Happy Monday, my organization-loving friends!
It’s been quiet around here because there’s a lot going on behind the scenes. Mostly good stuff, with only a few downers (you’ll see one big downer below). If you follow me on Instagram, Friday I shared a quick video recap of my week. Busiest week ever – both with clients and blog stuff. And, of course, I’m a mother with a house to run…so there’s that. I’m also on the planning committee for our regional NAPO conference here in SF. The conference is happening in a few weeks and I’ll be sharing a bit about that here too. More good news – my website is almost done and my logo is finalized (yippee!). The site has a few tweaks left before it launches in a few days. So excited to share it with you! As well as share an update in my blogger-to-wordpress series. And I have some fun blog posts to post too!
But because it’s Monday – let’s kick off a new week with a giveaway!
I love Schlage…and I’m not just saying that because they buddied up with me for this giveaway. If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you recall almost 2 years ago I replaced all of the door hardware around the house with Schlage products. They didn’t send me those products, I purchased every last knob myself. I fell in love with their hardware and am still loving on it to this day. The previous door hardware was not only falling apart, it was brass which, no offense to anyone, isn’t my personal taste…
I went with their Georgian Satin Nickel and it’s held up beautifully to 3 kids…and all of their rambunctious friends coming and going!…
2 years ago, all of the knobs were replaced with the exception the door to the garage coming in from the backyard…
That is until last week when I updated it with a new Schlage Touch lock…
And why did I replace it finally, you ask? Not only because my friends at Schlage sent this to me, but because someone broke into the house a couple weeks ago…using this door as their entry point.
I know, yuck! I hate the feeling – hate knowing someone not only stole items from our garage (things that belong to my children!!), but can’t stand the feeling of someone coming onto my property and into my home. It’s a gross, violating feeling. Without giving away too much, I have a unique property that overlooks a regional trail. This sorta makes us a prime target as people can easily get on and off…
However, what gave me chills more than anything was knowing the thieves planned this in advance. How do I know? They knew I park right here. In this spot. Every day. Instead of just walking onto the property, they cut through the deer fence directly behind my truck…
And came around to the back door to access the garage. #chills Once I shook it off, I quickly got to work with the police, the fence company, our home insurance company, I replaced the stolen items, added cameras around the entire property…
…and of course, finally replaced this door hardware! Good chance getting in now dudes! 😉
It was easy to install The Schlage Touch…
Similar to all of the interior door hardware, I love how pretty and clean this set is…
Even from the other side of the door it’s pretty…
But what I love most is the features!
The Schlage Touch lock provides the ability to store 19 unique access codes to provide you with exceptional convenience…without the need for a home automation system. You’ll no longer have to worry about misplacing keys or creating duplicates for each visitor. The Schlage Touch screen works in the rain, as well as with gloves, and features dedicated icons to signal low battery and programming modes.
Driven by design inspiration and the evolution of connected home technology, Schlage creates the most technologically advanced and stylishly relevant door hardware currently found in more than 40 million homes – mine is one of those happy homes! Schlage creates high quality products that are designed to exceed industry standards through advanced engineering and the use of more durable materials. Known for creating hardware that lasts, all products are backed by their 95 year history and carry a limited lifetime warranty.
Schlage has a legacy of providing consumers with an innovative and stylish suite of products that offer an easy out-of-the-box installation. Not sure about you, but I don’t need a complicated DIY project – so this is a plus for me! The brand is committed to driving the category by shifting consumer perception of door hardware and bringing it to the forefront as an accessory that can complete or enhance the look of any room. As décor and design trends change and technology evolves, Schlage’s products combine innovative style, security and convenience, giving you the confidence to express your own style choices without sacrificing quality.
All Schlage products are certified by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) aiming to provide consumers with top security grade products. And you can conveniently find Schlage products online at Amazon.com and Build.com, as well as in retail locations including Home Depot and Lowe’s.
Thanks to Schlage for taking care of me! And thanks to Schlage one of you is also going to be taken care of! One lucky Simply Organized reader is going to win the exact Touch Lock Set shown here at my own home! Thank you, Schlage!!
You guys know I keep giveaways simple around here – enter one way or up your chances by entering every way shown inside the rafflecopter gadget. Wishing you good home security vibes and tons of good luck with the giveaway!
I would use this on the door coming in from the garage as it’s the one I tend to worry about most!
I’m so sorry to hear that your home was broken into! It must be a very violating feeling. So glad they only made it into the garage and hopefully, you were not home!!
Thank you! Sadly, I must have been home when they did it because my truck was parked there – scary!!! That is likely why they stuck to the garage too…instead of entering the actual house.
Thank you so much for the comment and I wish you luck with the giveaway!!!
I would use it on our front door.
I’d use it on the side door to our brand new house- moving next month—– yikes!!
I would use it on our front door. But, it’s great to know about this product as we’re planning to build a home and are considering French doors to the backyard and this would be very handy there too.
After my husband passed away, I had motion lights installed and a deadbolt on the outer garage door. But this looks like a much better solution. I would put it on that garage door and sleep safely. Glad you are OK>
Awe, love knowing that! Yes, I do find I’m sleeping better too because of this new lock. There is no getting in now!
Thank you, I am ok! 🙂
I would use it on our backdoor. So thankful you (or anyone else) didn’t encounter the lowlifes!
Sorry to hear of the break in. Scary! I would use this lock on our front door.
When we built our new house, my husband had our house set up like Fort Knox! We have cameras everywhere and an alarm on every entry. I would use this on our barn door since I never seem to have the key with me when I’m out there.
Great idea!!! Thank you so much for the comment!
So sorry this happened to you Samantha. Great blog post! I had never heard of Schlage before so this was a real eye-opener. I live in a pool house that only has one door but I’d like to install the Schlage lock on it. Sometimes the house keeper or my landlady need to access the door and I’d rather give them a code than have them use a key! Thanks for bringing this great product to my attention! Keep up the good work.
Awe, thank you – it’s ok! Part of life, I suppose…sadly!
You’ve never heard of Schlage? Crazy! So glad I was the one to bring them to your attention!! Good luck – this would be a great product for you!!
See you soon! xo,
I would use the Schlage Touch dead bolt on my front door. I worry about my little guy trying to get out in the middle of the night. I try to take as many precautions as I can.
I hear you!! Great idea / use for this product!
It’s so funny to come across this post because I was just looking at Schlage locks for our front door. My friend has one and LOVES it. We are updating all the hardware in our house and definitely want a Schlage lock. I can honestly say I’ve never wanted to win a giveaway so much!
Awe! I really hope you win then!!!
I would you use The Schlage Touch dead bolt on our front door.
I would use it on the door near the garage.
We just went under contract on a house, I would want one of these on ALL of the exterior doors!
I would use this on our door from the garage to the house. We have gotten locked out so many times in the last year it would be nice to not have to worry about that.
I would like to replace the Schlage that we have with this new one!
Samantha-So sorry to hear your garage was broken in to! That is such a scary feeling to know someone else was in your house/garage. Thanks for the great giveaway. I would use this on our side door.
I would use this on our front door. I’d feel much better giving someone a code then leaving a key hidden somewhere on my front porch
Would definitely use this on our front door – we need a new lock!
back door = yard also opens to a green belt!
I would se it on my front door
I’d use this stylish, yet functional door knob on my garage door, too!
I would use the lock on the door entering my home through the garage. I don’t like to leave it unlocked, but I can never find my keys in my purse. My car is push start so my keys are never out of my purse.
I would put this on our side door, the ones my kids use the most. my oldest has asked for a key but I am not ready for that but she could easily remember a code
I would install this on our side door, which is the one we use most.
I would love this for our front door.
So sorry your garage was broken into. Such a scary feeling!
Thank you so much! It was scary – feeling much more secure now!
Would love to win one. So sorry you got broken in to.
Thank you! I’d love for you to win too!!