If you already do this, it will sound unbelievably obvious. If you don't, you're going to wonder how you missed it. You'd be surprised how many regular commuters miss it.
Leave your lock at work. If you know you're going work-home-work again, why lug 5 pounds of bent steel around? It only takes a second to check the calendar in your brain before you pedal away. If there's nothing on the agenda, and you can do so with courtesy, secure your lock back to the rack.
Depending on the length of your commute, it might even be worth picking up another lock to keep at home for errands and weekends.
- Make absolutely sure your lock doesn't interfere with anyone else's rack use.
- If you leave your lock often, move it to different racks/locations from time to time so it doesn't appear abandoned.
- Add some unique visual identifier so it's easy to spot.
If you can, leave work at your desk, and your lock on the rack. They'll both be there when you get back.