Readers offer their best tips for storing your sunglasses in your car, replacing Google Calendar's Quick Add function, and making your own reusable dryer sheets.
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Some of the best posts and ideas at Lifehacker come from you, the readers, and we're always…Read more ReadHang Your Sunglasses on Your Visor with a Binder Clip
Gino De Sicco keeps his sunglasses at the ready:
I found out another utility for binder clips (as if they didn't had enough) and, since I've never seen this one on LH before, I thought I might show it to you guys.
Basically, it's a sunglass holder to be used inside your car. To mount it, get two of the big ones, insert them one against each other. One must be attached to the sun visor and the other one will stay free, so just hold your sunglasses in it. The image above should explain it well.Replace Google's Discontinued SMS Service with IFTTT
Cecil Mathew finds a new way to edit his calendar with SMS:
Did you know that Google discontinued support of the GVENT SMS shortcode to quickly create GCal events? This "hack" was highlightedseveral times on Lifehacker, but now it's not available anymore. I used it often because it's easier than filling in several fields on a smartphone.
So, I created an IFTTT recipe to replace that functionality! Just send an SMS to the IFTTT number with the tag GCal (I used the tag because I use the IFTTT number for other things besides GCal event creation), and it works the same as the GVENT short code did. You can see the recipe I used here.Manage your life via SMS
Click to viewThe command line's making a comeback, but the terminal window, keyword launcher…Read more ReadCreate Your Own Impromptu Dryer Sheet with a Sponge and Fabric Softener
If you have some fabric softener around but prefer the static-removing dryer sheets (or if you just forgot to add your fabric softener in the washer), Sara Janovsky shows us how to make one out of a sponge:
Forgot the fabric softener when you washed? Combine 1 part fabric softener, 3 parts water, soak a sponge (clean, and not dripping wet), and add it to the dryer. Works like a Charm!
Photo by Casey Flesher.
RobW74 shares a handy hotel hack:Hacker Challenge: Hack Your Hotel Room
Welcome, Lifehackers, to our next Hacker Challenge! Each week, we issue a new challenge. You get…Read more Read
If your room doesn't have a refrigerator and you call the front desk to request one, you're going to get charged a daily rate rental rate for it.
If you call the front desk and say you have medication you need to refrigerate, you'll get one for free.
This is really great if you actually do have medication you need to refrigerate. You could of course use this knowledge for more devious means, but that's up to you. Photo by Stan Dalone.
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