Dinner Fork Door Lock

I would use more substantial anti-break-in devices in my own home, but this might be useful if you’re in a not-so-safe motel. I generally put a chair up against the door when I travel alone and have to spend the night somewhere.

Do you ever take extra precautions when you’re in a motel/hotel?

This post may contain affiliate links. Clicking on these links cost you nothing, but they do help support this site. For more information, please see my disclosure policy. Thank you for supporting MariaZanniniHome. I appreciate you!

All original content copyrighted by Maria Zannini 2016 - 2018.


  1. I’ve never felt unsafe in any of the hotels I’ve stayed at, but I always make sure the dead bolt or swing lock device (whatever it’s called–it replaced the chain) is in place before I go to sleep. Even when I’m with someone.

    I can see that fork device being an issue if I had to get out of the room quickly, though.

  2. Interesting with the fork; I hadn’t seen this before. I keep hubby between me and the door (LOL) when we stay in hotels/motels. Seriously, I do worry about our safety and lock every single thing available to lock and then still worry.


Say a few words for our audience.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.