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#1 Steven P.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 13:12

Was reminded of this from a Facebook status just now.

 

Razor blades:

To get more use out of those expensive replacement blades, dry it after each use. You'll get much more usage out of it.

 

Post yours :p




#2 Nick H.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 13:22

Two that I found on the Internet that work well:
  • Put your shower nozzles/taps in a bag filled with white vinegar and leave overnight. It will descale them well.
  • To remove the odour from the inside of your shoes, put rolled up newspaper in them and leave them overnight.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 13:33

If you make beer and it goes wrong and becomes vinegar, don't chuck it, use it for descaling the kettle.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 13:48

Use newspaper with window cleaner instead of clothes for a streak free finish

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 14:18

Put dryer sheets under the seats in your car to remove any bad smells.

At the ends of most Tinfoil and Saran wrap packages are two tabs you can push in, this will prevent the rolls from falling out.

When using a plunger to unclog the toilet, push the plunger over the hole slowly all the way down, then pull back fast.  Don't try and push the clog down, pull it up.

 

In some electronic devices that require two batteries, you can sometimes get away with using 1 (if you don't have two) and using a paper clip in place of the second battery.  This will complete the circuit (the device will die faster than using two). 

 

When microwaving popcorn pop it in the bag and also put in a glass/mug of water.  The moisture from that water will prevent the popcorn from drying out.

When making popcorn, don't worry about buying the butter flavor (usually just a powder/cheap mixture) you can get better results by metling butter and pouring it over the popcorn.

 

When in a meeting or around others (as a male) try to make yourself as big as possible.  Be it sitting up with your shoulder back, or leaning back with your elbows out.  This increases the testosterone levels, and makes you feel more confident and project more confidence to others.

 

To stop shyness, or help with shyness, try and approach at least 1 situation per day and do the opposite of what you normally would.  If a roommate has friends over, and you normally stick to your room go out and say hi, even if it is just a quick hey how are you.  If you see someone needing help and you would normally walk by, offer to help.  By doing 1 a day you can remain in your comfort zone, while still going out of it.

 

Those are the ones I've heard and remembered off the top of my head, I am sure I've read more.. but for those are the ones that came to mind.



#6 OP Steven P.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 14:21

At the ends of most Tinfoil and Saran wrap packages are two tabs you can push in, this will prevent the rolls from falling out.

I will check this in a bit (Y)



#7 Nick H.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 14:50

I will check this in a bit (Y)

It's true, but I've always found them to be useless, the roll still flies out of the container. :laugh:

#8 Liana

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 14:51

Wrap twist ties over multiple cables for easy cable grouping and management. 41_B0chs_Kwg_L_SY300.jpg

For a quick and simple nail/stud finder, attach a string to a strong magnet, like a hard drive magnet, and sweep gently across a wall.



#9 Nick H.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 14:53

Oh, and keep a few toilet rolls around once the toilet paper is used up. I use mine for holding wrapping paper together in my cupboard, but they also work well for keeping cables together in storage.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 14:57

They also make great bong replacements. just say'in :)

Oh, and keep a few toilet rolls around once the toilet paper is used up. I use mine for holding wrapping paper together in my cupboard, but they also work well for keeping cables together in storage.

 



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 15:00

:punk:

 

Looking forward to seeing where this goes.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 15:15

Skateboards are great for moving heavy objects such as fridge freezers, washing machines / tumble driers, cupboards etc. Incredibly useful, especially if you're moving the object on your own.

 

You don't need a fancy one, any will do. I bought a skateboard for £15 over twelve years ago and it still gets used when something heavy needs shifting.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 15:23

Use newspaper with window cleaner instead of clothes for a streak free finish

 

That's a real old one that no one I tell it to will believe!! Best way in the world to clean glass/windows! :)

 

Going to have to try that newspaper in smelly shoes trick on my kids shoes!! Does it have to be newspaper or can you use ads that come in the mail type stuff!



#14 Nick H.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 15:30

Going to have to try that newspaper in smelly shoes trick on my kids shoes!! Does it have to be newspaper or can you use ads that come in the mail type stuff!

I used newspaper and it worked. I'm pretty sure it needs to be paper rather than glossy pages from a magazine, something about absorbtion of moisture if I remember correctly.

Here's one that I was shown when I was visiting Ireland. I bought a charger in Portugal, so it has two prongs instead of the UK's 3 prongs. Normally this means you can't plug the charger in to a UK socket because of a safety mechanism in the top hole of the socket. The solution? Get a matchstick and stick it in to the top hole. You'll feel a bit of pressure and something will click. While the match remains there you will be able to plug your european charger in to the plug.

In fairness, I seem to remember knowing this years ago, but like many things it got lost to the ages. So just in case it's happened to anyone else, there you go!

#15 #Michael

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 15:34

Was reminded of this from a Facebook status just now.

 

Razor blades:

To get more use out of those expensive replacement blades, dry it after each use. You'll get much more usage out of it.

 

Post yours :p

 

You can also store the razor in baby oil/mineral oil in between uses.  That will help it last a lot longer.  Be warned though that the comfort strip on the razor will come off from the oil.