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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 clothes over the horizontal bars. Done. Stands almost entirely flat against the wall if you don't use it, comes in different sizes, is cheap and most people who ...


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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 just threw on to run to the corner grocery… but seems wasteful to throw in the laundry if you may need it again shortly. The advantage of using the ...


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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 which is easy to remove from your wardrobe. If you want to permanently use the wall mount then use this kind of wall mounts. Now, the below image shows how to ...


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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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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 shown in the picture. (Make it a reasonably tight fit, so the disk won't slide around inside this envelope, because paper is slightly abrassive, theoretically.) ...


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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 prolong the freshness of the bread. The things that I can think of are: Heat - Don't allow the bread to be in a warm / hot location, room temperature is fine. Light ...


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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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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 freezer. You don't have to thaw it out before using it. Sandwich goodies or your hands are usually enough to thaw. If not, let it sit a couple of minutes. It thaws ...


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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 addition, the left-half of the wardrobe is "reserved" for these articles. Once worn hoodies, sweaters, and folded outer-wear sits on the shelf above hanging clothes. ...


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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 your clothes/keychain/bag.


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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 heavy. Like watches, wallets, etc. Make a stack of books. Simply take a stack of books and place them at the end of the shelf. Also potted plants work to or ...


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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 fit. Many of these are either magnetic or nailed/screwed into a drawer or cabinet face, but they are just as easily glued to any storage container you have. ...


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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 from the simple S-shape (left) to full hangers (right)


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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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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 / freezer bag which you can then fit the foods into smaller gaps in the fridge. This is especially useful with chicken and other meats, you can split them up too so ...


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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 down the line when you want to retrieve the CD from the stack... you have to be quite careful not to scratch them... probably best for archive CDs that you won't ...


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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 case, in my opinion, though it doesn't seem to have an affect on the sharpness of the knife, since it's protected by the towel. I suppose I could stuff the case ...


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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, repeat until all of the pieces are stored. If you plan to eat the pizza in the next 24 hours, store it in the fridge. Any time longer than that, store it in ...


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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 will find that combines solid adhesion with easy removal. Sharpie is a permanent marker.


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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 when I'm too tired to deal with putting it away when getting undressed, so outer layers often end up there for a day or two. Whenever I do laundry (or ...


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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. However, the principles apply to laptop cables. One of the key points of the referenced paper is... Bendebility β and integrated curvature D are ...


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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 credits: instructables See more at: TP Roll Organizer Box instructable at instructables


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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 one, you can fashion one yourself out of a regular hangar and a couple clothespins. The idea is to just clip the waist to the hangar. Option 2: Duct tape The ...


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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 plates and bottles when possible (e.g. pour milk into a glass), use plastic containers/boxes (which are stackable) for separate items or instead of plates, use ...


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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 have to start in the middle, where there is less glue). Slide the handle "blade" down the length of the flap, dislodging the glue on both sides. Open the box ...


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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. Photograph the book through a sheet of glass to keep the spread pages flat. The glass becomes the subject image plane. Your camera will face toward the open book ...


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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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There's already an excellent answer on here but it's missing my favorite option: C-clamps. It doesn't work for every style but I really enjoy having my grandfather's old clamps propping up my collection.


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Wrap them around a cardboard egg carton. The type for 2.5 dozen eggs works even better I just took that picture. It has 3 strands of 100 lights apiece rolled around it. I then put the carton inside a cardboard box for storage.


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