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Where to put used-but-usable clothes (a.k.a. alternative to "The Chair")?

I use an IVAR side panel from IKEA (any similar thing, for example a small ladder, or screwing together a few wooden bars yourself will do as well). Lean it agains a wall at a slight angle and throw ...
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How can I black out a bright bedroom at night?

If you are looking to save money and go the easiest route, I would purchase a sleep mask. Years ago I worked the night shift for a few years and couldn't find any curtain that would truly make it ...
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How can I black out a bright bedroom at night?

When I was a kid there was a bad heat wave and we used aluminum foil on the windows to keep the sun out. I don't know exactly what you mean by "do anything to my windows" but with a few cents worth ...
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How can I overcome using the snooze function of my alarm clock?

Put the alarm clock on the other side of the room so you have to physically get up out of bed and turn it off. If the device you use for an alarm clock supports multiple alarms also set another alarm ...
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How to get rid of Bedbugs?

Get an exterminator/pest control expert, especially if you are living close to other people. It is not just your problem if your natural remedy doesn't work, it is their problem too. The only ...
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Where to put used-but-usable clothes (a.k.a. alternative to "The Chair")?

I always install a hanging rod or hook in the laundry area for just this occasion. They're great for hanging those damp towels you'd use again if the occasion arises, or that out-and-about shirt you ...
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Where to put used-but-usable clothes (a.k.a. alternative to "The Chair")?

You can use clothes hanging wall mount inside your wardrobe door. I do the same thing with my two wardrobe. You can use both the doors according to your need. You can buy this kind of wall mount ...
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How can I overcome using the snooze function of my alarm clock?

Obviously you do wake up and you are already in such a good shape that you manage to hit the snooze button (and not the finally-off button). So you might also realize that there is not yet an absolute ...
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How can I black out a bright bedroom at night?

There are large paper blackout shades (see example on Amazon) that block out all the light on the window's I've used them on. They are a bit like giant sticky notes, with a sticky end that attached ...
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How can I overcome using the snooze function of my alarm clock?

Use 12 alarm clocks, each one ringing 5 seconds after the previous one, and each one being further away than the last. This way, you would have to get up, walk over, shut off, go to bed, immediately ...
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Where to put used-but-usable clothes (a.k.a. alternative to "The Chair")?

I use a clothes tree in the corner of my bedroom. It might also be called a coat tree or coat rack. I guess that it is still as ugly as "the chair", but it takes up less room.
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How to get rid of Bedbugs?

I bought a house for a needy family member and it came with free bedbugs. Did a lot of research and ended up using cold and diatomaceous earth. Here is what I found from doing this and reading a ton ...
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How can I overcome using the snooze function of my alarm clock?

Check emails and / or Facebook as soon as the alarm rings. We all have an urge to read the unread messages or look for notifications. This makes you read. Once you read, your mind wakes up... And it ...
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How can I black out a bright bedroom at night?

I had an eye surgery a while back and needed to black out a room under similar conditions. Though in my case it was the morning sun I was trying to black out. I have tried 2 methods. Foil/Paper Do ...
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How can I overcome using the snooze function of my alarm clock?

The goal here is to make yourself wake up before you can turn off the alarm. There are a lot of ways to do that, one of which has already been suggested. Move the alarm clock across the room. This is ...
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Where to put used-but-usable clothes (a.k.a. alternative to "The Chair")?

I put worn-once-but-not-dirty back in the wardrobe but change the direction of the hanger hooks so that they can be immediately identified as "half-way." Facing forward vs. facing backward. In ...
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Where to put used-but-usable clothes (a.k.a. alternative to "The Chair")?

Door hooks I use door hooks. They are similar to the wall mounted ones, but require no drilling and can hold more weight than the sticky version. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes ranging ...
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How can I black out a bright bedroom at night?

Use double layer of black garbage bags I have used double layer of black garbage bags in the past. I've fixed the bags with black tape that doesn't stick much to avoid leaving marks. However, over ...
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How to sleep in a hot room?

I also faced similar problem when I was in Rajasthan last year. You can use following tips to make your life a bit easier: Do whatever you can to prevent excessive heat build-up in your room. During ...
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How can I use my laptop, while lying in bed, without it touching my body?

Use an egg crate like this: Or, if you want to spend some greens.. check laptop cooler pads
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Tips for getting out of bed quicker in the mornings?

A great solution I found to this was placing the alarm clock at the foot of my bed beyond my reach. I therefore had to get out of bed to hit the snooze button. I found that once I was actually out ...
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How to completely be rid of bed bugs

Heat and diatomaceous earth. One key to getting rid of the little suckers is to raise the temperature of infested materials above 140°F. They will nest in tiny places such as inside the grooves of ...
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How can I black out a bright bedroom at night?

Sleep mask Yes, sleep mask is best (economic and effective). Canopy If you find sleeping mask uncomfortable, try to build a canopy (DIY will be economic) as seen in below image. DIY cost may ...
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How can I overcome using the snooze function of my alarm clock?

Is there any good way to get rid of this habit? Disable the snooze function. On some high-end alarms (and several smartphone apps) this is possible. On most alarms, there is a dedicated button with ...
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Where to put used-but-usable clothes (a.k.a. alternative to "The Chair")?

I have a laundry basket I keep next to my dirty laundry baskets specifically designated for this (the little one on the left, below). It's also a convenient place to dump clothing instead of the floor ...
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Where to put used-but-usable clothes (a.k.a. alternative to "The Chair")?

When I first met the guy who is now the spousal unit he didn't have a lot of furniture. In fact in the bedroom he had a bed and a step ladder. He used the stepladder as a wardrobe till he got a real ...
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How to get a pillow "squashy" again after a few years of usage?

While time period varies by material, by any definition pillows you bought "a few years ago" are old, and you aren't going to lifehack them back to new. Regular polyester pillows last about two years, ...
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How can I overcome using the snooze function of my alarm clock?

I find that putting my alarm away from my bed and immediately jumping into the shower works for me. The less I think about it the better. By the time I've realised I'm awake, I'm already half-ready to ...
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Find out leak in airbed?

You could better use method as shown: Using soap water Take some soap water in a spray bottle Inflate your air bed to full air Close the nozzle Spray the content from bottle(start from nozzle) ...
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