If you have an electric garage door opener, the most obvious place to store it is in your car, so that it is handy each time you need to use it to open and close the garage. However, as mentioned in the article What to Keep Out of Your Car keeping your garage door opener stored in your car can lead to car theft. Where are some of the safest places to store garage door openers?
Store the Garage Door Opener with Your Car Keys
If you are afraid of losing your garage door opener, store it with your car keys and keep the two together. If you are in the habit of storing your car keys in a locked filing cabinet, place the garage door opener beside it and then after you have used it to close or open your garage, place the garage door opener inside the same compartment in your handbag where your keys are stored, so that you do not spend 15 minutes trying to locate your garage door opener when you get home.
Each time you get home from the shops, work or from running errands, place the garage door opener in the same location, such as in the same kitchen drawer. Make sure you do not switch it around each time you get home or add a pile of papers on top of the garage door opener, as it can be lost if you do this. Choose a kitchen drawer that you use often, such as the kitchen drawer you use for your car keys or wallet, see this here.
To guard against the theft of your garage door opener if your home is broken into, consider storing your garage door opener in unlikely locations such as in your make-up bag, with feminine hygiene products or in your sewing kit. Burglars are likely to overlook these locations as they search obvious locations for valuables, such as inside a mattress or under the bed.
If you currently store your garage door opener in your car, you should stop as soon as possible, as you put yourself at risk if your car is broken into. Instead of storing the garage door opener in the car, consider storing it with your keys, in a kitchen drawer or in unlikely locations around the home such as in your make-up bag, with feminine hygiene products or in your sewing kit.