Everyday Hacks and Tricks

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Five Tips to Avoid Busted Earphones

Don’t we all enjoy that moment riding on a bus or a train while listening to our favorite tracks? Nothing feels more liberating than to have that time alone, with all thoughts running in your head as we hear the lyrics of the songs.

This experience energizes us; gives us a feeling of satisfaction. It leads us to a different world of our own even with the chaos surrounding us.

For these reasons, we’d buy the most expensive of earphones and headsets that we can find, or those competent brands that we know would last for years.

However, with the active lifestyle most of us have, we neglect to take care of our earphones and headsets. In fact, you might get frustrated remembering how many times you broke the previous earphones and headsets you bought at expensive prices.

So instead of repeating this mistake over and over, apply these effective and easy-to-do tips in order to prevent this heartbreaking scenario:

Minimize the Volume before Plugging it in

Let’s start with the basic. One of the worst practices we have when it comes to earphone usage is that we plug it in right away while the song still plays on our devices. Worse, we do this while the volume is at its loudest. Little did we know, this is one of the causes contributing to the deterioration of our headsets.

Don’t Leave it Plugged in

When you reach work or home after traveling with headset on your phone, you often forget to unplug it. We hop in to our home or office desk and leave the accessory plugged in to our phones that we either leave in a place or keep in our pockets. Don’t do this if you don’t want to break it and buy another one.


Pull the Plug, NOT the Cable

Being busy is not an excuse not to properly unplug our earphones after use. Don’t pull the cable, guys. It requires just a little effort to grab the input plug properly and pull it gently. If you keep pulling your headset cord every time you unplug it, be prepared to replace it because it will surely get broken soon.


Don’t lose the Thin Cord and Wrap the Cable

Remember that small thin cord that holds the headset cable together? It comes with the package when we buy a new headset. Do yourself a favor and don’t lose it. Do what it takes to keep it so that you can seal the cables after wrapping them up when not in use.


Splurge on Protectors and Cases

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If you’ve invested too much on the best headset there is in the market, then it’s logical to also splurge on protectors and cases that will surely keep them intact and undamaged. We know so well that the cord is the most sensitive part of our earphones and headsets. Fortunately, there are so many cord protectors available to ensure that there will be no damage on it despite frequent use.



Five Clever Hacks to Prevent You from Losing Your Keys

When we are not too careful, we tend to lose small items in the house. Since our house is spacious enough to store all of our belongings, finding these small items can take so much of our time. We have to search every nook and cranny, fit our hands in spaces we don’t normally go to search for these lost things. Along with losing time, we also lose our patience as well. One particular item that we use a lot and often lose is our key to the house. If you’re one of the many people who lose this item often and get irritated in the process, here are a couple of hacks to help you out.


Stick a knob hook on your wooden cabinet

Now this is a simple hack for your constant key-related problem. All you have to do is purchase a cheap knob hook from your local handyman store and screw it to anything made of wood. An example of this is a cabinet made out of wood in your bedroom. Screw the knob hook and place your keys when you’re not using them. In this way, you’ll be able to locate your keys in an easy-to-find location inside your house.



Use a large keychain

It’s impossible to lose something small when you attach an object that will catch your attention no matter what. In the case of your keys, you can get a colorful and fluffy keychain. With this keychain attached to your keys all the time, you can easily check them in your pocket or anywhere in your house. The chances of losing them will also grow smaller because this keychain is very noticeable.



Paint your keys with nail polish

Here’s a simple hack for you folks. Just get a bottle of nail polish. For this one, we recommend using one with a bright color, like red or yellow. Apply the colored nail polish on your keys. Once you’re done, your keys will no longer be bland and boring. At the same time, you’ll have an easier time locating it due to its new color.


Install a magnet on your keys

Magnets are very useful when you want to attach items in places you frequent inside the house. Take your refrigerator, for instance. Since this appliance is made of metal, it’s only wise to attach a magnet on your keys and keep it there. Now, you just need to go to your refrigerator and know your keys are in a place you can easily find. In fact, many services such as Singapore locksmith use such strategy to get business by having their contact number stick onto our refrigerator.



Get a small basket


Living in a place with several roommates can really cause havoc on small items, like your keys. Since there are other people living with you, all your belongings have a chance to get mixed with those of other people. In order to create a sense of order, better get a small handheld basket that has you name on it. You might even want to make your own recycled plastic container that looks creative and beautiful. Ask your roommates to do the same too. Once you have these baskets, you can place your keys there and even your other tiny things, like earphones and pens.


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