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Hacks related to the storage or better storage of items.

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How can I organize books of many sizes for usability?

I have a collection of (physical) books that I plan on growing. I want to organize them in a way where I can easily find a book, remove it, and replace it in the same spot. I have books that are many ...
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Where to store face mask at the office

Here where I live, we are required to go with a face mask where social distancing isn't possible. So when out on the street I need to wear a mask. At work, I have my own cubical where no one is nearby ...
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Storing wooden doors in shed

We had someone else concrete garage as our storage but they had a water leak from the toilet upstairs and much of our stuff is going spoil, we took off the wooden doors as many people are in the house ...
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How to hide a little device for some years?

I have a small device (electronic cigarette), that I am not allowed to use any more, so I need to hide it for family reasons. However, I might use it again in the future so would like to leave that ...
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Retractable Thumb Drive is Stuck

I have been using my Retractable Thumb Drive for 10+ years. It is stuck and and tried pushing, pulling, praying --- nothing worked! How do I fix this?
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How to repurpose old fridge with broken compressor as ant-proof dry food storage?

I have an old refrigerator (the compressor died) and I would like to keep it as ambient room temperature pantry storage for food items which don't really need refrigeration, like coffee, dried food, ...
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How to improve air quality in an old storage room?

I am forced to use an old storage room for work as there is some really loud construction work going on in an adjacent building, located near my current working room. The problem is that the storage ...
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How can I prevent rubber from “melting”?

I was cleaning up my room when i found a box with old stuff, around 3 year old. I found my old earphones inside; the wires have become really sticky with parts of it "melted". I did some research and ...
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How can I prevent a receipt from fading?

I have seen a question here about how to restore a receipt that has faded. What I want to know is how to prevent receipts from fading in the first place. I have some receipts from a recent vacation ...
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Storing herbs, spices, coffee and tea in my Florida van? Temperature inside insulated bag inside insulated freezer

I live in South Florida where the summer sun has no mercy. I drive a new van and I've taken steps to keep the inside cooler during the day. I live in the van for weeks at a time and need to store ...
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Modify storage container to have adjustable positions for wooden divider

I want to modify this storage container to have adjustable positions for the wooden divider. I do not want to buy any other container, but to modify this one so I can adjust the position of the ...
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How to prevent cables getting intertwined

I have a problem that hopefully one of you wizards could address. When I pack up my work laptop at work everyday I pack the laptop first, then the power cable, then the mouse (with a cable). I do not ...
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How do I prevent stacked drinking glasses from sticking together?

I don't have enough shelf space for each glass to sit separately. I must stack them to fit. The problem is worse for some sets of drinking glasses than others. It might be because of their shape, ...
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How to carry a phone stylus in winter without losing it

I bought a stylus for playing Pokemon Go outside in the winter, when it's too cold to use my hands. I've been just keeping it in my coat pocket, the same as my gloves, but it keeps falling out. I ...
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How can I save my season dresses properly without any wardrobe and box?

I live in a little room don't have enough space for any wardrobe and box for saving clothes. I face difficulty when season off and I did not save my season dresses properly. So I waste a huge ...
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How to store opened PU sealant cartridges?

I usually have an opened, partially used 300 ml cartridge of polyurethane (PU) sealant around that I slowly use for various repairs. It's the type of cartridges used in a sealant gun. Now PU cures by ...
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Straightening curled in file-folders

Going to my workplace, I usually place file-folders in my bag (see figure 1). However, after some time of using this file-folder, the top and top-right are both curled into the middle (see figure 2), ...
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Long-term storage of personal belongings?

So I have a lot of stuff and a lot of space in my parent's house and and obviously, I want to move some of my stuff to them (mostly paperwork, some packaging, catalogues, etc. - typical "hoarding" ...
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Archiving digital documents for a long term usage [closed]

How I can be sure that we are able to read an .docx document in about 100 years? I have a large collection of documents on my hard drive (including letters, cv's and other stuff). I want them to be ...
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How to make sure a document stays long term readable?

In case of very long term storage, what are the ways to make sure that a document remains readable? I am thinking about a conservation in the order of magnitude of 100 years. I am interested in ...
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Box to store non-files in filing cabinet drawer

I recently acquired a vertical 4-drawer Letter-Sized hanging file cabinet. I thought it would free up so much space, seeing as I had so many bankers' boxes of files. It didn't work out that way. ...
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How to use Mail Storage (offline)

I'm interested in sending a copy of my hard drive (all data encrypted) to be physically stored away from my physical location, as a protection for archived data against loss from local physical ...
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Keeping books in an organized manner without using a bookshelf

I was looking to buy a bookshelf to store my books until after I saw that my neighbor friend bookshelf was attacked by white ants secretly, where he found almost half of the books were damaged. So, I ...
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How to store clothes to suit frequent movings?

My current lifestyle requires moving homes frequently. While I don’t own too many things, I am not a minimalist and I do have lots of clothes and equipment needed for different (outdoor) activities. ...
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How to store sea water as a souvenir for years

I recently visited the Aral sea and filled a plastic bottle with sea water. I want to keep it as a souvenir for years to come but I don't know what would be the best container. Ideally I would seal it ...
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How to remember not to leave my USB key at the seminar room?

I'm a university teacher, and for my presentations in class I often use a remote control, which is connected to the PC with a wireless USB dongle (see picture). After class, I am often tired and more ...
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How to comfortably fold socks so that the design of the sock would be outside?

I want to fold the socks so that I will be able to see their outer design and organize them nicely in the drawer. What I'm looking for: That they will be "connected" (not only rolled for example). ...
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Quicker alternative to twisty-tie on a bread bag?

It feels so inefficient that when I want to just get a slice of bread I have to completely untwist the tie on the bread bag, untwist the bag, get the slice out, twist up the bag, wrap the twisty-tie ...
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How to ensure thermal-paper receipt lasts many years?

I need to keep a purchase receipt for several years to ensure the extended warranty on my purchase. How should I store the receipt to make sure it lasts that long? I definitely need a physical receipt,...
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Glass container mess

I have glass containers have metal lids, that I use to keep all of my dry food in so the mice cant get them as we live in the country. Every time I open the jar the coffee, quinoa, or what ever flys ...
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Keeping flash drive safe in daily usage

Everyone has some things like, they should always have with them, mobile phone, wallet, calendar, etc. In my case, I also have a USB flash drive, where all my data is stored, which I need every day ...
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How can I better protect my laptop in my backpack? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a new laptop. This one is an investment as I intend to use it for consulting and moonlighting. I take my laptop with me commuting to and from work, as I've got opportunity during ...
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Where to put used-but-usable clothes (a.k.a. alternative to “The Chair”)?

We all know The Chair. The Chair where you put the clothes clean enough not to go in the laundry, but not enough to go back in the wardrobe. The Chair that looks like this: It exists because you ...
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What's a great way to store knives for me?

My situation: I have accumulated high-quality purpose-made knives which are difficult to store due to several factors: I have more than a few (23), and some (7) that I use quite often. I want them to ...
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How to organize cleaning rags

When i clean the house i have a rag for dusting, one for the floor. Sometimes one for the bikes outside. One for wiping down the toilet. I try to keep track, by remembering the color and where i ...
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How to remove print/ markings from small Eye Drops bottle for other use?

I am not sure what the material of these types of small bottles is composed of. I find they are most reliable when it comes to being Leak resistant for small quantity of liquids etc where I just ...
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How? Vertically holster electric shaver & beard/ hair trimmer suspended, maybe using shelf over bathroom counter?

Bathroom counter, with electrical socket, mirror & glass shelves on adjoining wall. Also, electric shaver at bottom of pic on Counter Electric trimmer, depicting shape etc Now, based on ...
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How to dry wet towels in a small bathroom?

The bathroom includes a toilet, a sink, a shower stall and a cabinet. The tile is from the floor to about 5ft / 1.5m in height. The bathroom door is 24" / 60 cm wide. There are currently no towel ...
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How to store books in less than ideal conditions?

It's not hard to find out how you should store books. Just Google "how to store books". Metal or sealed wood shelves, 50% humility, 60-75 °F, keep that constant, keep away from light, don't store in ...
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How can you store leftover collar stays (“bones”)?

Plastic "collar stays" are supposed to be removed from men's shirts when they are being washed and dried. I've been keeping mine in a small plastic bag on a closet shelf above my dress shirts. The ...
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How do you make your beverage ice cold much quicker? [duplicate]

When I put my beverage in the freezer, I have to wait at least an hour or more for it to get ice cold. Is there a hack to make your beverages ice cold within a much shorter time?
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What is the best way to tape a cardboard box?

While moving recently, my wife and I had a lengthy discussion on where tape should be placed on a box in order to maximize strength while using the least amount of tape possible. Assuming we already ...
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How to find out what size storage is needed?

I am moving and need to store most of my belongings in a (mobile) storage locker. The trouble is I don't know what size to rent. I need to save as much money as possible so would like the smallest ...
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How to fix plastic hinges, or prevent them from breaking?

It's all too common that plastic flaps on various devices and storage containers break off. Over time, the thin plastic hinge gets weak from repeated use, and snaps. A common place this seems to ...
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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?

I have a: DSLR camera (Canon EOS) + no tripod Latest commercial version of Adobe Acrobat A computer with Internet connection Frugal character I also own a physically printed and bound book of over ...
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Storing bags while in the city

When visiting the city from the suburbs, I'll often spend most of the day there, shopping, eating and engaging in similar fun activities. I'll usually take a backpack in which might have water in it, ...
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Unfreeze super glue stuck in bottle nozzle

I have a super glue bottle. The glue inside it is fine, but it has frozen in the nozzle part, that makes it useless. How to fix this ? Thanks
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How should I store clothes to prevent animal damage and smell?

We are moving across a continent, and planning on staying with relatives until we rent an apartment or house. As such, we decided to only keep a few items like clothes and computer, in a suitcase, ...
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Throwing away personal memoribilia [closed]

After my parents died and I emptied their apartment I am left with a considerate amount of moving boxes with memorabilia: These include among other things: photos of my parents and me and my brother ...
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Safe storage of blender blades

I bought a couple replacement blades for an Osterizer blender, to find something that's better for smoothies. My wife stuck them in the knife drawer, as I discovered when I went to find a pizza ...