How to Easily Use Key Rings

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Key rings are annoying. It's a pain to open them, and sometimes they snap shut before you manage to get the key on them. Fortunately, you can solve this problem with a quarter
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- Get a coin about the size of a quarter.
- Press the edge of the coin against the key ring at a 45 degree angle, near where it opens; the coin will slide under part of the key ring, lifting the end up.
- Apply pressure to the coin so that it lifts up the end of the key ring enough to slide the key on. Then slide the key on.
- Remove the coin and slide the key on the rest of the way.
I really liked how you included that link for mobile users! And the instructables is a really handy trick!. <br/>Ps. How do you do the link thing?!
Thanks! You should be able to just tap on it (it should be orange) and it should open vimeo.
I like your method. It holds the ring open while I slide the key on. I have used just the key in the past but too often it was difficult to open all the way and sometimes the key would pop off before I could slide it all the way on, especially with a large key. Your way is so much easier and faster. Thanks!
No problem, thanks for the comment!
Good idea. Using a staple remover works even easier.
Staple removers are indeed awesome for opening up a key ring. But staple removers are slightly less ubiquitous than coins, so knowing both methods should help you level up to MacGyver status.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Most people always have a couple coins with them.
I always have my fingernails with me, so that is what I use.
By using it in the same manner they're suggesting here, but instead of having a coin in the way, your key will be in position. As that's what you're trying to fit anyway.
Ah, ok.
Just use the key?!?! Takes seconds.
I just the key itself, and then slide and rotate.

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