Rita Totten Step 1: Ask for Help Step 2: Check Windows Step 3: Grab a Credit Card Step 4: Take off the Door Knob Step 5: Call a Locksmith Set Yourself up for Success Consider Going Keyless Home Safety News Authors Rita Totten Rita Totten is a copywriter with a passion for movies, books, and dogs. She has experience writing for various consumer brands, including Verizon, Sony, and Dell. Posts by Rita Totten What To Do When You’re Locked Out Rita Totten | Apr 12, 2019 | Home Safety So you’ve locked yourself out of your house. Now what? Ideally, you’ll already have given a spare house key to a trusted neighbor or friend for just such an occurrence. But if not, here are a few things to try.