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Simple 6 Tips On How to Unlock a Bedroom Door

By Sandy Wells •  Updated: 12/30/21 •  6 min read

No one wants to get locked in any room including their own houses because we know that it will be a hassle to figure out how to get out. Especially, if we don’t have anything to use to unlock the door because there will always be moments where we forget to put the key, lose it, break it, or other reasons. Just like a house in general, a bedroom especially is a place where you start and end daily activities.

Being locked out of the bedroom means that you can’t have full access to it which will block the whole needs. In this article, we have a few tips that you can do to unlock a bedroom door by using items you can easily find in your house. However, please note that these tips work best when you’re not in a hurry since it may take a while, especially if you’re alone and none to help.

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Identify the Door Lock Type

In general, there are two types of locks that are used for interior doors. The easiest way to find the lock type is by looking at the slot or hole that is located outside the doorknob.

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Pins or Paper Clips

This method is another simple way to unlock a door because you will only need hairpins, heavy-duty paperclips, or other stiff bits of wire. The steps are quite easy:

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Cards or Butter Knife

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Before using this tip, please make sure that you use non-confidential cards like a grocery membership, loyalty, library, and stiff business cards. As long as it’s stiff enough to slide on the door’s gap and not too soft.

Small Screwdriver

This method works on doors with “privacy handles,” locked by pushing a button in the door handle. Grab a small screwdriver from your warehouse and you’re ready to do the job. What you will need to do is:

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Remove the Knob

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This step can probably be your last option to open the locked door by removing the knob. For some people, it can be too “extreme” to damage the knob but you don’t have other choices to do.

Call a Professional/Locksmith

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If the steps above are not working or not available within your reach, then you have no more choice than to contact the nearest locksmith. Of course, we would recommend this option if you’re not sure about something or afraid of breaking the whole door. We know that doing so will only make you spend more on renovating the door and probably the wall around it.

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No one wants to have this experience of being locked out of their own bedrooms either because they lost the key, broke it, or forget where they put it on. Well, it’s absolutely not a good experience but you can take it as little happening in life. We hope that these tips on how to unlock a bedroom door by using simple items can help you to take precautions just in case you face this. Of course, we hope it won’t happen to anyone!