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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 ...
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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 ...
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Finding apartments within a certain range of driving minutes on Google Maps [closed]

I will be accepting a job offer within the next couple days which require that I relocate. I'm trying to find apartments that are within 5-20 minute drive to and from my new work office. I'm currently ...
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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 ...
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Is it safe to store a microfiber cloth between laptop keyboard and screen [closed]

Some people advice to keep a microfiber cloth between the laptop keyboard and screen. This would prevent the keys making marks on the screen and make sure you always have a microfiber cloth around to ...
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How to elimimate rotten meat smell from underneath the fridge

Inadvertently left semi open the door of the fridge that we keep in the garage. When i realized about 16 hours later, food was no longer frozen and meat liquid spilled out when i fully opened the door....
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How to silently fart in workplace?

I am sitting in my workplace and everyone is doing their work silently. Suddenly a loud noise comes from nowhere and everyone gets panicked. But when they SMELL, they already know who is it... I want ...
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Best ways to use free electricity?

We've intentionally oversized our solar panel array to have capacity for an EV we're planning to buy once our current cars punch out. Until then we produce and push back to the grid an excess. This ...
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How can I prolong the life of my socks, with heels worn through?

Shuffling around the house in my stocking feet working at home, has left me with pairs of socks; although originally thick wool, ribbed, elastic crew-length; with the heels thread-bare or worn through....
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Physics laboratory setup for fluid dynamics experiments

I'm beginning research on how the Earth's Coriolis Effect affects solids suspended in moving liquids. I have run into a challenge that lifehackers may be able to help solve. I would like to compare ...
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How to block regions of a touchpad from responding?

My laptop (MSI) touchpad drivers seem quite faulty. Some intentional hard tap events are blocked unless the touchpad is set to highest sensitivity, and when set so, constant phantom touches occur ...
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Loose socket plugs will not stay secure

I ordered snug plugs from Amazon to keep plugs in place but they don't work all the time. Can you explain how to use the double-sided tape how and where on the socket do you apply it.
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Where to store face mask at the office

Here where I live, we are required to go with a face mask where social distancing isn't possible. So when out on the street I need to wear a mask. At work, I have my own cubical where no one is nearby ...
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How to cut piece of fabric in a way that won't unravel the rest of the fabric?

I have a piece of fabric that I want to remove: The cloth arrived this way from the factory, looks like a production bug. I didn't try to stitch or anything else with the fabric yet, except initial ...
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What can I use for an easy iPhone speaker?

I love my music loud and I was wondering if there’s a hack for an easy iPhone speaker? I’ve tried putting my phone inside a cup but it’s still not loud enough.
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Is there an effective way to clean up shattered glass from a floor?

Whenever I try to clean up broken glass, I always find small pieces even after cleaning it up several times. Is there a way to get rid of broken glass?
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A broken stylus stuck inside the phone

I have a Samsung Tablet A with S Pen. That tablet has a dedicated slot for an S Pen. The problem is, why S Pen is broken into half, so when I inserted the S Pen into that slot, the S Pen is stuck and ...
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Storing wooden doors in shed

We had someone else concrete garage as our storage but they had a water leak from the toilet upstairs and much of our stuff is going spoil, we took off the wooden doors as many people are in the house ...
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How to mend a worn-out notebook cover, and replace it

Is there any way I can take off my daughter's spiral-bound notebook cover, because she wrote all over it, and I need to replace it with a new cover, but I tried looking over many social media websites,...
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Alternatives to buying new foam for the headphone and microphone?

For headphones like these: The foam at the mic and the earphone have torn off. On searching for replacements, the cost of buying a set of replacements is almost the cost of the headphone itself. ...
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How to hide a little device for some years?

I have a small device (electronic cigarette), that I am not allowed to use any more, so I need to hide it for family reasons. However, I might use it again in the future so would like to leave that ...
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Retractable Thumb Drive is Stuck

I have been using my Retractable Thumb Drive for 10+ years. It is stuck and and tried pushing, pulling, praying --- nothing worked! How do I fix this?
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When pouring boiled milk, how to avoid splashes caused by its hitting a relatively less hot part of the pan?

When I pour milk out of the pan in which it has just boiled, I usually find that when it hits a relatively less hot part of the pan, closer to the rim, it crackles and splashes because of the heat. ...
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Temporary nosepad for eyeglasses

While cleaning my eye glass, one of the nose pad fell off my eye glasses and went down the drain through the sink. Currently, no nosepad is available for delivery where I live. Also I would prefer not ...
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How do I keep thermal labels from fading?

I'm using thermal labels as contact information and descriptions on the backs of wood products that I sell. I was thinking, that if I could cover the label, with a clear permanent coating, that it may ...
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Are there clearly defined ways to tie necktie knots?

I wore neckties for about three or four years after getting a job, after which I stopped wearing them since the company I work for actually didn't require them. But after looking at several websites ...
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How do I stop my eyelet curtains from rattling on the curtain pole when the window is open

We sleep with the bedroom window open and if there is any breeze outside the curtain rings rattle on the curtain pole. Any ideas how I could stop this apart from the obvious of closing the window.
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How to repurpose old fridge with broken compressor as ant-proof dry food storage?

I have an old refrigerator (the compressor died) and I would like to keep it as ambient room temperature pantry storage for food items which don't really need refrigeration, like coffee, dried food, ...
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How to improve air quality in an old storage room?

I am forced to use an old storage room for work as there is some really loud construction work going on in an adjacent building, located near my current working room. The problem is that the storage ...
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How to remove adhesive residue from ventilator cover without damaging it?

I used the filter put on ventilator cover (like sticker), but it wasn't peeled off completely. It was also tainted by dust so looks dirty. The ventilator cover is made by plastic. How can I remove it ...
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Any insight about suspect “acid” stains on new hollow metal door jambs?

I'm a commercial painter and the building I'm working has several hollow metal door jambs that have some really, REALLY tough stains on them. It definitely looks like some type of liquid caused them ...
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What to do with big pieces of chocolate milk powder

The chocolate powder I bought to add in milk came in plastic jar. Now accidentally one must have added a wet spoon to take the powder out. Now the fine powder has changed into sticky big stony masses, ...
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Fix air flow in single window gallery apartment

In the so called gallery apartment of my friend the hot and bad air accumulates in the upper area in which the bed room is located. The gallery bed room is stacked on top of the bath room and has no ...
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Stopping an incense stick from burning

Sometimes one would like to stop a burning incense stick after a while, before it is completely consumed. If you don't want to keep around it to, for example, put it under water, you can always break ...
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Prevent Riding-Mower deck v-belt from slipping in tall or wet grass

My Yardman MTD riding mower has a deck with a belt that's engaged only when I want to start cutting grass. The deck belt loops around a number of pulleys, and sometimes slips when I go too quickly in ...
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Could I remove the back-light from an LCD screen and let sunlight illuminate it from behind?

I like to use my laptop outdoors, but it's often so bright outside that I can barely see my screen - even with the brightness turned all the way up. I've often wondered: What if opened a LCD screen ...
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What can I use to attach bulky things to my keyring?

I want to attach a flat little multitool, a little earplug canister, and a little LED light to my keyring, but their bulk means the keyring won't lie relatively flattish. So I put these bulkier items ...
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Damaged Gears from a Paper Shredder

I have a paper shredder with some damaged gears, which are from the CD shredding slot. There are some info over the web about how to repair plastic gears with resin. However, I'm not comfortable ...
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How do I fix a broken stylus pen? “Jamjake superfine bib active capacitive”

My baby brother chewed on the tip of my stylus pen, resulting in my iPad not responding to the touch of the pen anymore. It has chew marks on the sides, so I’m not sure how to fix that. I’m hoping it’...
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E-clip (temporary) alternative?

Does anyone know a trick to replace an e-clip while waiting for the shipment of a replacement? An e-clip is a kind of circlip An E-Clip is a kind of shaft mounted retaining ring, which provides a ...
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How to fix a bent earphone jack

How can I fix this kind of bent earphone jack? It still works if I constantly push it in, but it won't work if I don't push it, because it doesn't really fit inside anymore...
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How to prevent air conditioner pipe from molding?

My bedroom has a split-type air conditioner. Between conditioner and compressor there is a pipe for refrigerant. Moisture condenses on the pipe for a long time, and it has thick mold. I plan to clean ...
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Opening a contact lens bottle

I was unaware of the usual way to open a "contact lens bottle" (although in my case it isn't a contact lens bottle, rather an ear drops bottle), and I guess I messed up in the first step ...
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Simple cheap solution to plug in one pair of heaphones into two audio sources(two laptops)

I have a nice comfy pair of over the ear headphones which i would like to plug in to two audio sources(two laptops or one laptop and one phone). Are there any cheap solutions for this, like a reverse ...
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Cleaning the screens of phones

I don't have a liquid solution specially made to clean the screens of phones. So what's the substitute for that? I can't use only a cloth since my screen has got stains. So can I use sanitizer/ lens ...
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Cut a magnet into smaller pieces

I salvaged this 10 lb magnet from a 1000 watt speaker. I trying to make smaller magnets from it. Wikihow says to either chip it with a hammer or saw it with a hacksaw. I am looking for ideas on ...
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How to make my bathtub slippery

We've rented an apartment and the bathtub surface is not slippery enough. I know that being slippery is a downside for bathtubs, but it causes so many problems. The main problem is that the water ...
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How can I remove unwanted human hair from clothing after washing?

I was wondering how to remove human hair that builds up and sticks to my clothing? I've noticed this right after my clothes have been put away. Is there any way to remove or to prevent human hair from ...
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How much soap/detergent is optimal to wash your clothes?

What is the best way to determine how much detergent to use to clean my clothes in any average washing machine. Some of the suggested guidelines I've come across are: The published (detergent ...
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How to clean Stainless Steel nail clippers without rusting them?

I followed these instructions, but my BOYOU Stainless Steel nail clippers still rust. What am I flubbing? Dip Your Brush In 99% Rubbing Alcohol Scrub Clippers Dry Completely.

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