When a stranger knocks on your door, it may not be that hard to just lock it yourself.
But when it comes to finding your keys, that’s a whole different story.
Key West, a Craigslist-owned business in Oregon, has just added a new service to its lock and key business: the “clean key.”
“You can have a safe that has a key and a lock,” says Key West founder Joe Miller.
“And that’s exactly what we’re doing.”
In an effort to make the process of getting your keys more efficient, Miller has created an app that connects people with key-cleaning services in key West’s area.
When you log into the app, you’ll be able to see a list of locks and other items on the lockscreen.
The app lets you scan the lock, lock it, and lock it again.
And you can see the number of locks on each street and block of the city, and how long it will take to complete the task.
“The idea is to let people know there’s something out there for them, if they need it,” says Miller.
Miller says Craigslist is the perfect tool for those who are looking for lock and keys that are easily accessible and that are free.
“They’re not going to pay us money for them,” he says.
Miller says he is using the service to try to get Craigslist to do more to help people find locks and key solutions.
“I want to make sure that Craigslist is not just about us,” he said.
“I want them to be a better tool.”