Where are my keys?
My key problems started when I turned 16….with driver’s license in hand and a set of keys to my father’s FORD MUSTANG ! I was obsessed with driving anywhere, everywhere, anytime and my head was often in the clouds. I could never remember whereI laid down the car keys and it never got better even after college and through adult life. In my teens I blamed it on boys and hormones, as I got older it was “senior moments”.
I often started the day frantically searching for my keys wasting 3, 5, up to 10 minutes. Yes, I’m embarrassed to say I either squeaked in under the bell at work or was REALLY LATE. I tried everything in the marketplace that promised to solve my problem but nothing worked.
|One rainy night after getting off night shift, I headed to my car parked in a poorly lit lot without an umbrella and couldn’t find my keys. I fumbled and dug around my handbag in the dark, for what seemed like eternity, while expletives spewed from my mouth.I had had enough, I made a promise to myself that night to invent a product that would end my struggle with keys.In 2007 with money I had saved to buy my dream 1 carat, flawless diamond ring I hired a business attorney, filed my application to start a professional organizing business and began working on a prototype. Along the way I realized no-one would believe I was an organizer if I had to fumble around and dig through my purse for my keys. The focus of my business then turned to creating Clé-à-porter, keys’ best friend.
Despite many mistakes under my belt and dollars spent unwisely I created a unique and stylish solution to keeping keys at the ready, accessible in seconds. No more frantically searching for keys anymore ! I hope my invention helps you as much as it has helped me. Sanity is good !
p.s. My dad would often say to me “If your head wasn’t attached to your body you would lose that too”. His words were my inspiration.