General Household

iRobot Roomba 770

Roomba 770 and Accessories. Clockwise from upper left: Home base charger & power supply, remote control, 2 brush cleaners, 2 HEPA filters, and one of the 2 virtual walls that came with it.

Roomba 770 and Accessories. Clockwise from upper left: Home base charger & power supply, remote control, 2 brush cleaners, 2 HEPA filters, and one of the 2 virtual walls that came with it.

Roomba upside down. Here you can see the large height-adjusting wheels that allow it to handle carpeting as well as hard floors. Two brushes, a beater brush and a bristle brush. The side brush can be seen at the upper left. The bin is at lower left, with one of the yellow HEPA filters visible inside the bin.

Roomba upside down. Here you can see the large height-adjusting wheels that allow it to handle carpeting as well as hard floors. Two brushes, a beater brush and a bristle brush. The side brush can be seen at the upper left.

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Magnetic Pushpins

These magnetic pushpins are very convenient to have around the house.

These magnetic pushpins are very convenient to have around the house.

For about 10 bucks I got 24 neodymium magnetic pushpins from Amazon.

These handy little magnets aren't as strong as the neodymium magnetic hooks I got, and I wouldn't expect them to be. But for what they are, they're great! I use them mostly to stick stuff on my refrigerator: dental appointment reminder notices, comics, kids' artwork, shopping lists, menus from my favorite restaurants.… Read more »

Vinyl-Coated Clips

Simple vinyl-coated wire clips have a multitude of uses.

Simple vinyl-coated wire clips have a multitude of uses.

Who would think that plastic-coated wire clips would be so convenient?

My magnetized notepad got used up. Now I just use my vinyl-coated clips to hang any old notepad on my fridge door.

I use my vinyl-coated clips to hang notepads on my fridge door.

I wasn't even looking for vinyl-coated clips. Heck, I didn't even know they existed. I stumbled across them quite by accident when I was looking for something else. But for just a few bucks, I decided to get some.… Read more »

Emergency Flashlight

I liked the Energizer Weather Ready emergency flashlight so much that I bought a second one for myself, plus two for my mother.

I liked the Energizer Weather Ready emergency flashlight so much that I bought a second one for myself, plus two for my mother.

In contrast to the push-on LED lights that I found to be pretty worthless, this little Energizer Weather Ready emergency flashlight is worthwhile. I liked it so much I bought a second one, plus two for my mother.

It's designed specifically to kick in when the power goes out.… Read more »

LED Push-On Lights

These LED push-on lights are weak.

These LED push-on lights are weak.

Dark cabinets without any lighting. Storms that knock the power out. I thought it would be useful to get some of those inexpensive LED push-on lights that I could stick in various places around the house. I bought a 3-pack of the ACDelco LED push-on lights.

Don't bother. These things give off such weak illumination that I really have trouble discerning any difference between when the light is on versus when it's off.… Read more »

Cable Labels

Here are just 4 of my numerous cables, neatly labeled using Diy Kableflags

Here are just 4 of my numerous cables, neatly labeled using Diy Kableflags. Well, okay, the handwriting on the labels isn't all that neat; I had trouble writing neatly with my Sharpie marker on these rubbery labels. But I can easily tell at a glance which cable is for my iPhone, my Garmin Nuvi, my camera (a Panasonic Lumix), and my Kindle Fire.

The Diy Kabelflags come in sheets of 10. The 50-pack I bought has 5 sheets of 10, as you can see above.

The Diy Kabelflags come in sheets of 10.

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iRobot Roombas!

I recently acquired the Roomba 770 robot vacuum cleaner. The 700 series Roombas (760, 770 and 780) are the latest and greatest models from iRobot.

I love my iRobot Roomba 770

I love my iRobot Roomba 770. It came with the base charging station, 2 virtual walls, a remote control, cleaning tools, and spare HEPA filters.

All 3 of the 700 series models include HEPA filters, automatic scheduling, a remote control, and the new AeroVac 2 bin, which is larger and easier to empty and clean than the bins on the older models.… Read more »

Neodymium Magnetic Hooks

This hook could hold several pairs of scissors without even trying very hard.

This hook could hold several pairs of scissors without even trying very hard.

I had never even heard of neodymium magnets until I went looking for some strong refrigerator-hook type magnets. I'm always wanting to hang things on the side of my refrigerator: potholders and mitts, a notepad for shopping lists, scissors, and the like. I needed some hooks on my refrigerator, and so I went shopping online for some string magnetic hooks.… Read more »

I Can See My Clock At Night!

When they say large display, they mean large display!

When they say large display, they mean large display! I can read this easily at night without my glasses.

My old alarm clock fell off the nightstand and bounced off the windowsill a few too many times. The outer case had cracked open, and the buttons to set the time and alarm were sticking and inoperable.

My favorite thing about my old alarm clock was that it had really big numbers.… Read more »

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