If you’ve ever forgotten your keys, you know how frustrating that locked front door is. Imagine how much worse it would be to find, after a long flight and a drive from the airport, that you can’t get into your wonderful holiday home.
One solution is to leave your keys with a neighbour, who can hand them over when your guests arrive. But if there’s a flight delay, or some such travel glitch, your neighbour could be waiting for a very long time.
So we usually just mail the front door keys in advance, which seems the easiest option. Of course it’s still a good idea to leave a set of keys with a friend or neighbour, just in case. Most cities also have key holding companies, which will deliver your keys to your home for a reasonable price.