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25 (more) clever ideas to make life easier

25 (more) clever ideas to make life easier
. We heard you loud and clear. When we published our first list of clever ideas to make life easier last year, we received an overwhelming response. So without further ado, here’s another 25 ingenious household tips and organisational tricks that will have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” Source: Got an empty kitchen shelf? Source: Wall mount cutlery trays and add a cup hook in each compartment for brilliant jewelery storage. Source: Avoid messy dresser drawers by “filing” your clothing side-by-side instead of stacking items on top of each other. Photo: William Warby on Has putting Toy Story on constant repeat finally taken its toll? Source: Packing tip: Protect breakables such as wine bottles or food containers with children’s inflatable floaties. Source: Rather than bundling them in your drawer, loop tights over a coathanger and store them in your wardrobe. Source:

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DIY Your Own Voice Controlled Lights Two quick things: There is a thriving knockoff market for Arduino boards and shields on eBay (a nano clone is less than $10) and many are pretty good quality. For a lot of my single purpose projects, I've started using Arduinos to program ATTiny chips rather than dedicating a dev board - works for more projects that I expected and the dedicated cost is ~$2 for the chip + whatever components you need. A single AVR shield can be used as a central command and could communicate to your projects all over the house, (you'd probably need zigbee or some form of network access on your projects). I haven't messed with the AVR, but I'd bet you could rig multiple inputs from all over the house and it'd serve as part of the master brain.

Smart tips to make life easier {Part 2} (35 photos) Posted on October 25, 2012 in Humor Rate this Post Loading ... So... Why We Itch (And How to Stop It) They’re itchy, they’re scratchy, and they’re not going away just because mosquito season is coming to a close. Everybody itches, but we all scratch for different reasons whether it be bug bites, rashes, allergic reactions, or that chunky wool sweater grandma gave us. There are many different triggers that cause those annoying irritations, so here we look at four reasons we itch, how and why they occur, and what we can do to stop them. Itchy and Scratchy Show — The Need-To-Know If scratching is bad for us, then why do we do it so impulsively? Our bodies are filled with nerves, and some nerve fibers are sensitive to touch, pain, or itch.

Four Homemade Cleaners This was easier than I thought it would be. One of Betsy’s goals for the year was to ditch some of our standard cleaners that we use around the house and make them! Honestly, I was a bit skeptical about this project mainly because I wasn’t sure that homemade cleaners would really get the job done. And my lovely wife is a bit of a neat freak so there’s no way she would use something that didn’t perform well. So a couple of weekends ago she went out and bought a few staple ingredients and some empty spray bottles and we spent a few minutes mixing up four different homemade cleaners that have since replaced 90% of the cleaners we use around the house. For the last few weeks we’ve been using them now and I’ve been so impressed by how well they are working, I thought I’d share them all with you in case any of you are interested in ditching the chemicals.

20 brilliant things to make in a jar Via: Start saving your old jam jars! From cakes to herb gardens, pies to photo frames, and even entire meals … here are 20 fantastic things you never knew you could make with a jar. (Above: red velvet cupcakes in a jar. Get the recipe here). Build Your Own Electronically Powered Self-Watering Plant System For those that want an off-the-shelf option I bought one of these and I love it for the most part: The reservoir is 6.6 gal so it is huge which is a good and bad thing. Also it is gravity based so somehow you have to manage to lift the 6.6 gal box above all your plants. I ended up using a wood TV tray on top of my plant table and it worked great. Another thing that some people might not like is that all your plants need to be next to the watering box because you end up creating a big loop for the watering hose that goes into every plant.

Smart tips to make life easier Posted on February 24, 2012 in Humor If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Facebook or Twitter . Thanks for visiting! Rate this Post (16 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5) How to Remember Everything I’m in the middle of research for this article when I need to get something from another room. By the time I finish my five-second climb up the stairs, I’ve completely forgotten what it was I wanted and freeze until it hits me that I was grabbing my notebook... and some Mentos. I think. Memory loss is a natural symptom of aging, but it starts way before the grey hair and dentures — possibly when we’re as young as 20 . Some researchers blame forgetfulness on our tweeting and Googling, suggesting that multitasking and a constant influx of information may be hurting our memory . Other parts of our lifestyle, like snooze time and working out also play a key role .

16 Refrigerator Hacks For The Most Organized Fridge Of Your Life! Life DIY NEXT PAGE 16 Refrigerator Hacks For The Most Organized Fridge Of Your Life! by momog30 from Different Solutions Page 1 of 4 Co-written by Rozin Abbas: One of my biggest pet peeves is a disorganized fridge. BISSELL Clean Team Blog » Pet Fire Safety By BISSELL|Lifestyle Did you know? Pet Fire Safety Day happens once a year on the 15th of July. Hack Your Door to Lock and Unlock via Text Message @hahn: I don't know about all that. With the right safeguards in place, I think this would be secure enough for my tastes: 1. Ensure it only responds to messages from ones' own phone. (Perhaps with a log of attempts from other users.) 2.

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