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New shoes squeaking

I grabbed a new pair of Lacoste Carnaby Evo's, really love them. But on my 3rd wear, I noticed that my shoe started to squeak. It was significantly wet when I wore them the last time so I tried baking ...
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How does belt fit around roller

I dissembled a printer/scanner for parts. This is a belt and roller and I think it was used for the scanner. I can not figure out how the belt fits on the roller? The belt is a continuous piece and ...
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How to get rid of paint smell

We are painting the whole house one room at a time, but as I suffer from asthma, I avoid the smell as much as possible but right now the whole house smell of paint, although I have opened windows. ...
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Keeping gym gear separate from normal clothes

I have one duffle bag which I use for the gym but the clothes get mixed up and sometimes smell. How can I make sure to keep the gym clothes/shoes separate from regular clothes in the same bag?
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How to prevent cables getting intertwined

I have a problem that hopefully one of you wizards could address. When I pack up my work laptop at work everyday I pack the laptop first, then the power cable, then the mouse (with a cable). I do not ...
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PayPal email payment [on hold]

I sent some money to an email of a person whose PayPal account is dormant. He can see the mail. How does he receive the payment: 1. Create new account, approve? 2. Un-dorm the old account and ...
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2answers
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How to blow smoke rings safely? (workaround sought)

There is a vaping epidemic currently in the U.S. Along with many others, my teenage son has discovered vaping. I have explained to him why doctors don't consider this safe for teens and we're making ...
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Fasten silicone glasses holder to arm of the glasses

I’ve bought a second glasses holder in the hope it won’t keep slipping off the arms. This is an ineffective product design. It is really annoying as I am in the middle of renovating a house. Every ...
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3answers
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How can I make a motor with a belt change directions?

*Note: I've included question and answer since this is a lifehack I stumbled across and thought it was worth sharing. :) I work in agriculture. One of the things that we frequently do is moving ...
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5answers
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How can wood smoke smell be removed from clothing or helmet?

A friend of mine just returned from a 1600 mile motorcycle ride. His jacket and helmet are saturated with campfire smoke smell. It did not wash out. Is there any way to remove that wood smoke smell ...
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Is it bad for my appliances to have no power for 9 months of the year?

I only spend a bit of time every year at a camp and I don't want to keep the power on all year. Will it be okay for my fridge? This is my first year having this camp.
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6answers
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At what part of the toilet should I aim to reduce the pee splashing? [closed]

While peeing stand up I wonder where should I aim to minimize the amount of little drops splash out. Some alternatives: In the middle of the water (F5)? Near the border (G5)? To one side: Near the ...
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How to reinforce or protect USB-C cable from connector damage

How can I maximize the life of a phone and minimize my total cost over the lifetime of the device while factoring in malicious cats? My wife's Moto X4 is repeatedly knocked off her nightstand/bed by ...
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2answers
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Removing Paper glued to wood

I have a letter glued onto plywood and want to remove it. What is the best way?. I haven’t tried anything yet because it is an historical document.
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3answers
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How to remove or seal in mold mildew on vintage electronic cables

Bought some vintage electronics, and the 20 foot data cable bundle smells like mildew very strongly. I need something to seal in that smell and kill the fungi on the insulators, without damaging the ...
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1answer
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Need to make an airtight rocket without Glue, Tape, etc. How? [closed]

I have to make a rocket for school and we get extra credit if we don’t use tape.
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2answers
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How to remove glass cleaner stains from smart tv

Someone tried to clean my Sony smart TV (which is not supposed to be cleaned that way) with glass cleaner and now it is full of white stains. I've tried gently rubbing it with a dry cloth but they don'...
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How can I growth my lashes without using any chemical? [closed]

I want to growth my lashes thick and long, but without any chemical because of sensitivity. I am afraid to use any chemicals. Every morning lashes fall on my face. How can I grow my lashes thick and ...
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2answers
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Keeping dry inside car door

I deliver newspapers. (Yes, some people still do read them.) Anyhow, the driver's side window is almost always open and I'm subject to getting soaking wet when it rains. Any and all ideas would be ...
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Iron setting for polyester [closed]

I want to use fuzing tape on some polyester shorts to attach some fabric to a pocket. The iron has no polyester or nylon setting. The lower settings are wool, synthetic, and silk. Which should I ...
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2answers
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Making crispy clothes easy to fold

Here in the UK, it is always wet so to dry clothes we put in on heating which dry it but makes the clothes crispy, which in turn makes them hard to fold. I want to know how to fold as it’s very hard ...
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8answers
295 views

How to keep smelling fresh without perfume

I have a unknown allergy to perfumes. My breathing gets blocked from my nose up if someone near me wears perfume. I am okay with mild to low perfume. But sometimes I feel I am not that fresh, and ...
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How to build a protection for your head, neck and back for practicing new flips! [closed]

I recently stumbled upon a YouTuber called "pigmie" who didn't get over the fear of doing a double backflip as he could land on his head and get a serious injury. So he build his own protection (the "...
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4answers
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How can I stop plastic bags that cover computer speakers from vibrating?

I place my computer speakers in clear bread plastic bags to protect them from dust and food scrap. E.g. I eat at my desk, and have fruits and vegetables spurt after biting or cutting something. But ...
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2answers
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How to keep silicone mobile case clean and prevent from being yellowish?

How can I clean a yellowish silicone mobile back cover and prevent it from yellowing again? Is there a way to get rid of this or do I need to buy new one? Can see how yellowish it is become.
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1answer
78 views

Keeping a medical patch dry during a shower [duplicate]

I have a pain patch on my back. I’d like to take a bath. How can I keep the patch dry?
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How do I make a lid for this bin?

There's a popular chain of home furniture store, which shall go unnamed, from which I've gotten a couple of bins which look like this: Unfortunately for me, that store doesn't sell lids for these ...
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3answers
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DIY Grabber Pole

I am working on a Grabber Pole. I need a way to close the clamp from the other end of the pole. The jaws stay locked when closed until released. I thought of using a bike brake cable and maybe a ...
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2answers
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How to rinse nose? [closed]

I have tried to rinse but i do not know how to do it properly How can i rinse my nose with water while using basin/sink? I may sound stupid for such a simple question but please guide me preferably ...
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2answers
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protect a split fingernail

The nail of one of my favorite fingers keeps splitting, and catching on things. So far it has not torn the quick, but my luck will not hold forever. What can I do to protect it from catching and ...
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2answers
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How can I separate pages in this tape-bound booklet?

My grandparents fancy posting to walls some pictures in this Travel Alberta catalogue, rather than paying for pictures (to be printed). But they can't cut out pages as the pictures are printed without ...
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Any Hacks to control Central Cooling System at workplace /office?

Just wondering if there are any hacks to control/alter the thermostat of central/ducted cooling units in my office? The cooling unit keeps throwing cold air all day long and by end of day I am totally ...
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How to clean & prevent stickiness on hard plastic of mouse, in spite of no rubber coating

How to clean & prevent stickiness on hard plastic of mouse, in spite of no rubber coating Product (originally available in white, now in blue only): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IX4GFMG/...
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What are some possible hacks (other uses) for used pill bottles?

I have several bags of used-once pill bottles that might be better used in some other (clever) and useful way? Please note: Storage of small and or miscellaneous things (buttons, screws, etc.) is an ...
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What are some possible hacks (other uses) for old gift cards? [closed]

I have a pile of gift cards that have such small balances that they might be better used in some other (clever) and useful way? What is the best way you can think of?
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I can’t change this plug. How to open it while keeping it’s shape?

There’s 0.2ꭥ between this green and this red wire which is almost a short circuit (the ecu confirms it). The shape below is because of the heat of the engine causing the plastic to melt A good knock ...
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How to make your shirt shorter without sewing anything?

I have a shirt that's too long, but I have no time to sew it or bring it to a shop. I don't like tucking it in, because it doesn't look nice. How do I make it shorter without cutting anything, and ...
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Shrink leather sandals

I have some all leather sandals and the straps have stretched. I have tightened the straps but I am running out of holes. Can I shrink them by soaking them in water?
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4answers
109 views

How to keep a lot of paper in a file?

When I keep my papers in a file, they tend to stick out when there are too many of them, and especially when the file becomes too thick. The paper keeps slipping out and the file stays bulged out even ...
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Projector buzzing noise

I have a mid-sized projector (Optoma HD142X). After about a year, and perhaps because of the recent warmer temperatures and therefore more internal fan use, the unit makes an irregular and ...
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How to fix jeans where the belt loops have pulled out?

Just as the question asks: how do I fix my favorite pair of jeans where a couple of the belt loops have pulled away free from the jeans? They're still attached to the jeans by the top of the loop, but ...
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How to keep duvet from bunching in cover

Any tips for how to keep a duvet from bunching up or slipping down in its cover? There aren't any buttons or loops in the duvet itself and using something like safety pins looks tacky and might damage ...
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5answers
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How to make slippery rug stay in place

We have a rug at the entrance of our home. It is too much slippery, and despite putting a heavy shoe rack over it, it stills slips and it become a mess, all jumbled up. I don't understand why. we do ...
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6answers
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How can I listen to music while running, but without smartphone?

I love to practice exercises, but when going out for a run, I never take any electronic devices (by electronic devices, I mean any devices that may distract me.) in order to stay focus. But I wish I ...
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How do I prevent stacked drinking glasses from sticking together?

I don't have enough shelf space for each glass to sit separately. I must stack them to fit. The problem is worse for some sets of drinking glasses than others. It might be because of their shape, ...
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3answers
165 views

How to effectively clean Laptop keyboard safely

How to I clean laptop's keyboard without ruining it A lot of dust gets stuck in between keys
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Pulled headset wire

The mic on my headset has stopped working and I think it is because I pulled the wire that connects it from the setting panel halfway up the wire to the headset itself to hard. If I wiggle the wire I ...
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How to cross a river on foot?

I walk about 1.5 miles to work, mostly along a busy, smelly road. There is an alternative route I could take of similar length along off-road quiet tracks which would be much nicer, but to take this ...
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How to prevent my new shoes charging me? [duplicate]

I got already a few ideas from How can I avoid getting static shocks in the winter? . But I think my question is still diferent in the solution being asked for, as a) I am well aware of what causes ...
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How to achieve hair volume without blow drying?

I like my undercut, everything is fine. But when I try to get a little bit of volume, just to give some "happiness" into my undercut + slick back, it's impossible. Is it possible to do without blow ...

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