwdriver or hanger can be used to unlatch it. To use this method, place the screwdriver on the top of the latch. Twist it around so that you are able to close up the latch on the other side of the door. If you don’t have either of those around, try using something long and thin enough that will fit into the latch on your door (like a pen).
One way to get back into your room is to break the window near the lock and push the glass out of the way. (or use a tool like a screwdriver to unlock it).
The downside to this is that you might wake up any other people living in your home. You may have roommates and they’ll find out what happened. Another option is to call someone who has a key so they can come let you in. If you live in an apartment, ask your building manager if there’s a master key that opens all bedroom doors or asks them if they can contact your landlord.
If none of those options are available, but you still need access to your room, start by calling a locksmith. A locksmith can make keys for most standard locks, so they will likely be able to pick one with ease. They generally charge $50-$150 for this service and it should take around 15 minutes.
Once you have found a solution, remember never to leave your door open again! A common culprit is leaving the door closed when going for groceries. It’s faster than opening and closing every time. Leaving your door open like this leaves it susceptible to being opened from the outside without permission. Which could lead to more problems than just being locked out!
Locate the lock
This might seem like a no-brainer, but you need to first locate the locking mechanism. You can try looking under the doormat or checking by the doorknob. If you find it, you’re in luck!
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What to do if you lose your key
-If you have the key to the door, it’s relatively easy to solve. All you need to do is unlock your door with the key. Then go get another one that fits your lock a little better. It might take a little bit of prying, but it should pop open eventually.
You might need to borrow something from someone else’s room and use it to unlock the door. Some people recommend using a screwdriver or hanger to unlatch a latched door or using a credit card to find the lock. The final option is to break in, but it’s only recommended for emergencies!