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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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Ηow can I keep my jeans' zippers from unzipping on their own?

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 ...
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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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How to clean blood from white clothes

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 ...
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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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How to quickly dry wet sneakers?

You could try to fill it with paper (e.g. newspaper), then you could put them in front of blower. If the paper gets wet, replace it (or use the fan if you have one).
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How do I securely tie my shoes?

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, ...
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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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Ηow can I keep my jeans' zippers from unzipping on their own?

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 ...
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How to quickly remove stains made of semen from clothes

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 ...
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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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How to remove creases from my shirts without ironing?

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 (...
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Is there any way to fill in a hole in my shoe - so it is waterproof?

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. ...
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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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Removing blood from colored 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-...
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How to quickly remove stains made of semen from clothes

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 ...
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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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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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What's the best way to keep your shirt tucked in?

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 ...
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