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Driving into garage where there is little room for error?

A common solution I have seen is to have a tennis ball (or similarly soft item) that can be hung from the ceiling. (You may be able to purchase a kit made for this purpose.) With the assistance of ...
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Driving into garage where there is little room for error?

Some trucks and buses have a mirror to eliminate the front blind spot. Reverse the principle - attach any old mirror to the wall/ceiling. Might need a bit of trial and error (and a tall friend) to ...
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Driving into garage where there is little room for error?

You can purchase/make a parking stopper for your car. If you are going to make one, get an old piece of carpet and short piece of wood at least 1 inch in diameter. The carpet needs to be long enough ...
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What is a good way to organise and identify keys on a keyring?

I have added notches to the side of the key head in the past. One of the advantages to using this method is that you can find the correct key in the dark. Start with this: Take a file to the edge of ...
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Driving into garage where there is little room for error?

This, put into the floor or block of wood. Drive up to it, just till you tap it. Then stop. Resist the urge to back up. Edit - I changed from a driveway marker image to my 'in the wild' image from ...
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What is a good way to organise and identify keys on a keyring?

Since I have lots of different color permanent markers, but not lots of different colors of nail polish, I use my wife's clear nail polish. Mark the key up with the sharpie - I usually put a dot on ...
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Driving into garage where there is little room for error?

Another option, if you find it hard to build a movable stick, fasten the parking stopper, or don't trust the tennis ball, is to make a bumper or fender on the wall. I.e. one made out of foam padding ...
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What is a good way to organise and identify keys on a keyring?

I've often seen people solving this problem by using colored key caps. But if you are like me and want to avoid extra weight/volume, you can use dot stickers. Stick one on each side for faster lookup....
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Driving into garage where there is little room for error?

I like marking the wall with something (e.g. permanent marker) to line up with the mirrors. Just park the car carefully, then mark on the wall where your wing mirror is, then in future just drive ...
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What is a good way to organise and identify keys on a keyring?

Coloring the keys is a good way to go. For coloring I would suggest nail polish, which is quite durable. Other spray paint might be tried as well, but nail polish is really accessible and easy to ...
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How can I fit more dishes in my microwave at once?

You can use a microwave safe mug or cup to elevate one of the bowls or plates. Image from Pinterest This works much better with bowls because plates will slip and slide more.
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Driving into garage where there is little room for error?

The solution lies in almost crashing into the wall without damaging the car. This can be achieved by mounting a light movable stick to the wall, or very close to the wall. Attach something visible ...
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How to avoid losing keys/phone/wallet?

<click> ⤴ Have you tried putting your phone on a leash? Seriously. Tether all your stuff to your belt loop and you won't be leaving it everywhere.
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How can I temporarily label storage bins

You can buy these replaceable label holders which allow you to slide a small card into the slot and write whatever you like on it. You can then slide the label out and replace it as often as you see ...
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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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Prevent cables and wires from twisting

The simple answer is to untangle them and be careful when adding and removing cables. When you first plug everything in, make sure the cables aren't crossed. Move from left to right or top to bottom. ...
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How can I keep my desktop computer's cables neat?

One idea is to use the paper clips to organise your cables. To know which item uses which cable, use bread tags to put a label at both ends of every wire and cable. If you're looking for more ...
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What is a good makeshift coin holder or organizer?

I use a hot chocolate tin with a slit in the lid: Pot - Mad For Tools, Knife - Barnitts and Stanley, Powder - WISEGeek Finished: For me, the slit needs to be 30mm long and 4mm wide (to accommodate ...
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Homemade car CD holder

Use your current cd holder, but put a strip of masking tape on each page. Use a marker to write the title of the cd on each strip of tape. Another trick would be to put the cd's in order. Before you ...
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Cable organisation when travelling

You mentioned using clear plastic bags for your cables. I've been doing this for years. I use one cable per bag, to prevent tangling. (It works even better if you leave the ends sticking out of the ...
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How can I temporarily label storage bins

Blue painters masking tape. Sharpie. Blue painters tape is a paper tape like regular masking tape but it is designed to remove cleanly without leaving residue. It's probably the best solution you ...
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What is a good way to organise and identify keys on a keyring?

You could try to group them together in small clusters based on your daily activity, and even put them in a sequence based on step by step usage. Add a label rather than a color on each key, ...
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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 to pick up small metal objects from the floor

The best choice is to use a magnet. All you have to do is is get a magnet bar that is about the length of five of your washers (bigger is better). Now just run the magnet over the washers and it will ...
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Organising ties in closet

You can use a tie rack or make your own. The core concept is pretty simple: instead of hanging your ties on a line (like a clothes hanger), hang them in a grid. Here's an example of one that is ...
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What is a good way to organise and identify keys on a keyring?

I use order and memory. Start by removing any keys you don't need on your keyring. They're just adding to the bulk from the off. I order my keys by frequency of use and by direction where one way ...
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What is a good way to organise and identify keys on a keyring?

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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 should I deal with boxes for appliances?

If they are empty, Smaller boxes into bigger boxes, this way you can save a lot of room. Just stack as much as possible. Depending on how many boxes of different sizes you have you might end up with 2 ...
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