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Questions tagged [packaging]

Hacks related to the wrapping or processing of goods for protection, delivery, etc.

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How to reduce size of bubble wraps?

Big ones are too voluminous to throw away; a single wrap could fill up a whole garbage bag. Any quick and/or handy way to "shrink" it? I tried to pop each bubble with fingers over hours/days to ...
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How can I remove scratches from my mobile phone?

I have my smart phone without any protector and the condition of it's screen is very bad. It is full of scratches. Is there any hack so that I made clear my mobile screen?
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How do I safely transport a wine bottle in my check-in luggage when flying?

In a few days, I will be flying on an airplane. I was requested by my hosts to bring a bottle of wine. However, I am worried that if I don't pack my wine bottle in a safe way, the bottle will crack ...
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How to use Postcard stamps to send a regular letter [closed]

Okay, so I screwed up. I needed stamps, the local post office I knew of is closed during my work hours, so I ordered some on Amazon. When they showed up, I realized that they were postcard stamps. I ...
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How can I get all the applesauce out of the jar?

Where I live, all of the brands of commercially-available applesauce that I've found come in irregularly shaped jars. There's a narrow section in the middle of the jar which makes it hard to reach the ...
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A complex book with a spread containing 3 pages A4

I have a little project which is about remaking some old piano exercises. The questions are below if someone wants to skip explanation but I though it would be a good idea to add it to clarify what I ...
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What's the usage of the compartment underneath the cover of a suitcase? [closed]

I have a vintage-styled checkin-sized suitcase which is wider than iys height. There is a thin compartment underneath the cover, attached by zipper. Inside it, there is a X-shaped band. What's ...
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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 to fold clothes to save packing space for travel?

How to pack your clothes in an efficient way to have enough space for other clothings and stuffs to fit into your luggage or carry on? I learned some ways to pack your shirts in a military roll and ...
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In which pant-pocket should I keep wallet, handkerchief and phone? [closed]

Currently I put handkerchief, mobile phone and keys in right front pocket, and the wallet in left one. But I figured out some issues: If I put keys and mobile in same pocket phone screen gets ...
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Cable organisation when travelling

When I travel, usually by air, I still haven't found a good way to organise all my cables. I tend to have both an iPod, a cell phone, some rechargeable head phones, maybe a laptop, an electric razor, ...
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How to untie sacks properly (eg bags of charcoal)

Whenever I do a BBQ at home I enjoy opening the bag of charcoal correctly - in that when you pull the correct thread the whole bag unstitches. My problem is that I can never work out which one I ...
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How can I package 3 large boxes together into one shipment?

I have 3 boxes that I need to return to Amazon, and they only gave me 1 label, but the items came individually in their own 24" x 30" x 6" boxes, and I don't have a box that can fit them all. Because ...
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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 open a bottle that won't open [duplicate]

So sometimes when I leave bottles of sauce in the pantry too long, the lid seems to "stick" to the bottle and won't allow me to open it. How can I open the bottle when it doesn't want to open? Below ...
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How can I get rid of large amounts of cardboard boxes

I recently moved house. Because of this, I have huge amounts of cardboard boxes. An amount that would likely fill our bin twice over. Which I can't do, because we have other rubbish. I need to have ...
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How can I re-seal hearing aid batteries that have been accidentally unsealed?

Zinc-air hearing aid batteries come with a sticky tab on them to prevent air contact; once this tab is removed, the battery starts draining. The instructions warn that "thou shalt not removeth this ...
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How can I easily open plastic film wrapped packages?

Contrary to this question I'm not asking for a way to open thick clamshell packaging, but for a way to open thin plastic film wrapped packages. There are various variations of these wrapped plastic ...
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How to keep bread fresher for longer

How do you keep bread fresh (lasting to/beyond the actual expiration date quoted on the packaging) as the bread I purchase always goes stale/moldy within a couple of days of opening. I've heard that ...
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Substitute of styrofoam protection of appliances

What can be a good substitute of styrofoam protection of appliances which somebody wants to transport, but has already lost the original styrofoam protection? We often by something new and after ...
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How to separate plastic grocery bags?

This is the worst nightmare of every man in the supermarket: opening a plastic grocery bag when you're in a hurry at the self service checkout and there are no helpful cashiers around to help you. And ...
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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 open blister packs without cutting yourself? [duplicate]

There are some very annoying blister packs (such as memory cards, pendrives, superglue, etc.) where whole pack is laminated with hard material and there is no way to open it without the scissors or ...
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How to restore Sticker's stickiness?

I have some old stickers from my collection that are almost fallen off of their backing paper. I was wondering if there's a decent way to restore them and they would still be stickers (would be able ...
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How can I remove the plastic seal inside new coffee jar in its whole?

New coffee jar has that plastic seal inside of it to keep the coffee fresh: However, to this day I never found a way to remove it without leaving some of it stuck to the rim of the jar: See what I ...
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How to untie a plastic bag knot with your fingers

I have a plastic grocery bag, but the top is tied very tightly in a knot like the image below. I would prefer to not rip open the side of the bag because I would like to reuse it. I would use a ...
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How do I fully utilize the pasty sauce on bottle with minimum wastage before discarding the bottle?

There are instances where I have thrown away ketchup bottles with a little content left inside, simply because I could not get it out. Some bottles have a narrow neck & opening and others have ...
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How do I open a can without a can opener?

Sometimes I'm camping and my food is in a can but I am without a can opener. How do I neatly open the can? Bashing it with a rock is futile.
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Tricks for opening very tight jars

What are some tricks for opening seemingly impossible-to-open glass jars, like the one pictured below? ATTEMPT: I have tried twisting as hard as I can, but clearly that hasn't worked so far. I have ...
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What is the best way to open clamshell packaging?

What is the best way to open thick clamshell packaging, like this: I usually use scissors, but it's difficult when the plastic is particularly thick or the item is oddly shaped.