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Reusing Tea Bags: The Good, The Bad, and the Green
image:0e460143a263085d41447dcc7ed31ff4df47737b w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" As most avid tea drinkers will tell you, if you are using tea bags, you can get extra use out of them if you are willing to do so. Most people just chuck them into the trash, compost heap, or recycling bin, but saving them for your next tea is also an interesting idea.The first thing that you should know is that it’s fine to reuse tea bags.
Oct 26, 2022
How to Make the Battery Last Longer On Your MacBook
Laptops have become an indispensable part of life. With busy schedules and long commutes (and especially now that many things in life are virtual!) your laptop is likely your most crucial accessory. The MacBook has quickly risen to the top of the pack when it comes to laptops, but over time, the battery on your MacBook can suffer a shorter life than when you first purchased it. In this article, we’ll give you some tips and tricks for how to make the battery last longer on a MacBook.
Jul 7, 2022
Tricks to Stacking Any Washer & Dryer to Save Space
When you don’t have a large kitchen or enough space for all of your appliances, it’s time to get creative. You’ll have to find space where you can salvage it, optimize your kitchen for maximum efficiency, so that it works, looks good, and still doesn’t feel cramped. The placement is also important, since you don’t want the washer and dryer column towering over your dinner table.
Jul 16, 2020
10 Benefits of Having Both a Mac & PC
For the last few months, I’ve had access to both a Mac and a PC. While I’ve been migrating my files over to my new Mac, I still use my PC most of the time. Each computer has different functions and they allow me the best of both worlds, without having to sacrifice much.If you’re wondering how to transfer files quickly over to your new laptop, then using a direct cable connection is the fastest way. Here is how we transfered over gigabytes of files.
Mar 11, 2020
Tech Pet Life: Keeping Cats Off Your Laptop
If you’ve got a cat and a laptop, you’ve probably found your kitty lounging about near or on your laptop (or just on computers in general). While we understand that cats enjoy sitting on something warm, it’s kind of funny and annoying at the same time. I can’t remember the number of times that I’ve shushed my own cat Yoda off my laptop. What can you do to stop this behavior?Sure, finding your cat on your laptop is funny.
Dec 4, 2019
Using a Rice Cooker As a Slow Cooker
No matter where you are and what you are doing, there’s always a way to hack something in your kitchen so that you can prepare almost any dish. While a rice cooker isn’t really made to be used as a slow cooker, it can double as one if you don’t have anything else that will do the job.Recently, I had bought a gigantic pork roast that I planned on cooking. Currently I live in Asia, and our apartment doesn’t have an oven.
May 7, 2019
Dehumidifiers For Basement Rooms & Damp Apartments
image:079fee72cedfhttps://www.apartmenttherapy.com/69b388a73f157281bd1edf3a5 w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" Most of our readers are probably suffering from the adverse effects of winter’s cold and dry air right now (see our humidifier roundup). But conversely, there’s one thing that anyone living in a humid environment will appreciate: a good dehumidifier.
Dec 18, 2012
5 Alternatives for the Philips Wake-Up Light
Waking up in the morning can be a painful experience, but research seems to indicate that using light instead of sound will wake you up more pleasantly. There haven’t been that many light-based alarm clocks, and the Philips Wake Up Light was one of the most effective and popular ones available. Here are some alternatives, including some that will require some hacking.1.
Sep 21, 2012
The Deep Sleeper’s Guide to Vibrate Alarms
As we mentioned last week, vibrating alarms can be a godsend if your partner wakes up at a different time than you. While it makes a lot of sense, it’s not a setting that works with the deep sleeper. Here’s how to train yourself to wake up with a vibrate setting…First of all, vibrating watches are cool, but unnecessary. They are quite convenient, and kind of aweseom, but you can get the same result by using your cell phone.
Oct 26, 2011
Creating a Kid’s Art Table with a Bit of IKEA Style
Once your child gets a bit older and starts getting interested in coloring and creating art it’s nice to have a dedicated area where he or she can keep their supplies and creations. You can also double the fun by putting it near your own workstation, so that you can also partake in a bit of creativity with your child.Almost all children enjoy coloring and drawing. It’s surprising how quiet and concentrated they can become.
Aug 24, 2011
Mitch’s Multi-Monitor, Over the Top Home Office
It’s not always easy to create a multi-monitor setup with 3 or more screens, but Mitch Haile’s updated attic home office sees your three monitors and raises you two more. Not many people use 5 monitors all at once, but the overall look and feel of his home office accommodates for the wraparound display with some thoughtful planning (if not a little obsessive).
Aug 4, 2011
When Your Desk Doesn’t Fit In Your Home Office
Moving homes is never pleasant. It can come as a nasty surprise when your beloved workstation desk no longer fits in the space you have available. You might wonder what to do. This is also the case when you thought your desk would fit flush but you’re left with some extra space. There are a few different solutions that you can apply in order to make them fit.
Jun 28, 2011
5 Luxurious Gas Range Stoves: For Serious Foodies
When you are redesigning or remodeling your kitchen, if you’ve got the possibility to choose gas range stoves, then you should most definitely go for them. They make cooking that much nicer, especially if you’re a food enthusiast. Here are some luxurious gas range stoves that we’ve found.1. Smeg Symphony Smeg makes iconic appliances, and their Symphony gas ranges are no exception. It includes a versatile oven system, with 3 different doors allowing you to cook many dishes.
Mar 4, 2011
10 Eco-Friendly Substitutions For Glue, Caulk, and DIY Tools
As anyone who’s ever tried doing some DIY projects at home, you’ll know that a lot of the products that you use improving your home—glues, paints, varnishes—can be somewhat toxic. Are there better alternatives? In some cases, definitely. Read on for more after the jump.
Feb 21, 2011
Can You Charge a Laptop Via USB Port?
With all the power juice packs available for computers and devices, you might be wondering if you could just hack together some kind of a power solution and plug it into your USB port to charge your laptop. A lot of devices can be charged via the USB port, so why can’t laptops be charged as well? The short answer to this question is……no.
Jan 27, 2011
Recycling and Reusing Your Old Notebooks
My wife is fastidious when it comes to reusing old stuff instead of buying something new. Recently while going through some of her things, she accumulated enough old paper and notebooks that, once reworked, were enough to keep her stocked for the new semester.Students will accumulate vast amounts of paper very quickly. It doesn’t matter that a lot of students are using computers now, there will always be a place for paper when you need to write things down.
Jan 11, 2011
How to Delete Windows Temporary Files on Your PC
Windows tends to accumulate thousands of small files that will slow down the overall performance of your PC if you aren’t careful. There are some easy ways to take care of this issue. A few of them are straightforward, by using some of the features and programs that are already installed. Others involve navigating through the C:\Windows file. We have got you covered on both ways.
Jan 10, 2011
Apps That Get the Most Out of the Trackpad & Magic Mouse
The one thing that sets MacBooks clearly apart from most other laptops that I’ve used over the years is an expertly designed trackpad. While there could still be some improvements, it’s definitely better to use than trackpads on other laptops. Since Apple released the Trackpad and Magic Mouse, the MacBook trackpad experience can now be ported to iMacs and Mac Pros.1.
Jan 6, 2011
Getting Student Discounts When You’re Not A Student
Yesterday, Lifehacker posted an article about how to get student discounts forever. While we personally don’t agree with the implications of using deceit for savings, everyone should make up their own mind about this. However, there are easier ways of getting student discounts without resorting to deceitful tactics. Also, there are other ways of getting significant discounts at various shops and retailers.
Dec 2, 2010
Software That We Use Daily: Improving Computer Life
From Gmail to Microsoft Word, here are our favorite computer software. We use these programs daily and have generally try to keep them updated as much as possible. While it can get costly for some of them, they are definitely worth keeping.1. Microsoft OfficeNo matter what people say, I’ve gotten to used to using MS Office, especially MS Word. Even though some people dislike it, I find that it works well, no matter what I plan on writing.
Aug 20, 2010
Fancying Up Your Dishwasher With Cabinet Fronts
Some of the expensive dishwashers have these great fronts that seem to blend into the rest of the cabinetry. While if you have the money, you can get yourself one of these, we found found that hacking your own dishwasher a lot cheaper, since the only things you need to buy are some cabinet fronts.You can use any kind of cabinet fronts that you like, but they need to match your current kitchen cabinets. Once you’ve chosen those, it’s time to start hacking!
Jul 20, 2010
3 Great Uses For Old Routers
Just like most people, you’ve probably got a few old routers lying around. It’s true that unlike computers, phones, and tablets, routers are somewhat of a less obvious upgrade choice, but if you want to improve the reception of your home network, it’s best to have a good one on hand.The new standard for wireless routers is Wireless N. This standard promises a faster connection with your wireless devices, faster transfers, and streaming speeds between devices.
Jun 23, 2010
Ashli’s Home Office That Was Converted From A Bathroom
It’s true that some smaller home offices start out their lives as closets or nooks and crannies, but this is the first that we’ve seen that started out as a bathroom. The conversion was done in an artful manner, as this room also doubles as a craft room.When you look at the photos, it’s hard to imagine that this room started out as a bathroom.
Jun 17, 2010
How To Set Up The Perfect Home Network
Most homes use WiFi networks nowadays, in large part because they’re easy to setup and convenient to use if you have more than one computer user in your home, which is a given with most families. While wireless networks are easy to setup it’s common for people to underestimate what their new WiFi network can do. Without further ado, we present to you our perfect home network and how to set it up.
Feb 11, 2010
Make Your Own 9V Battery-Powered USB Charger
Battery-based USB chargers are pretty cheap, but it’s always cheaper and more fun to make your own. The basic concept is a battery that powers a USB port so that you can juice up your gadgets.You’ll only need a few components in order to make your own battery-powered USB charger. As with all builds involving electricity, you’ll need some knowledge of electronics. This is needed as you don’t want to fry your devices in the process.
Nov 3, 2009
Andrew’s Ingenious Floating Monitor Home Office
Name: Andrew FlynnLocation: Chandler, ArizonaType: Home office When we saw Andrew Flynn’s amazing home office, we knew that we had to do a tech tour of his place. The great DIY features really set this home office apart from all of the rest. A faux-wall to hide cables and wires, a Mission Control center console to hide and store peripherals, and three floating monitors are what makes this home office quite ingenious.
Oct 29, 2009
RF Remote: Control Your Home Theater Through Walls
There are a lot of different remotes out there. The main reason why people enjoy them so much is that they enable you to control all of the components of your home theater system with a single remote. No more looking everywhere for that one remote that’s gone missing. The universal remote market is about to get a bunch of new remotes, thanks to radio frequency technology.What does this mean for you?
Aug 11, 2009
DIY Project: Repurpose a Coffee Table Into A HDTV Stand
With HDTVs getting thinner and thinner, and even being able to stream your NetFlix movies directly without any extra hardware, you’ll need less and less space to showcase them. That being said, we don’t think that everyone can spend hundreds of dollars to get something sleek and spiffy. That’s why we thought that turning a coffee table into a HDTV stand would be a great idea.It’s always a great idea to search for cheap items on Craigslist.
Jul 14, 2009
How to Make Your Own Sun Jar and Save Money
You’ve seen the Sun Jar and you love it. The trouble is the price. You can’t just fathom paying $45 for each solar light. You’d be paying almost $500 to light up your garden and your rooms. That just doesn’t make any sense! Thankfully, here at Unplggd, our readers were quick to point out that you can easily assemble your own Sun Jar for a fraction of the cost.We love the Sun Jars, but they are a bit too expensive for what they are worth.
Jul 6, 2009
How to Make a Glass Desk Mouse Friendly
Ever since Ikea made glass desks really affordable, they have been popping around everywhere. We bet that you know quite a few people who have glass desks. Do they like them much? One thing is for sure, if you are using a glass desk as you computer desk, you may hit a problem or two when you try activating your mouse. Modern optical mice work almost anywhere. It’s kind of strange to realize that they don’t work on glass.The thing is that glass desks look so good.
Jun 29, 2009
BeoSound 9000 Vs Muji CD Player
Are CD players still relevant? When was the last time that you actually used a real CD player, not the combo drive on your laptop? I can’t really remember, but it seems that these devices are still useful, just like old DVD players. A lot of people still have hundreds of CDs and these CDs can be easily played in a standalone CD player, like these ones. Of course, they belong to different markets. One of them is a standalone player that’s been on the market for years.
May 14, 2009
CI Desk: The Perfect Mobile Workstation
When more than one person share an office, things can get cramped very quickly, especially if you are both working from home. That’s why people enjoy finding different places to work on their computers. But most of the time, these places are haphazard. Almost all of us enjoy working on a sofa or in the living room for a while.
Dec 4, 2008