Tips and Tricks: Adding Keys to Key Rings

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It has been a long time since I posted a “Tuesday Tips and Tricks” segment. But today I have a simple idea that is so genius I wish I would have thought of it years ago!

Do any of the rest of you have a hard time getting keys on a key ring? I hate doing it, because I usually end up breaking a fingernail. Or swearing. Or both. I found this tip in a book I checked out of the library months ago. To avoid frustration (and fingernail danger), use a staple remover to add or remove keys from a key ring.

I just tried it, and it worked fabulously! Use the staple remover to pull the ring apart:
key-ring-tipThen just slide your key on the ring.
tips-and-tricksIs that awesome or what?   Hooray for no more broken fingernails!

Now go give it a try on one of your key rings. I know you want to. 🙂


  1. Great idea! Thank you!

  2. This is genius! LOL No idea why I’ve never thought of this!

  3. Love this little trick! Totally saves your nails, and doesn’t test your patience! 😉

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