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Top new questions this week:

Restore green colouring to Mathmos glitter lamp

Not necessarily an "everyday problem", but something I believe is a valid question. I have a Mathmos glitter lamp which has orange oil-based fluid, and used to have a green-coloured base on ...

asked by spikey_richie 1 vote
answered by Weather Vane 1 vote

How can I black out sunlight BEHIND my condo's windows and vertical blinds?

To block sun light, I put up some aluminum foil and garbage bags. then I got letter from condo board lawyer. She ordered me to take them down and warned me condo's bylaws. Without prior written ...

asked by condo 1 vote
answered by Ken Graham 2 votes

Why are our cloth napkins “fuzz magnets”?

We have bought a few different kinds of cloth napkins for our dinner table and they seem to always come out of the dryer covered in tiny fine hairs. How do I get rid of these? I wash them with our ...

cleaning home clothing  
asked by JacobIRR 1 vote
answered by Chris Happy 0 votes

How to correctly apply sticky notes as bookmarks in notebooks

The problem(s) that I face : The edges get deformed due to which text written on it is not visible. Most of the sticky notes looses it's gum . Any suggestions to prevent this are welcomed .

stationery organization  
asked by B Luthra 1 vote
answered by Stephie 2 votes

How to remove bonded-printed content from a ripstop fabric?

I was gifted an insulated picnic bag (a bit like this one). The thing is, its rip-stop fabric side has a company logo printed on it... ... and it doesn't just scratch off. How can I remove the ...

cleaning fabric printing  
asked by einpoklum 1 vote
answered by John Canon 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Driving into garage where there is little room for error?

The length of available space to park inside the garage is 170 inches and the car is 162 inches. Thus leaving 8 inches maximum of room for error. If drive too far forward the car hit the wall. If ...

car organization garage  
asked by CRABOLO 63 votes
answered by JTP - Apologise to Monica 26 votes

How can I keep my cat off my keyboard?

This is a common scenario when typing: When the family assembled for Sunday dinner, With their minds made up that they wouldn't get thinner On Argentine joint, potato^DR&FTGYB`...

technology pets  
asked by fredley 206 votes
answered by fredley 241 votes

How to hard-boil an egg in the microwave safely?

It's quite dangerous to hard-boil an egg in the microwave as it may simply explode and making a big mess. Cleaning the microwave after that kind of accident to avoid a bad smell can be a miracle. Are ...

food kitchen temperature food-safety  
asked by kenorb 9 votes
answered by DrMoishe Pippik 6 votes

How to store bananas and keep fruit flies away?

I leave bananas out on the counter, I find them surrounded by fruit flies. I can't put them in the fridge since that causes them to ripen quickly. What other options do I have?

food pest-control  
asked by Flair 11 votes
answered by Alex 9 votes

TSA lock reset button stuck

I have a VIP skybag (I believe this does not matter). It has a 3 number TSA lock inbuilt into the suitcase. I know the combination to unlock, let's say it's 345. Recently it was locked and while there ...

travel locks  
asked by Manish 1 vote
answered by arieljannai 4 votes

How to wake up without waking up other people in the same room

Every day, I need to wake up at 7, and my girlfriend has to wake up at 8. This is all part of a carefully scheduled day plan and a compromise of both standing up sometime in between is not an option. ...

home time sound bedroom  
asked by Pope Alert 24 votes
answered by Lost_In_Library 28 votes

How can I sanitize paper money?

I needed cash for something, so I got change at a grocery store. The cashier who gave me the paper money said that she has had a cold for a few days. I know she probably isn't contagious anymore, but ...

cleaning health  
asked by BrettFromLA 10 votes
answered by Willeke 7 votes
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