While the package hasn't arrived yet, I recently bought an external enclosure for my dead MacBook's hard drive. I had meant to do this early in September, but quite a few health/financial setbacks left me fairly broke. Anyway! Aside from upgrading memory, I've never really opened up my computer before. I didn't know static electricity was such a danger until I started reading warnings when watching YouTube tutorials. Nearly everyone was using anti-static mats or wrist bands... none of which I really want to buy right now. So I have some questions for those of us who only have household items at our disposal. I live in a house that has mainly wood flooring. There's also ceramic tile in the bathroom, linoleum in the kitchen and concrete in the garage. Aside from ceramic tile counters in the bathroom, all surfaces are wood. What area has the lowest static? Also, what type of shoes are best? Or should I go bare foot? I also heard it's good to touch a grounded metal object before opening the computer. Would that be something like a faucet? Ok, I'll stop rattling on... Any help, suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated!