Having been a mom for twenty-six years, I know ONE thing with absolute certainty. Chocolate disappears! No one is exactly sure what happens to it, but one moment it’s there and the next –POOF– it’s gone! As a mom, yourself, I know you’ll understand when I say, sometimes I need to have some chocolate. Sometimes, I need to have it, right now! In those moments of chocolate insanity, I don’t really want to hear, “I dunno what happened to it.”
I have devised amazing hiding places, gone to unimaginable lengths to camouflage chocolate and render it undetectable — all in vain. I no longer have a single hiding place that has not been rooted out. As you know, I have four daughters, any one of which have been known to “need some chocolate, right now!” There only brother, or even one of their other sisters can often be heard to ask, “Did you look under Mom’s bed, on the top shelf of the cupboard above the refrigerator, in the shoe box at the back of Mom’s top closet shelf…” Oy!
This week, a marvelous company called Wordlock, gave me a new chance at private chocolate ownership. Heretoforward my chocolate is secure. I had the great pleasure to test a Wordlock padlock and let me tell you why I will never worry about my chocolate, again:
- I don’t need a key. I don’t have to remember where I hid the key. I can’t lose the key. The magical chocolate gremlins cannot sneak a key out of its hiding place. There IS no key!
- My menopausal brain does not have to remember a “twist forward to this number, three times backward to that number and around the horn counterclockwise to the next number” type of combination.
- I only have to remember one word and I get to choose it.
- The padlock is über strong and can withstand marauding bands of giant, behemoth chocolate thieves or curious, hungry children.
- Given that after eating all my well-protected chocolate, I might want to spend a little time at the gym, I can use my awesome Wordlock word combination lock to secure my locker, never worrying that I won’t be able to get my clothes out again. Huzzah! The simple combination is a word I select, myself, meaning there is a much higher probability that I will remember it and be able to retrieve my belongings.
On a serious note, I wanted to say that I loved how simple it was to set up the combination on the lock. The included instructions were concise, clear and in English. I read through them and in under a minute had reset the combination to a word of my own choosing. Super simple!
All their locks come set to “WORDS” and you need to rotate the letters to spell “SPELL”, to unlock the padlock. Easy, peasy!
Next, I used a dime to turn the slot on the side of the lock to the word “RESET”.
Once you have the slot on the end pointing to RESET, use the combination dials to spell the word you want to use for your combination. Pick any word that is easy for you to remember. I think mine is quite appropo. What do you think?
Once you set your combination, use a coin to turn the slot back into place. That’s it! Yes, it truly is that simple. Your lock is set, using a combination you will remember and your valuables will be protected with great Wordlock strength!
I tested silver, but the lock actually comes in your choice of four colors: red, black, pink or silver. They would be perfect for locking up bikes at school or securing a garden shed. Use them on school or gym lockers or on a toolbox at work. They are made to be used indoors or out, so no matter where you need one, you can count on it to be durable and secure. Each padlock has 2 5/8 inches of hardened steel forming the body and shackle; and is rated to 3,000 pounds of pull strength. At only $9.99, Wordlock word combination padlocks are an excellent value and you can purchase one in Wordlock’s online store.
One lucky Busy-at-Home reader is going to get to lock up THEIR chocolate, too! 🙂 Enter to win your own Wordlock word combination padlock in our giveaway, below.
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I received a Wordlock padlock, through Mom Spark Media, in order to conduct this test and review. No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required. Views and opinions expressed are wholly my own.