Keeping your keychain simple

Keeping your keychain simple

Simplifying my life has been another big goal, and I think I’ve been pretty successful at this in most areas. One place I have managed to trim down is my keychain, which you can see above. There’s not a whole lot there – two keys, the sensor to get into my building and a pocket knife. The other two things are what I wanted to point out, my bottle opener by Makr, and my leather key ring by Me and Arrow.

First, the bottle opener by Makr, which is technically a “bottle key”, is something I bought in SF when I was there in September. It’s simple, it’s brass, it doesn’t look like a bottle opener, and that’s why I love it. You could even have this carved into a real key if you wanted to. That’s the beauty of an object like this, that it doesn’t stand out.

The leather key ring by Me and Arrow was something I picked up over the weekend. I realized I didn’t have a proper key ring, just one of those flimsy rings that was sure to break at any time. It’s not fancy, just a bit of leather in the shape of the end of an arrow, but I love having a beautiful material like leather in my pocket.

Hopefully this inspires you to lighten your keychain load.

3 Comments Keeping your keychain simple

  1. diandra December 20, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Hey Bobby! Thank you for this post. I’m the kind of girl that has lots of keys. Car key, two house keys, two work keys, a key to a gym we rent for derby, and another key for another gym we rent for derby! ha! I did manage to remove two keychains (useless) and four key rings (!!) and two old keys from the set. I do have a carabiner, though, which is essential when I’m wearing an outfit sans pockets and need to have my keys at the ready near the top of my bag. Thanks again, def feel lighter! XO

  2. Nathan December 20, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    How do you find the Makr bottle opener? I got one myself, and think it looks absolutely fantastic, but so-so on actually opening bottles. The thinness and the lack of leverage means I have to go around the cap about 3-4 times in different places to get the cap off.

  3. Bobby SolomonBobby Solomon December 20, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    @Diandra – Glad to hear it got you to cut some out!

    @Nathan – I agree with you, it is difficult to open bottles. I’m certainly sacrificing style for functionality : )

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