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Hacks related to moving objects, including moving them safely and efficiently.

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How to transport single servings of powdered drink mixes

There are lots of drink mixes that come in powdered form: protein powders, meal replacement shake mixes, etc. Usually these come in a big container of powder with a little scoop, and you scoop out ...
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How to only make one trip when carrying groceries

Whenever I go shopping, I have to go back and forth between the car and the kitchen 4 or 5 times. I sometimes use my hands and arms to carry the bags, and I'm able to get six or seven, but usually I ...
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How to transport liquids without spilling?

My question is as simple as it sounds. With the liquid filled to the top of an open container; How to transport liquids in open containers without spilling? Specifically if I prepare myself a ...
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How can I transport a book in a backpack without getting the corners bent?

I always like carrying books around but at the same time I hate getting the corners of the books bent over time and I try to keep them as perfect as possible. Given that most of my books are ...
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Looking for a solution to store and carry my knife

Like my username implies, I'm a shochet (though I'm still in training). Like any shochet, I use a chalaf (חלף), which is a dedicated shechitah knife. Among the rules of shechitah knives is that the ...
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Rising to the Challenge - Mattress on top of Roof

I'm going to be moving across the US in a few days and am looking to transport my queen mattress (no boxspring) about 600 miles. Nearly every single person I've spoken with has strongly advised ...
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How to carry heavy plastic bags?

Especially when walking or cycling longer distances carrying a lot of groceries in plastic shopping bags can become quite irritating. Any hacks to optimize this?
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How to secure a TV in a car while moving?

I want to move a TV. It fits in the car but it is not very secure, to the point where if I have to stop quickly, it WILL fly forward and it WILL shatter. I want to avoid that. How can I secure the TV ...
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Reduce the laptop weight falls on shoulder when carring

I don't like to use a back pack instead of the side bag supplied by laptop it self. But when I carry the laptop in a back pack for a long distance, I feel a pain on my shoulders. How do I reduce the ...
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Is there a better way of transporting bagels to work?

I take a bagel to work every day. I wrap it in a plastic bag, but this isn't great, it usually gets a bit squashed in my backpack. Is there something that I could use to transport my bagel to work ...
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How to move heavy (~50kg) bulky (~1m cubed) items a short (1km) distance?

The items in question are in fact sports equipment, for an outdoor sport. Its a niche sport, we had to manufacture the equipment ourselves, so there is no standard way to move it. The main problem ...
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How to open push/pull doors in a wheelchair

My wife is dependent on her wheelchair. If she goes shopping sometimes she comes along a push/pull door. Obviously, it can be quite a hassle to open the doors from your wheelchair AND get through them....
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Transport a washing machine over stairs alone

I may soon have to transport a washing machine to my appartment. The problem is that I live upstairs. I may not be able to find a friend to help. So I'm thinking whether it is practical to transport ...
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How can I pad a laptop-sized bag to improve safety for a laptop?

I have a backpack with a laptop compartment (the top half of this compartment can be opened with a zipper). That compartment is just about the right size for my laptop that I would like to carry in ...
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Keeping small containers cool on long trip

Writing this out makes me realize how strange it is, but here it goes anyways. I'm going to be visiting another city where they have a store that sells vitamins and supplements that are inexpensive. I ...
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Transporting a used fridge and washing machine

I will shortly be moving into my first rented accommodation (finally flying the nest!), and a colleague has offered me their washing machine and fridge/freezer as they are remodelling their kitchen. ...
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Secure way to transport golf clubs in scooter or motorcycle?

I am looking for ways to transport my golf club set in a scooter. I don't own a car because I live in a continuously traffic city. I am looking for the best way to transport my golf club set to ...
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How to transport a glass without breaking it

My family was using a normal table (6 ft * 4 ft) with a same sized glass over it. I have planned to give ONLY the glass to one of my friends as I don't need it anymore. I am going to use a double cab ...
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How do I prevent furniture from leaving dents in the carpet?

Furniture tends to leave dents in carpet when left for any length of time. Specifically, my chair tends to leave imprints where I have it in my room. How would I go about preventing this?
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Moving huge quantity of salt

Every year or 2, I buy a bulk quantity of water softener salt. I always get 25kg bags and I buy 20-40 bags in order to get them at the best price. I'm then left with a problem. I have space to store ...
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How can I carry a refrigerator with a Mercury Sable 2001 (aka Taurus)?

I'm not concerned if a scratch the car, and I can use wood or something to help. I need to transport a regular household-size refrigerator. We don't have one, and occasionally people give them away on ...
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How to resolve rubber feet coming off a trackball pointing device?

I use a trackball as a computing pointing device (see this Lifehacks SE questions for the model and a couple photographs). The rubber feet on the bottom of the trackball frequently come off during ...
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How to protect goods in a shipping container?

When shipping goods, including computer hardware, books, clothes and tableware, across the globe (crossing the equator) in a container it seems natural that heat, humidity and physical impact would be ...
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How to move liquid from one container to another

When I have liquid in one big vessel/container like a big cooking pot, barrel or reservoir which is very heavy, it is difficult to lift and pour out the liquid in other smaller vessels. Could you ...
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How to store clothes to suit frequent movings?

My current lifestyle requires moving homes frequently. While I don’t own too many things, I am not a minimalist and I do have lots of clothes and equipment needed for different (outdoor) activities. ...
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Padding metal hooks on car trunk bike rack

I bought this trunk bicycle rack on Amazon and I'm trying to effectively solve one issue I'm having with it before I use it... The hooks that fasten it to your trunk are metal. There is no padding ...
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How to back up with a trailer?

I don't actually drive with one often, but when my family goes camping we almost always haul a trailer. (It looks to be a 'utility trailer' that we removed the high back from) When we arrive at the ...
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What kinds of clothes are suitable to be packed in ziploc bags?

I am putting my clothes into ziploc bags for moving, and then use vacuum to shrink the bags to save space. I wonder what kinds of clothes are suitable to be used in ziploc bags, so that space can be ...
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How should I store clothes to prevent animal damage and smell?

We are moving across a continent, and planning on staying with relatives until we rent an apartment or house. As such, we decided to only keep a few items like clothes and computer, in a suitcase, ...
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How to move furniture up and down stairs?

I have some couches, shelves, etc. that I need to move up and down 1 flight of stairs (the stairs also include a turn/corner). Are there any methods/tools to do this when 2 people aren't strong enough ...
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How to reduce accidentally pressing the right-button on a trackball?

Instead of a computer mouse, I use a trackball for a pointing device. I find that it is much healthier for my wrist, elbow, and shoulder. The only downside I experience is that I often accidentally ...
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How do I use tie downs on a trailer?

I have a box trailer 8 x 5 foot with a 3 foot cage. I'm not sure how I should be securing loads. (I'm using it to buy hay, both small bales and round bales (a round bale will be 4 foot diameter and 4 ...
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Putting lawn mower into car trunk

My grammy needs me to go mow her yard before the meanies at the HOA fine her for having disorderly yard. I need to help my grammy ASAP! There is a problem though, I'm unable to lift lawn mower by ...
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How to find out what size storage is needed?

I am moving and need to store most of my belongings in a (mobile) storage locker. The trouble is I don't know what size to rent. I need to save as much money as possible so would like the smallest ...