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how can I remove decades old tape from paper without damage to images printed on paper?

How to remove DECADES old clear tape from paper without damaging the paper or image that is printed on the paper?
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How to heat up a kebab roll so that the meat inside becomes warm, the flatbread does not become dried, and the structure is well-kept?

When I buy a kebab roll somewhere and go home to eat, it gets cold. I'd like to eat it warm. If I use an oven to heat it up, the flatbread outside would get dried and the meat filling wouldn't get ...
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What's the minimum “stuff” I need to record music into my laptop?

I can run a backing track through my keyboard and combine that keyboard's signal with my dedicated vocoder keyboard to run into my amp. Therefore, all of my sound comes out of that one amp; no vocals, ...
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Apart from the appearance, is there any negative effect of leaving the limescale in the kettle or on the wall of the bathroom? [closed]

If I search online, what will the limescale in the kettle do with health, most of the answers say that there is no negative impact in fact. Those who claim a negative impact, are usually water ...
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How can I remove down from my jacket?

I have a jacket that has got down on it from a coat. I can't get the down off. I've washed it in the washing machine, I've tried a sticky lint roller and I've tried the upholstery attachment for my ...
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What can I store on blank DVDs [closed]

I have leftover blank DVDs from past and I do not want to just through away having moved to hard drives. What can I store on a DVD?
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How to set effective VERY-long-term reminders? [closed]

E.g. there's a book I strongly recommended to somebody to re-read in 20 years. (Yes, seriously.) How would one set a reminder for decades later?
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How to lift a bike's wheels off the floor without a workstand

I want to do some maintenance on the rear derailleur of my bike and I want to have the rear wheel lifted off the ground to be able to rotate the pedals to switch gears while doing adjustments. I'm ...
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Guess if an A/C system brings in fresh air from its appearance? [closed]

I am very sensitive to poor air quality. Slightly higher density of carbon dioxide or VOCs could make me feel sick. So, I am going to rent an apartment with good mechanical ventilation. Opening the ...
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How can I prevent my wristwatch from fogging up on the inside?

In the past couple weeks, my watch appears to have developed an issue. It's an Armitron "pro sport" watch, and IIRC it's about three or four years old. A couple weeks ago, when the temperature ...
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Using liquid detergents for a pre-wash cycle with a powder only detergent drawer

I've found that liquid detergents give the best results in my AEG lavamat washer dryer. These work well when I want to do a normal wash, I just pour the liquid into the supplied ball, pop it in the ...
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How to eliminate humidity / bad smell on an apartment?

My current apartment has a Central Air System, which means the same ducts are used for cold and warm air. I have noticed the weird humidity smell that comes out of the ducts and fill the apartment ...
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How to avoid food spill/stain on bedsheet?

I eat food on my bed. Many times it spills over it and I have to wash whole bedsheet just because of this. I usually place some paper or butter paper below it. Sometimes it penetrates (oily stuff) ...
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Keeping the top of kitchen cabinets clean

My kitchen cabinets don't go all the way to the top. That means, on the top of it a greasy layer builds up regularly. The options I thought were cleaning them regularly (time intensive) or covering ...
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How to remove cigarette stench from clothes?

I have kids. I have friends that have older kids. Sometimes, these friends kindly donate nice clothes for my kids to use. I am very thankful for that. But, at least one specific friend has/had a ...
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DIY door stopper

I have bought several door stops for my door but every door stop passes under the door gap because it is too high. I was wondering whether I could make a door stop myself out of everyday materials/...
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Packing using Bubble Wrap: Which side should go in? [closed]

I am transporting a Standee with the banner wrapped inside an aluminium enclosure (refer image below). The standee weighs around 2 Kgs (4.4 lbs). I would be shipping it via air cargo. It contains ...
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Make a door move gradually?

I saw a gadget somewhere before, but can't find it anymore. One end should be attached to the wall and the other to the door (of a cupboard). It prevents door from moving freely in both directions, it ...
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Any idea how to remove eatables stuck between teeths

I often get into this problem, whenever I have lunch or dinner somethings get stuck either between the teeth or teeth and gums. At times I will be at home then I can use brush to remove but when I am ...
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Is there way to convert straight horizontal bar into angled one?

There are straight horizontal chin-up bars and ones with angled ends. Could we use something to convert conventional horizontal bar into 2nd type? May be attach something to the ends.
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How can I make my hair look neat and structured?

I want to improve my hair structure. Whenever I comb my hair, they won't stay structured. It will deviate on its own way. When I shampoo my hair, it looks ok.
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Wedding ring lost in bedroom [duplicate]

Can you find my ring that I dropped in my bedroom? I heard it hit the floor but I cannot find it anywhere. I have gotten on my hands and knees using a flashlight but have yet to find it.please help me
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Get rid of laundry detergent smell in room

my parents used diluted laundry detergent to wipe the walls when they moved into an old apartment. now the place is filled with laundry detergent smell, which is quite unpleasant they tried to wipe ...
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What is the easiest way to count down 60 minutes?

I just saw this video, where three people were sat down in a garage space, each had to press a button after 60 minutes. I wonder what could be useful techniques to get as close as possible to 1 hour, ...
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Fix screws of lens using fingernail polish or loctite adhesive

Approximately, three months ago I install a lens on a camera (in a road). Now, I find that the screws of lens are loosen. I guess that it caused by temperature variation and vibration (because of a ...
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Does soaking in soap water in the bath help? [closed]

When I stay in a nice hotel, I like to soak in the bath. I usually add plenty of (free) body soap and moisturizer to the warm bath water, hoping it would help clean my body better and let the ...
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How to take armpit odor from jacket

I get very quick armpit odor and tried nivea body odor but it doesn’t well, now I was being lazy and put on new jacket on my to be washed shirt but too late and the odor is in jacket which transferred ...
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How to safely clean a T.V. remote that has sticky layer of edibles?

So I have this habit of watching T.V. while I eat and last night I used the remote with my ketchup smeared hand (absent mindedly :p). There's no way I could wash it as it would damage the internal ...
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Best way to stop USPS from delivering past tenants' mail?

I recently started renting and moved into a suburban house in the US where almost every day I receive other people's mail. It is addressed to one of six different past tenents for my address. For the ...
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How do I fix unevenly bleached hair that's already been dyed blue

I couldn't find anywhere else on the site to ask this so here goes. I just got my hair done blue at the salon. I am thrilled that my hair is now blue, but I am not happy with the quality of the dye ...
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How to prevent Kindle Paperwhite turning itself off?

The Kindle Paperwhite must a contender for worst designed product! The on/off switch is at the bottom, like this: so when I use it at a lunch counter and sit it on the counter, it constantly powers ...
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How to restore clothes from colour run?

I have a few clothes (coloured t-shirts and polo shirts) which have turned a different shade of colour due to a small amount of colour from other clothes being transferred to them in the wash. One ...
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How to safely and efficiently remove Shea butter from hand palms?

Shea butter is a vegan butter used, in between other uses, as a scalp hair anointing material; it's the most thick creamy-ointment I personally have known and can help straighten quite curly hair; it ...
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Face blemish concealment

What is the absolute best way to conceal face blemishes. I have tried everything I can think of and need to look well in a picture coming up soon.
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Protect house from mould

I regularly have a problem with mould in my flat. It appears on the frames of windows or above the windows. I clean it when it appears but I would like it not to appear at all. What can I do besides ...
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2032 Battery v a 3v transformer [closed]

Why can’t I use a 3v (or greater) transformer instead of the 2032 battery in a wireless door chime/bell transmitter? I have tried several but the push button will only operate with the battery.
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How to remove superglue/instant glue from clothing

My favourite pair of jeans has fallen victim to a stray drip of superglue/instant glue. Now there is a small solid stain, with the glue partly embedded into the fabric. How do I remove this without ...
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How do you clean your phone screen of breakout causing build up regularly?

I would first like to clarify that I believe my question is not a dupe of: How can I remove skin oil from my phone's screen? as I am specifically asking about a sensible solution to help prevent ...
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How to dry wool clothing indoors

The "official" way is to spread them on a towel. I tried that with wool socks. It takes a long time to dry. I also thought of using the dryer's cold setting where the dryer doesn't heat up the air, ...
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How do I keep whiskers out of sink

My homestay students are pigs. I just spent over an hour in their disgusting filth. I'm worried a big ball of stuff will go down the line and plug everything. Guys are even cutting their own hair in ...
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Is there something I can do about my roomba and my oriental rug?

I've got a few old oriental rugs on a floor of my house that have fringes on two sides. I've also got a roomba; he's very sweet. When he tries to vacuum around the rugs, sometimes he gets caught ...
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How can I lower my washing machine sound?

My washing machine got more and more lounder and shaking after I have been used 6 months . So I like to lower machine sound and less shaking so what I need to put around the machine ?
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How to remove snow on a frozen roof window from the inside

I live in Germany and we have a lot of snow on our roofs. In my room, I have a roof window, which is tilted such that the snow just stays on top of the window and I can't open the window anymore. This ...
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parking in garage with limited front space [closed]

I have very limited space in front of my garage to turn the car and the width of the garage is just enough to park-in. Should I try in reverse parking or front parking in such a situation as I don't ...
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Is there a way to avoid dust inside the house and thus the need of cleaning so often?

I profoundly dislike dusting, but getting rid of dust is a necessity. It seems to me -- although it might be just an impression rather than a fact -- that lately way more dust gets on all surfaces ...
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How can I stop my mattress from shifting in a border-less bed frame?

My grandparents didn't appreciate their IKEA Duken Bed Frame's edged rampart: until they bought a TEMPUR-Ergo Extend Power Base that doesn't have one! Every week, the mattress shifts and protrudes, ...
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How can I stop my pillow from falling off border-less mattress?

My grandparents didn't appreciate their Duken IKEA Bed Frame's head-board until they bought a TEMPUR-Ergo Extend Power Base that doesn't have one! They lower the bed flat to sleep, but because their ...
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How can I clean my work boots after an oil spill?

My work boots are 4 months old. They have wheat-colored Nubuck leather uppers, and polyurethane sole. While dumping Canola cooking oil lots of the oil accidentally splashed on the boots causing ...
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Working remedy for acne? [closed]

I have an oily skin and recently I found an increase of a acne. I have tried various things. Peppermint facewash, mild soap, sandlewood. But so far, the only thing that came close to a solution is a ...
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How to microwave flour tortilla without making it wet

I sometimes make homemade burritos, with a mix of fillings wrapped in a flour tortilla, and I reheat the leftovers in my microwave for later meals. By the time the fillings are near the temperature I ...

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