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I use a sheet of Magic Water Painting Paper by Kuretake. It costs about $5 Canadian for an 8½" x 11". It can be ordered online. I have been using the same sheet taped to a piece of plexi-glass for support for over two years. There's nothing to wear out. Magic Water Painting Paper It works with nothing but water as "ink." It uses the same principle as a "...


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Some receipts are printed on a thermal printer. This does not use ink, but heat to blacken the special thermal paper. If you leave the receipt where sunlight falls on it, it heats up the paper which darkens. Other printers use ink which is sensitive to light, which causes the ink to fade. So my hack is to keep the receipts away from the light, for example ...


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My favorite solution is actually no tool - having observed the surge of drinks that get served with a straw, I still remember when it was perfectly acceptable to drink either out of a glass, cup or from the bottle (if you need instructions, ask your friendly beer-drinker). A straw was a fancy extra for special occasions. In many cases, a straw is more of a ...


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Make an infinitely re-useable sheet of logogram paper. Here's how: Take a single sheet of printed grid paper to a local "Repro-Copy/Insta-Copy" print shop and get a same-size copy made on acetate transparency material. Done. Instructions for use: Lay the acetate grid on a sheet of white paper. Draw directly on the acetate with a dry-erase marker. Wipe ...


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For an artist, 5 pages a week is not much. Can you use lighter weight tracing paper with a copy of the printed grid under the semi-transparent sheet you're using? You can use very thin tracing paper which will cut your volume of waste.


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Scan them. If needed you can print the scanned document on acid free paper.


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I'd suggest obtaining a small dry erase whiteboard. I've seen these offered in office supply stores as small as A4. Use a permanent marker and ruler to mark your guidelines on the board, and allow time for the marker lines to cure, then do your writing practice with dry erase markers. Write, erase, repeat. Now, that said, I'm not certain dry erase ...


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If you can get your hands on a digital version of the grid paper, you can use any drawing app on a smartphone or tablet. When you edit the grid paper image, you can use your finger to draw the characters, but some smartphones and tablet support styluses as well, giving you a 'pencil' feeling. iOS has a built in option for this called 'Markup', since iOS 10. ...


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An alternative is to use a tablet PC. If you're using an android, try lecture notes. It is a quite good app for note taking and drawing and has a flexible system for creating own paper. If there does not exist a paper with your pattern yet, have a look in the XDA forums. There are some people that are quite skilled and may help you to create the paper ...


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I have seen several web pages mention that you can restore a faded receipt by applying heat to the back of the receipt, such as by using a hair dryer or holding it up to a light bulb. However, looking at some Youtube videos (such as this), this technique will not restore the receipt to how it was originally. Instead it will have the inverse effect - the ...


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My kids’ elementary school solved a similar problem with the help of a laminating machine. There are sets of worksheets for each lesson that every child needs to complete - mostly repetitive practice exercises, nothing that should be kept. So instead of printing/copying two dozen of each (which would quickly add up to hundreds and hundreds sheets of wasted ...


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Your idea for an archive seems as good as any.(It's similar to what I use.) Hack: Instead of a binder, consider using a document storage box (same size) for the pages holding your memorabilia. Being enclosed will give your original keepsakes added protection. Document boxes come in various widths and colours (for sorting or for matching your decor). ...


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@WeatherVane provided a thorough answer. I want to add that in case those techniques fail for some reason, you could make a backup by photocopying the receipts. Personally, I would then cut them into the same shape as the original receipt, so they're more similar to the original. Then, if the receipts do fade in a year or two (or five), at least you'll have ...


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Taken from here, though this diagram has been floating around the net for a while. The effect straw bans have on disabled people has been an issue since those started. Short version is that there's no good substitute. The existing options are either designed to be reusable, which creates obvious logistical problems, or are paper/pasta straws, which don't ...


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If the document is more valuable than the plywood attached to it: cut the plywood using a circular saw have a glass pane cut to the exact size of the plywood-and-document attach a frame to the plywood-and-document-and glass hang it up like a painting Done! :-)


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I've used this in the past: Start an organization process where you first have a filing cabinet. from there, keep a log of where all of your files are in that cabinet. put that log in a quick access folder which will tell you the exact location of each file. EX: 2017 Sales Summary: CAB 2, SHELF 3, SEC 12, DOC 6-18. This is great if you're in an office. It ...


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Welcome to LIFEHACKS ! ! ! Here's a hack for you if (for some inexplicable reason) you can't or won't work with anything other than the original folder to contain files. If you can not or will not enlarge the file folder, or change it, or divide its contents, or modify it in ANY way, you can or may reduce the individual pages in the folder using a ...


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When the contents of a file become overloaded, it is the result of a disorganized file with irrelevant or out-of-date (stale-dated) documents. It is time to split the file into more relevant ones that are smaller than the original. Use envelopes to contain like things within the file. Use dividers. Usually, dated materials can be put into one or more files ...


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The fastest way to do this is to contact your relative and see if they still have the original files they used to create that book. From the front page photo I'd say it's been made on a computer. Convert from {insert really old word processor package here} to a current format and you're done. The second fastest way of turning a stack of printed material ...


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