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Questions tagged [storage]

Hacks related to the storage or better storage of an item.

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How can we get maximum life of a water well?

If we found a water well, how can we get the life time of a water well. Is it possible, I could not found the answer on internet search.
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How can I save my season dresses properly without any wardrobe and box?

I live in a little room don't have enough space for any wardrobe and box for saving clothes. I face difficulty when season off and I did not save my season dresses properly. So I waste a huge ...
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How to store opened PU sealant cartridges?

I usually have an opened, partially used 300 ml cartridge of polyurethane (PU) sealant around that I slowly use for various repairs. It's the type of cartridges used in a sealant gun. Now PU cures by ...
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Straightening curled in file-folders

Going to my workplace, I usually place file-folders in my bag (see figure 1). However, after some time of using this file-folder, the top and top-right are both curled into the middle (see figure 2), ...
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Long-term storage of personal belongings?

So I have a lot of stuff and a lot of space in my parent's house and and obviously, I want to move some of my stuff to them (mostly paperwork, some packaging, catalogues, etc. - typical "hoarding" ...
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Archiving digital documents for a long term usage [closed]

How I can be sure that we are able to read an .docx document in about 100 years? I have a large collection of documents on my hard drive (including letters, cv's and other stuff). I want them to be ...
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How to make sure a document stays long term readable?

In case of very long term storage, what are the ways to make sure that a document remains readable? I am thinking about a conservation in the order of magnitude of 100 years. I am interested in ...
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Box to store non-files in filing cabinet drawer

I recently acquired a vertical 4-drawer Letter-Sized hanging file cabinet. I thought it would free up so much space, seeing as I had so many bankers' boxes of files. It didn't work out that way. ...
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How to use Mail Storage (offline)

I'm interested in sending a copy of my hard drive (all data encrypted) to be physically stored away from my physical location, as a protection for archived data against loss from local physical ...
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Keeping books in an organized manner without using a bookshelf

I was looking to buy a bookshelf to store my books until after I saw that my neighbor friend bookshelf was attacked by white ants secretly, where he found almost half of the books were damaged. So, I ...
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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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How to store sea water as a souvenir for years

I recently visited the Aral sea and filled a plastic bottle with sea water. I want to keep it as a souvenir for years to come but I don't know what would be the best container. Ideally I would seal it ...
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How to remember not to leave my USB key at the seminar room?

I'm a university teacher, and for my presentations in class I often use a remote control, which is connected to the PC with a wireless USB dongle (see picture). After class, I am often tired and more ...
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How to comfortably fold socks so that the design of the sock would be outside?

I want to fold the socks so that I will be able to see their outer design and organize them nicely in the drawer. What I'm looking for: That they will be "connected" (not only rolled for example). ...
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Quicker alternative to twisty-tie on a bread bag?

It feels so inefficient that when I want to just get a slice of bread I have to completely untwist the tie on the bread bag, untwist the bag, get the slice out, twist up the bag, wrap the twisty-tie ...
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How to ensure thermal-paper receipt lasts many years?

I need to keep a purchase receipt for several years to ensure the extended warranty on my purchase. How should I store the receipt to make sure it lasts that long? I definitely need a physical receipt,...
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Glass container mess

I have glass containers have metal lids, that I use to keep all of my dry food in so the mice cant get them as we live in the country. Every time I open the jar the coffee, quinoa, or what ever flys ...
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Keeping flash drive safe in daily usage

Everyone has some things like, they should always have with them, mobile phone, wallet, calendar, etc. In my case, I also have a USB flash drive, where all my data is stored, which I need every day ...
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How can I better protect my laptop in my backpack? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a new laptop. This one is an investment as I intend to use it for consulting and moonlighting. I take my laptop with me commuting to and from work, as I've got opportunity during ...
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Where to put used-but-usable clothes (a.k.a. alternative to “The Chair”)?

We all know The Chair. The Chair where you put the clothes clean enough not to go in the laundry, but not enough to go back in the wardrobe. The Chair that looks like this: It exists because you ...
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What's a great way to store knives for me?

My situation: I have accumulated high-quality purpose-made knives which are difficult to store due to several factors: I have more than a few (23), and some (7) that I use quite often. I want them to ...
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How to organize cleaning rags

When i clean the house i have a rag for dusting, one for the floor. Sometimes one for the bikes outside. One for wiping down the toilet. I try to keep track, by remembering the color and where i ...
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How to remove print/ markings from small Eye Drops bottle for other use?

I am not sure what the material of these types of small bottles is composed of. I find they are most reliable when it comes to being Leak resistant for small quantity of liquids etc where I just ...
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How? Vertically holster electric shaver & beard/ hair trimmer suspended, maybe using shelf over bathroom counter?

Bathroom counter, with electrical socket, mirror & glass shelves on adjoining wall. Also, electric shaver at bottom of pic on Counter Electric trimmer, depicting shape etc Now, based on ...
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How to dry wet towels in a small bathroom?

The bathroom includes a toilet, a sink, a shower stall and a cabinet. The tile is from the floor to about 5ft / 1.5m in height. The bathroom door is 24" / 60 cm wide. There are currently no towel ...
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How to store books in less than ideal conditions?

It's not hard to find out how you should store books. Just Google "how to store books". Metal or sealed wood shelves, 50% humility, 60-75 °F, keep that constant, keep away from light, don't store in ...
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How can you store leftover collar stays (“bones”)?

Plastic "collar stays" are supposed to be removed from men's shirts when they are being washed and dried. I've been keeping mine in a small plastic bag on a closet shelf above my dress shirts. The ...
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How do you make your beverage ice cold much quicker? [duplicate]

When I put my beverage in the freezer, I have to wait at least an hour or more for it to get ice cold. Is there a hack to make your beverages ice cold within a much shorter time?
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What is the best way to tape a cardboard box?

While moving recently, my wife and I had a lengthy discussion on where tape should be placed on a box in order to maximize strength while using the least amount of tape possible. Assuming we already ...
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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 ...
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How to fix plastic hinges, or prevent them from breaking?

It's all too common that plastic flaps on various devices and storage containers break off. Over time, the thin plastic hinge gets weak from repeated use, and snaps. A common place this seems to ...
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How would one digitize a thick book into a PDF version in the most time-efficient way, using only a camera and a computer?

I have a: DSLR camera (Canon EOS) + no tripod Latest commercial version of Adobe Acrobat A computer with Internet connection Frugal character I also own a physically printed and bound book of over ...
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Storing bags while in the city

When visiting the city from the suburbs, I'll often spend most of the day there, shopping, eating and engaging in similar fun activities. I'll usually take a backpack in which might have water in it, ...
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Unfreeze super glue stuck in bottle nozzle

I have a super glue bottle. The glue inside it is fine, but it has frozen in the nozzle part, that makes it useless. How to fix this ? Thanks
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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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Throwing away personal memoribilia [closed]

After my parents died and I emptied their apartment I am left with a considerate amount of moving boxes with memorabilia: These include among other things: photos of my parents and me and my brother ...
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Safe storage of blender blades

I bought a couple replacement blades for an Osterizer blender, to find something that's better for smoothies. My wife stuck them in the knife drawer, as I discovered when I went to find a pizza ...
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Neatly open cereal box

I figured out this a while ago and wanted to share it. When you open a box (of cereal), you risk tearing the flap or cutting your finger on the cardboard. Or, at least, I do. How can I open the box ...
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How to store printer ink without drying?

I don't use printers often, and its ink may dry out. I don't want to waste the ink, and I don't want to pay a lot of money for resupplying it too often. How can I prevent printer ink to dry?
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How to prevent keys/keyrings from snagging on clothes

How do I keep split rings used for keeping keys together from snagging on clothes, thereby damaging them? The keyring in the photo above is an extreme example of their ability to destroy clothes: The ...
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How can I effectively organize disparate files?

So I moved out of mom & dads last year. I've saved every bank statement, every bill, every home insurance letter, basically everything piece of mail that wasn't a credit card offer. My desk is a ...
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Collecting vinyl LPs on an open shelf

I have a moderate but rapidly-growing collection of vinyl LPs. I want to keep these LPs on an open shelf, without them spilling over. Unfortunately, record storage crates won't fit on the shelf (at ...
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Which leftover pizza is stored best without a fridge?

If I'm getting a pizza, but don't have a fridge to store the leftovers, what's the best way to go about it?
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How can I temporarily label storage bins

I often have trouble differentiating the storage bins in my basement from each other, and their is no particular organization other than trying to keep one category of things to a bin. I've tried dry ...
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How do I protect small objects?

I have a few small objects I care about, which I'd like to protect from unfortunate accidents. Here are their stats small total volume (~24cm^3, more or less "half a glass"), very small weight ...
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How best to prolong the shelf life of eggs?

I know of the test to check if an egg is still fresh: However, what techniques are there for keeping eggs fresh for longer?
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Any affordable technology to detect things in a paper box?

I put things in a paper box. This is good for saving spaces and moving. But that makes it difficult to find things. NFC stickers would have been perfect if it worked within 1 meter range, but that ...
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Is the handle of this luggage retractable? [closed]

I haven't used other luggages yet. I just got a used luggage, with brand "Embark" (I guess the one sold in Target?). I can't retract its handle or adjust its length. So is its handle retractable? ...
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Sealing reused plastic sacks

I always keep and reuse the plastic sacks which contain 25kg of water softener salt. Normally, I leave the bags open when I use them, but today I filled about 10 bags with gravel which will probably ...
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How to prevent ice cream from melting without a refrigerator?

There are times when you are at work where you have the best ice cream parlor in town around the corner from your office. But you want to take the ice cream home and enjoy it there. Is there a way to ...