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This is a neat little key organizer you can make out of bits of a cereal box in about half an hour. It's really simple and can be scaled up or down to hold as many keys as you want, or other things, like flash drives or other small items (these instructions are for one that will hold 5 keys.)

This is handy because keyrings (or at least my own keyrings) are bulkier than they have to be and can easily get disorganized. They take up too much room in a pocket because the keys bunch together and stick up in all sorts of weird directions... It's one of my biggest pet peeves, and I often find myself awkwardly rearranging keys in my pocket because I know that were they not on a ring they could lie flatter.

This organizer helps fix that! It's very flat, and keys are going to always be waiting for you in the same position you put them back in, unlike a keyring where they can slide around. As an added bonus, since the keys are covered completely on one side, you don't have to worry about scratching a phone or an iPod in your pocket with them. 
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Step 1: What you need

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Not much! 
"tools" would be:
-a ruler
-a pen
-tape (clear packing tape, or duct tape- your choice. may depend on the radness of the graphics on your cereal box/cardstock)

Materials are just:
-a cereal box, or any 6 by 6 inch piece of relatively thin cardstock
-your keys. 

Step 2: Step 1 is to cut the cardboard.

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For the 5 key version of this that we're making here, you'll need a 6 by 6 inch square of cereal box or cardstock. 
Measure it with the ruler, cut it out. 

Step 3: Fold it in half

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You should be able to measure down 3 inches to do this, and use the straightedge to fold your square in half.

If there are any edges that stick out you should probably trim those down. 
sconnors1 year ago
This is a cool idea. Make it the size of iphone for easy stacking. Thanks!
Tomfhowe (author)  sconnors5 days ago

Yeah that would be a good idea or honestly just get a keysmart 2.0, that's what I use now.