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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Where to put used-but-usable clothes (a.k.a. alternative to "The Chair")?

When I first met the guy who is now the spousal unit he didn't have a lot of furniture. In fact in the bedroom he had a bed and a step ladder. He used the stepladder as a wardrobe till he got a real ...
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How to prevent cables getting intertwined

Firstly, yes there is a cosmic law that covers cable entanglement... or at least there are papers that propose one. Such papers do concentrate on cables under a desk becoming spontaneously entangled....
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How can I organize Micro SD Cards?

The credit card microSD card holder suggested by mattdm inspired me to make this. It's part of a foam insert from a cheap cell phone case. A lot of different products come with this common packaging ...
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How to make sure a document stays long term readable?

Have a look to this document about archiving instructions for state archives in Geneva municipalities: RECUEIL DE DIRECTIVES POUR L'ARCHIVAGE DANS LES COMMUNES GENEVOISES. On page 10, chapter 6. The ...
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What is the best way to tape a cardboard box?

How to securely seal a cardboard box with tape Before you put anything into a cardboard box, you should tape up the bottom of the box. If you don’t, and only fold the bottom of the box flaps over ...
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How to dry wet towels in a small bathroom?

Use a temporary towel dowel. After you use the towel, hang it from the end of a wood dowel with the centre balanced on the shower stall door and the opposite end against the ceiling of the shower ...
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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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Safe storage of blender blades

Osterizer™ blades exactly fit the standard regular-mouth "Mason" jar dimensions. They were part of the standard sizes agreed upon by manufacturers of canning and food processing equipment back in 1868....
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Safe storage of blender blades

If you have the plastic top from a spray can of paint, you could insert the sharp end of the blades into it. Use some tape or cling wrap to keep the top on the blades. You could also use a paper cup, ...
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How to store books in less than ideal conditions?

Know thy enemy Your books worst enemy is of course, humidity. Humidity is also conditio sine qua non for the dreaded mold that will happily munch on the cellulose leaving behind not much in the way ...
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How to dry wet towels in a small bathroom?

Could you attach towel hooks to the back of the door? Depending on the warmth of the room, you don't necessarily need the towels to be completely unfolded for them to dry adequately, so any small door ...
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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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What's a great way to store knives for me?

A knife block? - is there any reason why you don't want this option?
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Where to put used-but-usable clothes (a.k.a. alternative to "The Chair")?

This is not particularly discreet but it is neater than The Chair and offers excellent ventilation for the clothes. I used it when I was in college for Yesterday's Clothes To Throw On If There Is A ...
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How to ensure thermal-paper receipt lasts many years?

Personally, I recommend to picture the receipt and store it digitally. Alternatively, you can scan it and reprint it on a regular paper. If you insist on preserving the original receipt, you can ...
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