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Friday, May 06, 2005

Instruction pamphlet overload

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice suggestion. I use a similar technique. I put all the related goodies in a ziploc bag, write the gadget name with a sharpie, and throw 'em all in a big Rubbermaid tote. The ziploc keeps even the tiniest pieces from falling out. And, if you don't already have a filing cabinet, totes are cheaper.

5/09/2005 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger Baritone Bob said...

The other tip I can add, which I've been following for several years, is to staple or tape your receipt into the inside front cover of your manual.

Its helpful for appliances, power tools and lawn equipment as well as electronics. This is great especially if you don't go the whole clasp-envelople route.

5/09/2005 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many manual are now available online at the manuf. website. Toss the paper manual, download the .pdf manual and 1) save a copy to your local PC and 2) email a copy to your Gmail account for storage.

5/09/2005 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been using the plastic accordion files you can get form office supply stores for years, which I also use to house the old graphics cards etc (in static-proof bags of course). Keep that next to the PC, and you are good to go.

5/09/2005 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant! It's more important than I thought to keep all the bits and bobs that come with equipment - if it turns out to be a lemon, exchanging it at the store from which you bought it may well involve either returning said bits and bobs or paying through the nose for the "missing accessories". FutureShop, for example, charged me $30 for a camera's driver CD. Brrr. Listen and learn.

5/09/2005 04:58:00 PM  
Blogger Neal said...

What a simple suggestion! Very elegant. Thanks!

5/10/2005 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Leon said...

I love it. I have blogged this article into lifehack.org

5/11/2005 01:12:00 PM  

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