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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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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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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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How can I organize Micro SD Cards?

I believe the most efficient way is to use a pillbox, like this one: This is what I do. They are pretty strong, have enough space and they are very cheap. There are many different kinds, if you fancy....
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How to keep bread fresher for longer

It's all about location, location, location! There are a couple of things that will aid the growth of mold and bacteria and it is best to try and prevent these conditions being met in order to ...
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How to store loose CDs and other discs without scratching them?

I always use standard A4 printing paper. Very cheap and available almost anywhere. Put each disk on a piece of paper, right at the centre. Then fold the long edges, next fold the short edges, like ...
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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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How to keep bread fresher for longer

Use the freezer. It works well. I know you said you don't like to do that, but that's what I do. Whenever we buy bread, whatever kind it is, if it has been out a couple of days I put it in the ...
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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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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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Keeping flash drive safe in daily usage

There are USB flash drives that that are designed to be carried on a key chain (or necklace). If you can't or don't want to invest in a new drive, get a small pouch which can be securely attached to ...
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How to hide a little device for some years?

If you are willing to make an investment, consider hiding your paraphernalia in plain view! Make a personal statement to any and all to see that you have taken the challenge to make a commitment to ...
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What is a good makeshift bookend?

Low Energy Methods: Take a vase or large jar and fill it with marbles or coins. This is decorative and cheap. Take a clear container and add some of your favourite or needed stuff, make sure they are ...
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Looking for a solution to store and carry my knife

I improvised my own case for my knife. 1. Wrap it in a towel: 2. Put the towel-wrapped knife in a pencil case, and close it: This seems to work, even though the knife is a little too loose in the ...
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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 prevent ice cream from melting without a refrigerator?

Buy a thermos, they are generally cheap and they help insulate things to stay cold, not just hot! P.S Also put some ice in the thermos to have extra coldness.
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How can I maximize my refrigerator space when storing so many foods?

Firstly for new foods that you've not yet opened - open them. Take them out of their packaging which can be somewhat bulky and unnecessary and put them in something smaller such as a sandwich / ...
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How to store loose CDs and other discs without scratching them?

I use a CD "spindle" - you get them when you buy bulk blank CDs and DVDs. It tidies them up and keeps them relatively scratch free. However, whilst it keeps them tidy it just transfers the problem ...
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How to keep leftover pizza tasting fresh

Storage Get an airtight plastic container and line it with paper towels. Place a piece of pizza on the paper towels, then place some more paper towels on top. If you have more than one piece of pizza, ...
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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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Neatly open cereal box

When I'm opening a new box of cereal, I have a spoon in my hand/nearby already. Turn the spoon around so that the handle is sticking out. Place the handle between the top flaps of the box (you may ...
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Where to put used-but-usable clothes (a.k.a. alternative to "The Chair")?

I have a laundry basket I keep next to my dirty laundry baskets specifically designated for this (the little one on the left, below). It's also a convenient place to dump clothing instead of the floor ...
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How can I prevent a receipt from fading?

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 ...
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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 do I stop my cables from getting tangled inside my box?

If you have some empty tubes, you can store each cable inside the tube by keeping them separated. In example you can use inner cardboard tube from kitchen roll, wrapping paper or toilet paper. Image ...
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How can I organize my chest freezer?

The solutions I endorse: Notable methods from Quick Tips for Organizing the Deep Freezer Using freezer or other storage bags or crates. Many of you commented about using reusable bags in your chest ...
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How do I avoid wrinkles in dress pants placed on a hanger?

Option 1: Use pants hangars Not a hack, but they make hangers designed for this. Assuming your closet is tall enough, you can just let them hang down fully without the fold. If you don't want to buy ...
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How can I maximize my refrigerator space when storing so many foods?

Few tips of maximising space in your refrigerator: always use its tall door shelf for tall items and drinks only, squash plastic bottles if possible, so more bottles can fit next to it, use smaller ...
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How can I organize Micro SD Cards?

You could get a piece of cardboard and cut Mirco SD sized holes into it and then write what each one is above or below its respective hole. You'd need to put a backing on the card so that the SD ...
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