Nobody wants to get locked out of their house. Follow these simple steps from our Handyman to make sure you’re not stuck out in the cold (or hot!): Make extra house keys and leave with friends or trusted neighbors in case you get locked out. Your local hardware store or an automotive store such as Advanced Auto Parts has the ability to cut keys. Remember that you can always change the locks completely on the entry points to your home or simply re-pin the cylinders. And how’s this for an extra tip: Having one key for every door lock on your house allows for ease, and less keys to keep track of!