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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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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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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")?

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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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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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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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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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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Way to carry a wedding band on your person when it's not on your finger

Get a very small S-biner. Attach it somewhere on your person, and attach your wedding band to the other side as needed. Shown below is a picture of this on a belt loop, holding keys instead of a ...
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How can I identify a pure cotton cloth?

Simple technique to test natural fibers like cotton and silk against synthetic. Find a thread of the cloth sticking out and using a lighter, burn the end. If it burns to ashes, its is natural. If on ...
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What causes these marks on my chinos, and how can I get rid of them?

These problems are actually connected. The first problem is that the cotton used is very likely short staple, so as not to say cheap, low weight, low quality cotton. That represents a systemic ...
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How to dry clothes without clothes line or laundry dryer

I don’t recommend any method that leaves wet laundry in a pile - if you are lucky, it will just take quite long, but more likely than not you will end up with a stinky humid pile that needs rewashing ...
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Fasten silicone glasses holder to arm of the glasses

You missed a loop. Two, in fact, on each end of the glasses holder cord. Bend the elastic loop in half and put one arm of the glasses through both loops of the "8" formed by the bent loop. For ...
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How to prevent my jeans from falling when I have no belt?

A belt is just a device to apply tension to the waist of a pair of pants. Several items can be used to gain the same benefit. Depending on your exposure to customers, coworkers and dress codes some ...
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Changing pants in office bathroom

Put something disposable on the floor, like newspapers. Or get something like a camping or yoga mat cut in half (but be sure which is the clean side and which is the dirty one). You might need to ...
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Changing pants in office bathroom

Dirty floor? One cardboard box, killed, laid flat on the floor. It will present a suitably large surface, is sufficiently waterabsorbing to not get soaking wet immediately, and can be disposed easily. ...
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How do I prevent/fix holes in the front pockets of my jeans?

Preventative maintenance is the answer - when you buy a new pair of pants, put an iron-on patch on the inside of your pockets. I realize that most of us don't think about worn spots on a brand new ...
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