From The Tips Box: Phone Dock Automation, Toothbrush Holders, Ziploc Bags

Readers offer their best tips for automating your phone, holding your electric toothbrush heads, and filling ziploc bags with liquids.

Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favourites. Got a tip of your own to share? Add it in the comments or send it using the contact tab on the right.

Store Toothbrush Heads with Cable Organisers

Brian saves some space on his bathroom counter:

I used IKEA nail in wire guides to store my Sonicare heads on the wall because my bathroom is tiny.

Fill Ziploc Bags with the Help of Empty Containers

Vanessa shares a simple tip for filling up bags in the kitchen:

Some of you may already do this, but I recently realised, when you are filling a Ziploc bag with something:

  1. Put the bag in a cup or container
  2. Flip the open end of the bag out and over the lip of the container
  3. Fill the bag

It's much simpler, and mess-free too.

Photo by Melissa Doroquez.

Take a Photo of Your Grid-It to Remember Its Organisation

Bill keeps his cables neat and organised:

I've been using the Grid-It for a while at Lifehacker's recommendation, and it's great! But I find that if I remove too many things from it at once, I forget how I had them organised, and it's hard to fit it all in again. Last time, I took a photo and stored it in Evernote (or you can put it in Dropbox), and now if I ever forget I can quickly check to see how its all laid out!


    Is it just me or is the "Phone Dock Automation" part missing?

    Yep. And it was the only reason I opened the article...

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