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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 do you remember which shirt you wore on the previous date?

My advice will be so obvious - just take a photo before\on the date. I think, if you'll take a photo with your girlfriend, she 'll be happy ;D
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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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Changing pants in office bathroom

Well, I had to change few times in public toilets which weren't in a good shape, so came up with a technique. The trick is to not wear the pants while standing, but rather while sitting, with the legs ...
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Changing pants in office bathroom

Stand on your shoes Your first problem is the wet floor. Once you've taken your shoes off, what do you do about that? Answer: stand on the shoes like stepping stones. It takes a bit of balance, but ...
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Adding a belt hole without a leather punch

I used to use a heated nail. Simply, hold it with pliers, and heat its tip up for a minute or so on the stove fire. Keep your belt stretched firmly (you can hold one side of the belt under you foot, ...
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Adding a belt hole without a leather punch

Use a power drill with a small drill bit the size of the hole you want. Put a piece of scrap wood under the belt first. After the drill bit penetrates the belt, move the drill up and down to clear ...
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Drying clothes: windy but cold outside vs warm(ish) inside?

The best hard facts are the ones you establish for yourself under your specific conditions. One experiment is worth a thousand good opinions. — Bill Nye, the science guy. Determine which ...
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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 only take off your pullover without the garment below it?

One way to take off your pullover is to start lifting it at the hip, and then kind of rolling it over your head, and finally pull out your hands. This method does however require you turn the pullover ...
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Drying clothes: windy but cold outside vs warm(ish) inside?

Assuming that it’s dry outside, windy and cool is always better than stagnant air. The rate of evaporation depends on two factors: The absolute amount of water the air can hold and The difference ...
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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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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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How to label socks

It would still be some work, but maybe sewing a colored thread, just a few stitches, could do the trick. This would have the added benefit of not fading when being washed. And you could give each ...
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Changing pants in office bathroom

Buy a roll of "butcher paper" and keep it at home. Cut a square of paper (about 45 x 45 cm) from the roll each work day, fold it until it fits in your bag and take it to work. In the work ...
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How to tell a person their fly is down

You can be discreet about it. Generally, the most effective, and discreet, way to tell him would be to place one hand on his shoulder, and whisper it in his ear so that the others can't hear. This ...
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How to only take off your pullover without the garment below it?

Put your shirt into your pants Take off your pullover Pull your shirt out of the pants If the shirt is still moving up put your shirt round about into your pants. Just a simple trick :)
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Washing face towels

If you are acne-prone, you should change washcloths and towels very frequently, possibly every day, not just when you feel they are getting "dirty". My personal "hack" for a similar situation1 was ...
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How to dry shoes quickly after washing them?

Speaking from experience on the farm, during the winter months where our shoes/boots would get soaked from melting snow and needing them dry for the next day: putting them on/near a furnace register ...
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How to avoid food spill/stain on bedsheet?

Get a sturdy tray with a rim. I would recommend a model that can be cleaned easily (e.g. plastic) and is rather sturdy, so that it doesn’t warp or bend when it’s lifted up or set on the bed. That ...
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How to protect your shoes from bad smell?

In order to answer your question the first thing we need is to consider what causes your shoes in becoming bad in smell. Based on this link it states: Shoe odor is actually caused by the feet, ...
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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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It is very difficult to iron the clothes

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but with what an electric iron costs these days, the first thing to try is buying another one and not abusing it in the way this one has apparently been abused. I ...
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Keeping used/dirty clothes in suitcase

I always bring a large kitchen trash bag in my suitcase when I travel. At the end of each day, I put my dirty clothes in the trash bag (and close it, if it has a drawstring). When I re-pack my ...
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How to tell a person their fly is down

One way would be to tell the barista that your name is JellaShuhr FlaiDown (assuming he's wearing a yellow shirt). Then you just walk straight out of the coffee shop and go on with your day, knowing ...
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Is there a neater way to fold a shirt?

If you search for how to fold a shirt in under 2 seconds you'll find lots of videos and references on how to fold a shirt quickly without the need of anything but a shirt and a table (or flat surface)....
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