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How to take attendance without my part and without disturbing the class

1) Quick verification for method one is to know the count of your students or maybe count how many chairs have remained empty. And check if the numbers fit with what you have in your attendance sheet. ...
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What to do with old contacts on phone that aren't used anymore?

Although it would take time, you could prefix all your older contacts with the word "OLD". For example: First name "OLD Joe" Last name "Blow" That way, you would keep the old contacts, but they ...
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How can I organize books of many sizes for usability?

I had a similar problem. I've got a modular bookcase where you can place the shelves at varying heights. To maximize the number of books, I placed the shelves quite close together. That led to issues ...
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How would one digitize a thick book into a PDF version in the most time-efficient way, using only a camera and a computer?

You can convert your book to a PDF in about as much time as it will take you to read it through, maybe a bit longer. You will need a sheet of glass to hold the book, spread open, facing downward. ...
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How to carry *one* SD card in a crowded knapsack without losing it?

If he carries a smart phone or tablet, that makes a fine place to install the Micro SD when it's not being used to transfer data to or from the school. He's a good bit less likely to lose such a ...
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Shared tools always getting lost

A place for everything and everything in its place. You mentioned that you tried to use Tile (an audible signal device) to locate items; but, that its efficiency is limited due to the high noise ...
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Preventing stuff from falling off moving shelves

Straps are a good idea. Run one horizontally across each level, at about half the height of the cans. The traditional solution (used e.g. on ships) is to put a strip across the front of each shelf. ...
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How to remember not to leave my USB key at the seminar room?

First of all, I don't think there's anything you can do to prevent it - you can improve your chances to remember. And so - Some ideas: Use reminders to remind you to take it at the end of the class ...
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How to remember not to leave my USB key at the seminar room?

Try an old memory hack called a checklist. There's a reason that mission-critical personnel use check-lists. Everything necessary is included Join the club. You're in good company—pilots, organizers, ...
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How to store organized multiple belts?

This is how I store mine: As you can see, I just thread the tip of the belt through the buckle a few times. The buckle keeps the spiral in place. This arrangement makes for compact, tidy storage. You ...
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How to prevent plugged-in vacuum cleaner cord from getting tangled?

If a non-accessible power outlet is the only option you have, I recommend you invest in a short extension cord, just long enough to reach from the original outlet to the floor (to allow the plugged ...
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Shared tools always getting lost

In the bicycle shop where I work, each tool board has its own colour of tape wrapped around every tool - this helps people to know where to replace tools when they're done using them. Another ...
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What's the best way to prevent water from collecting underneath a soap bar?

You can try putting a sponge in the soap dish and placing the soap on the sponge. The sponge performs 2 functions: it raises the soap above any collected water and it absorbs water from the soap.
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Preventing stuff from falling off moving shelves

You can use straps, Another solution could be to add a small net to the sides of the shelves. The milk cans might rattle around a bit, but they won't slip off the edges.. Yet another alternative ...
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Prevent laptop bag strap from adjusting

Permanent fix, (although if you do it right you can undo and redo if adjustment is needed): Sew through the part of the strap between where you adjust it and the D-ring below. If you do only a couple ...
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How to organize cleaning rags

I'm a fan of labeling fabrics (other than clothes) with a black permanent marker. On each of your rags, you can add a big capital letter: "D" for dusting "F" for floor "T" for toilet "B" for bikes I'...
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How to organize paper appliance and tool manuals?

I believe this question is ultimately about balancing conveniences; convenience of storage convenience of access convenience of searching/info retrieval If you have seldom used manuals, keep them in ...
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Hack to indicate a forward slash or backslash in a filename when those are reserved characters?

If you do not need it to look like a slash, you can use a different substitution character. If you want the character to actually look like a slash, you can use the division slash, unicode U+2215. The ...
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What is a good way to organise and identify keys on a keyring?

I used Washi Tape and used not only colors but patterns. For instance, my mailbox key has a brown polka dot pattern and my apartment key has a light green squiggles. Worked better for me than having ...
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How do I staple a few sheets of paper in the middle using a normal stapler?

1) Put the paper on a soft but firm surface like a piece of Styrofoam, or even a couple layers of corrugated cardboard (like from a cardboard box). 2) Open the stapler. Position the head where you ...
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How to keep a vertical row of multiple soap bars vertically instead of typical horizontal one-soap dish?

You could try pressing a round, flat, strong rare-earth magnet into the side or end of each of as many different soap bars you wish. The soft soaps in your photo will easily hold one securely. ...
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How to comfortably fold socks so that the design of the sock would be outside?

What you are showing is actually pretty fast way of folding socks once you get used to it (like tying your shoe laces - remember how difficult and time consuming it used to be). An easier version of ...
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How to remember not to leave my USB key at the seminar room?

In pouch of your bag that you put your remote in, in a place that you will see when putting your remote away, leave a note or something that will remind you to grab your dongle and put it in there too....
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How to store clothes to suit frequent movings?

Unusual situations call for unusual solutions. Being on-the-move is normal for many; but, most have a 'home base' where some things can be stored. This allows traveling light. You know this. A snail ...
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Prevent pens from falling out of shirt pocket

Firstly, the length of the pen should be less than the length of the pocket. Secondly, the grip of the holder should be tight enough to hold the cloth of the pocket.
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How to take attendance without my part and without disturbing the class

Break the roster into a few lists that each fit on one sheet. Sort the student numbers or names or whatever, so people can easily tell what sheet they are on. Lay these sheets out and let the arriving ...
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How to take attendance without my part and without disturbing the class

I make a set of labels or Cards and put them on a table at the entrance. I tell them to take the card with their name and put it in the box on the table. I then take them out of the box and post my ...
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What to do with old contacts on phone that aren't used anymore?

Contacts Smartphones have a Favorite contacts feature; marking all your current-in-your-life contacts as Favorite will allow you to have a smaller pruned list of people you regularly communicate with(...
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Where to store face mask at the office

If there are live viruses on your desk or in your drawers you should be concerned about transferring them to yourself even if you don't store your mask inside, if the mask is going to transfer bad ...
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How can I organize books of many sizes for usability?

One option for marking the spot a book has been removed from is to insert a token of some sort: tab made from a manila folder or card stock, plastic tab, bookmark with tassel, etc. When a related ...
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