If you have accidentally locked yourself out of your house, do not worry too much about it because everyone will inevitably experience this at some point of their lives at least once, but possibly more than once.
Call a professional
The first thing you will want to do obviously is to call the professionals. Call up a locksmith from your area and ask him to come over to your house to open up your door professionally which is always the best option. If you are able to get through to one, you are extremely lucky and you can relax and use the time to surf your phone while you wait.
However, if you have found yourself in this fix at an odd hour of the night, the only professional who will come is a 24 hour locksmith and you have to be lucky enough to have his number on hand at the point when you find yourself locked out which can be quite a stretch.
The good news is however, you can try to get in to your house yourself and it is not as difficult as you might think which in itself an alarming fact is. The first thing you will want to do is to try and inspect all of your windows and doors because you might be lucky to find one of them open or unlatched. Many people who get locked out of their homes will usually find an unlatched window or a door they forgot to lock and will be able to get in quite easily which should also serve as a lesson because if you were able to easily break in to your home, someone else can too.
If you do not find any locked doors, you will want to try to insert one of your credit cards in the lock or in between the door frame and the door in an effort to pry the lock open gently. This method is fairly easy and will work with certain types of locks but not others. If your lock is one that will not open with a credit card, you can try to open it up with a hair clip or a bent piece of wire which you can insert in to the keyhole to try and get the lock to think you have your key. This is a method used by many burglars to open doors when they are breaking in to a house. You can even watch videos about how to do it on the internet.