The most necessary tool of the trade for bloggers is our computer. Here is a practical DIY post from Joyce over at Live Laugh Love Post. If you experience discomfort from all the typing you have to do, then make these simple and inexpensive keyborad and mouse wrist rests!
This is a guest post from Joyce Cortes Mackenroth at Live Laugh Love Post.
I am very excited to write a guest post in Creative K Kids from Tammy. I want to give my thankfulness to Tammy for allowing me to write a guest post here.
When I work on my 4 blogs and design my clients’ websites, my wrists are sometime sore because I type on my keyboard and mouse. I need to find something comfort my wrists. I do give my wrists an exercise sometimes.
One day, I went to the local store and searched for a keyboard + mouse wrist rest. I found that they were a little expensive to buy. Unfortunately, it did not have a mouse wrist rest included. So I had to do something simple. I needed to reduce my stress from typing on my laptop.
Let me show you how to make DIY keyboard and mouse wrist rests.
What you need:
- 2 tbsp Thyme
- 2 tbsp Oregano
- 1/2 cup – dried Lavender
- 4 cups – your choice of any rice
- Fabric measure
- 2 fat quarters – your choice of your 100% cotton fabric
- Sewing machine (or hand-sewing)
1) I measured my laptop keyboard and wrote down the note with the width and height. I measured the width + height on the fabrics. And I cut them off.
2) I sewed them all with my sewing machine. They were beautifully perfect. And I turned the fabric inside out before getting ready for the rice.
3) Combine Thyme, Oregano, and dried Lavender in the rice.
4) Stuff all the mixed rice in the wrist rests.
5) I sewed the fabric with my hands so the last one were closed.
6) I put the wrist rests in the freezer in order to prevent the weevils or other insects from attempting to get in the rests within 24-48 hours. After that, I pat over all them and put them on my desk. That’s it!
My keyboard and mouse wrist rests are right next to my laptop and my mouse. I am very comfortable to have less stress while typing due to my custom made keyboard and mouse rest.
Note: the two optional ways to substitute rice: you can substitute dried beans and put them in the frozen to prevent the weevils and other insects – or – just add the bay leaves in the rice (or beans). The weevils really hate bay leaves. And you can make another fabric to cover the wrist rests if you want to. To me, my dark pink wrist rests do not bother me nor do not give me any desire to itch. I usually spray essential oils (or Febreze Fabric Refresher: Meadows and Rain) over the wrist rests. The fragrance smell is wonderful.
Have you tried DIY keyboard and mouse wrist rests? What do you think?
Joyce Cortes Mackenroth is just woman to blog whatever she feels like. Live Laugh Love Post, is a personal lifestyle blog where she writes and shares about food + drink recipes, personal advice, DIY crafts, and others. She is a mother of two teen sons, and she is happily married to her husband.