As I mentioned in my last post, addressing the issue of my incredibly irritating creaky floor is going to require major effort... which may not be entirely successful. I decided to solve two small problems so I could bank a couple of wins before moving on to the big battle.
First, the cup holders in my car. Each cup holder has a foam disc at the bottom.
Once in a while, the foam sticks to the bottom of the cup as I lift it out. Sometimes I don't notice, and later I find the foam disc on the floorboard or in the garage. Well, at some point, the inevitable happened - the foam fell out somewhere other than the car or garage, and I couldn't find it.
I used the remaining disc as a pattern to cut two new ones. I used a bright color rather than black. While black is my first choice for most things, in this case, color made more sense. Black foam in the dark bottom of a black cup holder in a black interior with black carpet had been too easy to lose.
I also cut the foam slightly larger so that it fits snugly into the cup holder and is less likely to come out. It's a fun pop of color and gives my cups a nice, cushiony seat. ;)
Second, the remote control for my workroom lamps. When I press the ON or OFF button, the little red light flashes. Well, "flashes" isn't really the right description. The little red light shoots a blinding laser beam directly onto my retinas.
Seriously, I don't know how that teeny, tiny light could possibly be so intense. I tried putting black tape over it, and it shone right through.
The solution was a tiny, glittery bat sticker. It's hard to see in the photo, but there is a black "gem" in the center of the bat. It's thick enough to block the eye-searing laser beam.
I still have to fight the difficult battle with the squeaky floor... but at least now I've had a couple of tiny victories to boost my spirits. ;)