How to Lock a Bedroom Door From The Outside Without a Key

Do you ever find yourself in a situation where the only way to keep someone out of your bedroom is to lock the door from the outside? If so, some clever ways can help. One option is to use a chair and wedge it under the doorknob. This will prevent anyone from opening it since they won’t be able to reach over high enough for leverage on their own.

How to Lock a Bedroom Door From The Outside Without a Key

Another option would be using a shoestring tied around one end of an object, such as a hairbrush or paint roller, and then looping it around your doorknob with the other end of the shoestring also going around your doorknob. Then, to release this lock, untie both ends of the string and unlock your door! This blog post will show you how to lock a bedroom door from the outside without a key. 

Why Would You Lock A Bedroom From The Outside?

Preventing someone from entering your bedroom is one of the most common reasons. The other reason could be keeping a young child or pet inside so they don’t wander off or get into trouble.

Another reason why you might need to know how to lock a bedroom door from the outside is if you ever leave your home and lose your keys. If this happens, you can use it as an emergency method until you get inside again!

How Can You Lock A Bedroom Door From The Outside Using Only Household Items?

For extra security, you can put a doorstop under the doorknob inside your room. This will prevent anyone from opening the door from the outside. Alternatively, you can use a chair to wedge the door shut by wedging it under the doorknob. Another option is to use a shoestring tied around one end of an object, such as a hairbrush or paint roller, and then looping it around your doorknob. To release this lock, simply untie both ends of the string and unlock your door.

Ten Ways on How to Lock a Bedroom Door From The Outside Without a Key:

Block the Door Handle:

If the door handle doesn’t turn because you have a chair, a Laundry Basket, or another object blocking it from turning, then that will prevent the person on the other side from being able to open the door.

Jam a Credit Card in Between the Knob and Frame:

You can use this method without a chair or laundry basket to block the door handle from turning. You can prevent it from being unlocked by jamming a credit card into the opening where the knob is. This method will work if there is no deadbolt as long as the lock catch inside the opening isn’t blocking the door from being able to close all ways.

Use a Pen or Pencil to Lock the Door:

This method is straightforward but works best if there isn’t a deadbolt. If you use this method, make sure the door can close all of the ways before leaving it locked, or else someone might be able to open it using another object.

4. Use Tape to Lock the Door:

If there is no chair or laundry basket to block the door handle from turning, then you can use tape to lock it. Wrap a piece of tape around the doorknob and frame it several times, and make sure there aren’t any gaps in between for someone to be able to access the knob.

5. UseScrews:

If nothing stops the door handle from being turned and the door has a deadbolt, then you can use a screw to lock it. First, put a screw in front of the knob so that the screw will get in between the frame and knob when it turns. You can’t just stick any old screw or nail into this method, though, because the flat part has to be facing out if you want this to work.

6. Use a Fishing String to Lock The Door:

This method works without a deadbolt, but it will probably break after several uses unless you are careful with how much pressure you put on it while pulling on the other end of the string. To do this method, take a piece of thread, cord, or fishing string and put it through the hole of a paperclip several times to see how many loops are on it.

Then grab both ends and tie another piece of string to them using a knot. When someone tries pulling open the door, if they pull hard enough, the paper clip will go into the knob, locking it from opening.

7. Use a String To Wedge The Door Handle:

Use a string to wedge the door handle

This method works if there is no deadbolt and both sides of the door are close enough together that you can tie a piece of thread, cord, or fishing wire through one side and around the doorknob on the other side. Then, when someone tries pulling open the door from the other side, the thread will go into the knob and lock it from opening if they pull hard enough.

8. Apply a Piece of Thin Wire on The Lock:

This method works if there is no deadbolt, and it is possible to put a small piece of wire between the frame and door. Then, simply push the wire into the lock slot to block it from being unlocked. Be careful, though, because this will prevent you from opening the door, even if you have a key.

9. Use a Bobby Pin To Lock The Door:

This method works if there is no deadbolt, and you can stick a bobby pin into the lock in a way that it will block it from being unlocked when someone tries using their key to open the door from outside of it. However, this method will probably break after several uses, so if you plan to use it often, just use a long piece of thread instead.

10. Use Tape To Block The Knob From Turning:

This method works if there is no deadbolt but requires two people because one person will have to be outside the door while another person is inside. Start by putting a piece of clear tape on the doorknob in an X shape to cover the entire knob. Then take another piece of tape and cover it with a circle in the middle, which should ensure that the doorknob can’t turn at all.

Tips and Tricks:

1) Make sure you have a chair or something to place under the door handle, so your daughter doesn’t open the door from the inside.

2) If you have children who may be running around in the house, then it might be best to place a chair under the inside of the door as well.

3) If you live in an apartment and need to lock the bedroom door, then it might be best to try this method with a plastic broomstick or something like that.

Some Safety Measures and Precautions:

1. To make the trick work, ensure you have a latch above the handle (or knob) on your door, not a deadbolt (which needs to be locked and unlocked from the inside).

2. If even one of your roommates or family members knows that you can lock them out of their own room, don’t do the trick.

3. If you have a standard deadbolt, drill a hole into the bolt from the inside so it is impossible to lock the door from the outside. This will prevent any accidents.

4. Make sure your roommate knows how to unlock a door before trying this out on them!

5. Practice several times to ensure that the door will lock without any problems.

How Do You Lock a Door With a Penny?

How Do You Lock a Door With a Penny

This article demonstrates how to lock a door from the outside without a key. The penny trick allows someone outside the room (or house if this is done with your front or back door) to open and close it, even though you can’t get in.

This is an excellent way for parents who are home alone with children to keep them in their rooms until the parent is ready to let them out. This can also be useful if you want someone to think you’re there even though you’re not.

This is made possible because an ordinary door lock has some space between it and the door. When you put a penny in there, you jam the lock so it can’t engage independently. With it jammed or unable to turn freely on its own, someone outside of the room must physically help the lock by turning it with their fingers.

Conclusion:

The lock on your bedroom door is an essential safety feature that must always be in working order. However, if you have misplaced or lost the key to your locking mechanism, there are still a few ways for you to secure it from the outside without any assistance whatsoever.

This blog post has covered how to lock a bedroom door from the outside without a key so that you can keep yourself safe at night, even if someone has taken the keys away from you. In addition, the methods listed in the article will alert you if someone tries to enter. Hopefully, this article has given you an idea or two on how to lock a bedroom door from the outside without a key. Thanks for reading!

Jennifer Branett
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