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 clothes over the horizontal bars. Done.
Stands almost entirely flat against the wall if you don't use it, comes in different sizes, is cheap and most people who ...
A thing I have found is to get a key ring, large enough to be able to pass through the the jeans' button.
What I did was to
Pass it through the zipper-hook.
Zip the zipper all the way up
Hook the ring through the jeans' button.
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 just threw on to run to the corner grocery… but seems wasteful to throw in the laundry if you may need it again shortly.
The advantage of using the ...
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 which is easy to remove from your wardrobe.
If you want to permanently use the wall mount then use this kind of wall mounts.
Now, the below image shows how to ...
My father always told me to use hydrogen peroxide to clean bloodstains from clothing.
I've done that many times; it works :)
Howstuffworks.com also recommends using it -- they also explain how it works:
The hydrogen peroxide found in many medicine cabinets for the
treatment of wounds behaves comparably to the bleach we add to washes.
When applied to ...
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
Determine which location will be more efficient (easier, better, faster, etc.) by taking two identical cake pans filled with the same amount of water and placing each in the locations ...
More than the material used, it is the techniques that determines the tightness of a knot.
One of the safer shoe lace knots is the reef knot (with loops to ease opening). Unfortunately many people, including myself, only learned how to make a granny knot, which is not as secure and easily gets loose.
Both knots are extremely similar:
Reef knot (left ...
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 out the chaff from the edges of the hole.
(if you don't own a drill, you could go to your local home depot - they often have test drills...be discrete....or......
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, and the other side with one of your hand, while the other hand is holding the pliers) and point the nail to the spot you want to make a hole, and push into the ...
In-built lock. Its already there on your zip. Just check it.
Most of the jeans zips now come with In-built lock. When you zip just make sure that zip-hooker is placed vertically Down (this will lock the zip.) Just try to open the zip with hook placed down. It won't open Just like below image.(Zip hook placed vertically down here.)
If you zip and don't keep ...
Of course its best to avoid this altogether. So having a hanky ready (that is outside of a container) and close to your hand (e.G. in your jackett/coat pocket) and apply directly after/during ejaculation will reduce the amount of situations where leftovers are on clothes. If you happen to have this kind of sex regularly this should be a permanent preparation....
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 inside out afterwards.
As you lift it from the waist, instead of pulling it directly off from the top, any garment under usually stays put. You could tuck ...
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 in humidity between the laundry and the air around it.
While cooler air can hold less water than warmer, the relative humidity inside is very often way higher ...
How much time do you have? I can save you a lot of effort...
Take your shirt and thoroughly wet it in the sink/tub.
Wring/squeeze all the water out of it that you can.
Toss it in the dryer with a (clean, dry) towel or two.
Dry for 10-20 minutes, depending on material.
Put your shirt on.
Just throwing it in the dryer works somewhat, but wetting it down ...
Depending on the type of hole, you may be able to plug it with silicone. Vendors sell silicone (primarily for cars) in squeezable tubes.
Dry your shoe thoroughly and apply the silicone to the hole.
Try to fill the entire hole.
If the hole goes all the way through the shoe, then also try the duct tape on the inside to provide another layer of protection.
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 addition, the left-half of the wardrobe is "reserved" for these articles. Once worn hoodies, sweaters, and folded outer-wear sits on the shelf above hanging clothes.
Soak them in cold water immediately to prevent the blood from setting. Then scrub with washing soda (wear gloves) to loosen any that remains from the cloth.
After rinsing thoroughly, you can machine-wash on a cold cycle with additional washing soda and/or boosters as normally needed by your local water.
Inspect carefully before drying: if stains remain, ...
Level 1: Soak in cold water for an hour and rub it. It will loosen the stain on the fabric. Then agitate with detergent soap /liquid on that area, rinse with cold water and dry in shadow.
Level 2: If the above step fails, Rub the stained area with dishwasher soap and wash thoroughly with cold water. These are little more powerful than launders.
Level 3: If ...
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 family member its own color (or possibly two; one for light colored socks, and one for dark colored socks).
I use something like this:
You lay the shirt on it, fold in the sides, then the bottom, and you have a nice, flat, pretty perfectly folded shirt. Once you get the hang of it, you can fold a lot of shirts pretty quickly.
As mentioned before there are commercial products available to solve this problem:
But that would be expensive and wouldn't be a proper life hack.
To save a little money you could just re-purpose an old pair of suspenders, you should be able to find them in thrift stores, provided you don't have a significant hipster population in your area...
Here's a neat trick that's actually been around for thousands of years. All you need is a bit of rope (enough to wrap around your waist plus a bit extra). Seriously, don't underestimate what you can do with rope.
Pull your pants up a bit above where you'd normally wear them. Take the rope and wrap it around your waist, a few inches below the top of your ...
Since everyone rely on having a dryer (which I don't have) I'll suggest a different solution.
You can carefully fold the shirt and sit on it, your body temperature will do the rest. You have to wait a while though... I used to do this before going out: we met at my place, dine and then leave. While dining the shirt was on the chair I was sitting on. It will ...
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 from the simple S-shape (left) to full hangers (right)