Lifehacker readers offer their best tips for getting your shower or bath the right temperature every time, placing text or images right where you want them in Microsoft Word, and keeping tubes of caulk fresh.
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.
Remember Tap Settings with a Sharpie
Dutch shares a tip for getting the right water temperature:
Use a Sharpie to mark the hot and cold handles for the perfect mix of water temperatures in the shower. Use different colour Sharpies for different users.
Photo by becca.peterson26.
Insert Text or Picture Right Where You Want it in Word
Florin shares a quick tip for inserting text or pictures anywhere in a Word document:
Have you ever needed to place a text or a picture somewhere in a Word document but were annoyed at having to use workarounds like tables or tabs?
There is a simple solution for this. Just double-click anywhere in a Word document (or Outlook email) and the cursor will jump to that position. You can then insert any text or picture you want.
Keep Caulk Fresh with a Golf Tee
Glenn gives a clever way to keep partially-used tubes of caulk (or silicone or adhesives) fresh:
I never use a full tube and always have half empty left-overs. I found that by sticking a golf tee in the open tip, it keeps the contents fresh and I don’t need to clean the tip when I use it on another project. The advantage of using a golf tee is that it’s tapered and fits in the tip of the tube no matter how wide I made the opening.
Photo by busbeytheelder.
Create Wearable LED Eyelashes
Tien shares a DIY build for wearable LED eyelashes:
For this year’s costume, I really wanted to make LED eyelashes since I just discovered tiny, wearable surface-mounted LEDs (SMD LEDs). I put together an Instructable on how I did it.