Just a friendly #parenthack, #lifehack or whatev, in case you find yourself in the same predicament I was in this morning. The rounded end of a bobby pin will pop these little locks open, easy peasy.

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How To:Stick the rounded end of the bobby pin into the lock.Give it a little turn or jiggle.It should slide the lock right open.Now you know!

antonia tietje says

September 28, 2016 at 10:50 pm

A Slightly Better Wife says

October 13, 2016 at 8:08 am

Are you using a bobby pin on a simple diary lock? I’m sorry you’re having trouble. I assure you if you just keep twisting and wiggling it WILL pop right open. Sometimes it takes a bit. Hopefully you can get it if you give it another try. Best of luck!

Meredith Porter says

October 20, 2018 at 12:01 pm

Lyri’Q Wilson says

February 21, 2021 at 8:59 am

why would you invade your child’s privacy like that? I’m sure you wouldn’t like if someone hacked into say, your phone and looked at all of your personal things.

I will try a bit more tomorrow and will tell you how it goes. My hand is starting to hurt a bit and late.

I couldn’t get it to work because the lock was too small. I put one side of needle-nosed pliers in and popped it open easily.

It didn’t work i tried to many times ugh this is never gonna open and now how do i write in my diary


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