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Take a few precautions to avoid getting locked out again

Take a few precautions to avoid getting locked out again

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Take a few precautions to avoid getting locked out again

We've all felt that awful sinking feeling. Fumbling in our handbag or pocket and realising we don't have the front door keys. Or hearing the thud of the door closing behind us and finding ourselves locked out.

What's more, it can be extremely stressful, especially if you have a pet or are worried you've left the oven or iron on. But don't panic.

To help, we've turned to trades site myjobquote.co.uk for their top tips on what you can do to get back into your home safely - and a few precautions to stop yourself getting locked out again in the future...