Personally, I don’t like giving guests keys at all. I prefer codes that can be changed once they’ve left.

However, if you are going to go with keys, last week’s Tuesday Tip is a great example of what can go awry if you’re not careful.

Even the most organized of hosts can make mistakes.

And that’s not even taking into consideration guests, who always have the potential to lose whatever you’ve given them.

So you should always always ALWAYS have a spare key hidden somewhere near the property entrance. If your guest has problems getting in for whatever reason and you’re not around, just point them to the spare. Crisis averted!