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    Simple solutions to everyday problems

    I like to think of myself as creative and a problem solver. I really like to learn new ideas to solve random everyday problems. Does anyone have some simple solutions they use or know about? For example:

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    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

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    Put down a landing pad so your bottom doesn't get splashed.... Does that count?
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    Those are some good pictures. I really need to use those clips here at work. Actually, I'm going to do that now. I'll try to look at life hacker later because I can't remember any off the top of my head. The garbage can is ingenious.
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    Nifty ideas. I keep my work and home neat and tidy, but only because I don't save things that I consider trash. When clutter builds I purge.
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    Simple solutions to everyday problems

    There are some good ideas in the examples so far. I've got nothing.

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    If only I could figure out how to get pancake batter *into* a ketchup bottle without making a mess

    edit: And binder clips are good for so many things -- potato chip & other food bag closure, keeping your toothpaste tube rolled up, ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    If only I could figure out how to get pancake batter *into* a ketchup bottle without making a mess

    edit: And binder clips are good for so many things -- potato chip & other food bag closure, keeping your toothpaste tube rolled up, ...
    I had the same thought on the pancake batter. That's also not too high up on my list of problems to fix.

    Binder clips are also good for clipping a copy of a trail map to your brake/shift lines for a quick check during a ride. YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    Binder clips are also good for clipping a copy of a trail map to your brake/shift lines for a quick check during a ride. YMMV
    Just to cut to the chase.

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    Some great stuff in here. My favorite is the cell phone speaker system. A TP cardboard roll, ha,ha who would have thunk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    If only I could figure out how to get pancake batter *into* a ketchup bottle without making a mess
    Use another ketchup bottle. Fill one as a sacrificial bottle and then squeeze into the final bottle.

    As for me, I use a bowl and a small measuring cup. I get 8 pancakes on the griddle practically at the same time by rapidly scooping the batter out of the bowl with the small measuring cup. I don't have time to squeeze out pancakes one at a time. People would starve!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    Put down a landing pad so your bottom doesn't get splashed.... Does that count?
    LOL. Lily pads. Took me a minute to figure this out.

    The first thing that came to mind was incontinence pads during sex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    As for me, I use a bowl and a small measuring cup. I get 8 pancakes on the griddle practically at the same time by rapidly scooping the batter out of the bowl with the small measuring cup. I don't have time to squeeze out pancakes one at a time. People would starve!
    I use a measuring cup from a bowl too. The only real mess I make is when I let the measuring cup handle slide into the batter.

    Speaking of pancakes, if you buy syrup in bulk, re-use glass beverage bottles with spirit spouts for serving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    If only I could figure out how to get pancake batter *into* a ketchup bottle without making a mess ..
    You know, good point. I never thought of that.. Maybe a funnel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    You know, good point. I never thought of that.. Maybe a funnel?
    Something wider than you usually find in a kitchen, like an automotive funnel.

    Or a DIY adjustable funnel from aluminum foil.
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    ^ Nice!! Here is one that I actually use alot when grilling..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    ^ Nice!! Here is one that I actually use alot when grilling..
    Very handy.

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    Some for the drinkers in the house.

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    Binder clips are awesome BTW..
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    Some for the drinkers in the house.
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    This is a little something I've been working on in my spare time. It is going to revolutionize how people move themselves and heavy objects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    Here is one that I actually use alot when grilling..
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    It's confusing..... I'm left handed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    It's confusing..... I'm left handed.
    Me too. This looks better.

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    Not even going to ask how you did that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    Not even going to ask how you did that.
    Adaptation is a part of being left handed. You can look at something and mentally reverse the picture in your mind when it is needed. Just as in this case. I actually just gave you a mental suggestion that the image was different. It isn't. It is actually the same image that you are mentally transposing.

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    Ooh. Lots of rotational mass.
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