Goodjer life hacks

My wife doesn't like to have tooth brush holders, but she also doesn't like having the tooth paste residue that drips off the tooth brush onto the counter. What we've discovered is that if you let the brush part hang out over the sink bowl no residue will be left behind.

ZaneRockfist wrote:

I just leave the spoon in. Also, why bake your eggs?

I don't like to leave spoons in, since all mine are silicone and can melt on a pan. So I just put a plate on the stove and toss em on there. I thought most of the rest were good, but the duct tape one was pretty crap. Just grab a towel and twist the lid off with that. Also, don't use a knife to poke holes. Use the can opener to just take off both ends.

Life HACKs. Not Life Spam.

Arise...

For the gentlemen out there I have but three words: front pocket wallet. It will change your life.

PaladinTom wrote:

Arise...

For the gentlemen out there I have but three words: front pocket wallet. It will change your life.

I have done that so long that it feels truly odd when I back pocket anything bigger than an empty dog poop bag.

PaladinTom wrote:

Arise...

For the gentlemen out there I have but three words: front pocket wallet. It will change your life.

I went that direction a few years ago but opted for a money clip. One credit card, one debit card, my drivers license and a couple bills.

At first I was nervous about paring down so much but now I can't imagine carrying anymore than that.

some other zach wrote:
PaladinTom wrote:

Arise...

For the gentlemen out there I have but three words: front pocket wallet. It will change your life.

I went that direction a few years ago but opted for a money clip. One credit card, one debit card, my drivers license and a couple bills.

At first I was nervous about paring down so much but now I can't imagine carrying anymore than that.

I'm contemplating one of those folio phone cases that does that.

I've see a couple people with those but to me it's an all your eggs in one basket scenario.

some other zach wrote:

I've see a couple people with those but to me it's an all your eggs in one basket scenario.

Indeed. But, if I were to lose my wallet now (which I take out of my butt pocket at work) - I would be just as screwed.

some other zach wrote:
PaladinTom wrote:

Arise...

For the gentlemen out there I have but three words: front pocket wallet. It will change your life.

I went that direction a few years ago but opted for a money clip. One credit card, one debit card, my drivers license and a couple bills.

At first I was nervous about paring down so much but now I can't imagine carrying anymore than that.

Truth. I started carrying my wallet in my front pocket years ago. It's so much more comfortable whenever you sit down.

Then later made the switch to a money clip/card older just with an ID window. Even better. Mine was relatively cheap, like $12 or something, and is now a few years old and still works and looks fine.

Paleocon wrote:
PaladinTom wrote:

Arise...

For the gentlemen out there I have but three words: front pocket wallet. It will change your life.

I have done that so long that it feels truly odd when I back pocket anything bigger than an empty dog poop bag.

Not only gentlemen. Half the time, my wallet makes it to my front pocket. The other half of the time, I don't have front pockets.

Front pocket has been my wallet's home all my life! There's just no room in the trunk.

I don't even do money clip. Money folded over cards, rubber band crossed over it twice (lengthwise and widthwise, mostly because if i don't cross the rubber band, the stack gets full of guitar picks).

Every 10 weeks or so I have to find a new, fat rubberband. Been doing this for close to 20 years now.

I have a small trifold that I keep in my front pocket. In it, there is a little cash, seven cards (drivers license, insurance, work id, gym membership, credit card, debit card, and Pita Pit card). It adds the benefit that if I am worried about someone pickpocketing me, I just slip my hands in my pockets and thus have my phone, keys, and wallet more protected.

And if someone does go for the thing in my back pocket, they will get a (hopefully used) handkerchief.

I've got a key wallet that holds my bank card, ID card, and travel card as well as making sure my keys don't gouge holes in my pocket.

Yoyoson wrote:

Front pocket has been my wallet's home all my life!

This. A quality leather wallet will fold really thin anyway, and they last forever. Be sparing about what you put in it and you'll never even notice it's there.

I remember my mother warning me that big wallets in your back pockets could mess up your hips, as you got older; she suggested getting into the habit of a front wallet early on. Dunno how accurate that is, but that's what she said.

I never did get into that habit, but I've never carried anything very thick. DL, a credit card, and a Costco card, and some cash is usually about it.

I've done money clips, but I don't like flashing money around, I prefer a real wallet.

rabbit wrote:

I don't even do money clip. Money folded over cards, rubber band crossed over it twice (lengthwise and widthwise, mostly because if i don't cross the rubber band, the stack gets full of guitar picks).

Every 10 weeks or so I have to find a new, fat rubberband. Been doing this for close to 20 years now.

Funny. When I was working in consulting, my CEO and I had lunch with a vendor (who also happened to be a long time friend of both of us). My CEO was an old time Tennessee dairyman from the impoverished Cumberland Gap area and never quite shook the whole thriftiness thing so when it came time to pay for lunch, he pulled out his stack of cards with wad of money and rubber band.

The vendor, half in mocking disgust, asked "is that your wallet?".

Without looking up, he just flipped her the bird.

I'm not much for front pants pocket wallets, as I can't stand folded up bills. In lieu of that, I use a breast pocket wallet which lays pretty flat compared to an old fashioned trifold for when I'm not wearing a jacket or have front pants pockets deep enough, which isn't really common.

PaladinTom wrote:

Arise...

For the gentlemen out there I have but three words: front pocket wallet. It will change your life.

Perhaps, but I just keep my RFID blocking wallet pared down to just the essentials, and have been carrying it in my front pocket for years.

I really prefer an 8 pound mom-purse. I have no idea how you all manage life from just a pocket.

iPhone case with a card pocket for DL, Visa, and random-3rd-card. I don't carry cash (what is this, 1994?).

One thing to keep track of, and it goes with me everywhere anyway. Boom.