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Questions tagged [bathroom]

Hacks related to [cleaning], using, and maintaining of the bathroom.

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How can I quickly remove water from my shower curtain?

After I shower, I like to squeegee water off the shower tiles so mold doesn't grow on the grout. I'd like to get most of the water off my plastic shower curtain too, but I need a life hack to ...
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How to clean a bathtub

I used cillit bang on my old plastic bathtub and if destroyed it. I know the best thing to do it to simply use soap.. but that seems to take forever. We have kids who have minor skin issues and have ...
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Every time I walk my zipper falls HELP ME

I can’t keep my zipper up every single time I walk it 3 people have pointed it out to me plz help me
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What is the most efficient way to get hair off a bar of soap?

Too often, thin, straight hairs get stuck to our bar of soap. I usually use my fingernail to scrape them off, then wash them off my fingertips. But even if I'm gentle, this seems to scrape up a lot ...
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public bathroom soap dispenser : wet hands first and press or dry hands first and press

I've received looks of un-approving stares when performing either of the following actions. I'm trying to determine which is proper. After having used the facilities (ie going #1 or #2) in a public ...
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How to get rid of limescale on pipes?

I have read that limescale in pipes makes them way less energy efficient, so that 50-80% of energy is wasted for example in a boiler. How would I get rid of this? I am looking for some product or ...
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How can I prevent tissues from falling back into the box?

I get the larger size boxes of tissues (210 count). Once the box of tissues only has about 1/3 of the tissues remaining, the top tissue isn’t very close to the opening of the box, so gravity usually ...
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Is there a way to prevent washcloths from getting rough?

Washcloths used for bathing/showers seem to lose their softness and start feeling rough really quickly. And putting them through the wash doesn’t completely restore them. Is there a certain way of ...
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How to turn water on with soapy hands?

I moved to a new apartment that has sinks with 2 knobs rather than 1 lever. When I wash my face, I like to turn off the faucet to save water. But then, to turn it back on, I have to touch the knobs ...
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Throwing a party when the bathroom door can't be properly closed

I am planning to throw a party at my place. The problem is that the bathroom door is quite difficult to close: the door knob is loose and hence I don't dare pulling it to close the door. Instead I ...
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How to unclog nozzles on massaging shower heads?

This previous question was more about cleaning the shower head and not specifically unclogging the nozzles. I have a Speakerman Anystream 2000 massaging showerhead whose nozzles are so clogged that ...
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Avoiding trousers to get wet

When using trousers in bathroom, the leg part of my trousers are always wet after touching the floor. How to use trousers in bathroom without wetting the trousers?
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How to remove print/ markings from small Eye Drops bottle for other use?

I am not sure what the material of these types of small bottles is composed of. I find they are most reliable when it comes to being Leak resistant for small quantity of liquids etc where I just ...
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How? Vertically holster electric shaver & beard/ hair trimmer suspended, maybe using shelf over bathroom counter?

Bathroom counter, with electrical socket, mirror & glass shelves on adjoining wall. Also, electric shaver at bottom of pic on Counter Electric trimmer, depicting shape etc Now, based on ...
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How to dry wet towels in a small bathroom?

The bathroom includes a toilet, a sink, a shower stall and a cabinet. The tile is from the floor to about 5ft / 1.5m in height. The bathroom door is 24" / 60 cm wide. There are currently no towel ...
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How to keep a vertical row of multiple soap bars vertically instead of typical horizontal one-soap dish?

So for illustration i have organic type of soap bars that I use now thanks to the TSA liquid drama. The slimmer ones in the pic are 3 cm exact and I go through varieties that are thicker as well as ...
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How to make cleaning the bathroom faster or more enjoyable?

I don't really like cleaning the bathroom, so I was wondering if any of you have ideas on how to make the process faster or more enjoyable? I am listening to podcasts, but maybe you have more ideas.
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How to effectively prevent the shower curtain from snuggling?

My shower curtain does not stay where it belongs. When I start showering I wet it and then press it to the wall, but when I put the shower head up on the shower head holder, the curtain starts flying ...
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Hanging Organizer in Bathroom

I'm trying to design a shelf of sorts I can make that would hang on a bathroom door to accommodate a few bottles, combs etc. and a rod for hanging a towel to dry. Basically everything I need after a ...
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How to remove the spots on my mirror

The mirror in my restroom has got spots on it. I tried washing it with soap and shampoo however they don't go away. How can I get this mirror to shine again ?
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How to clean mirror without leaving paper towel specks behind

When I clean a mirror with glass cleaner and a paper towel, I see a bunch of little specks left by the paper towel. I've tried using hand wipes and newspaper, but they both seem to do the same thing. ...
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Bathtub decals peeling off in short time

Our tub decals are only about a month new, and are already starting to peel off. Is there something I can do about this?
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How to stick slivers of soap together to form a large bar of soap

What is the best way to combine small slivers of soap into one bigger bar of soap without the slivers flaking off? I was thinking a press (like a tortilla press) might do the job, but should I soak ...
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How does one efficiently clean-up loose hair strands from one's back after washing hair in the shower? Is there a gadget designed to help with this?

I have shoulder-length to long hair whose loose strands cling to my wet back after I wash it in the shower, and even toweling off is sometimes not effective enough to remove the hardest-to-reach areas ...
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Slowdown digestion for a 30 hour journey?

I have a long flight journey, followed and preceded by lengthy bus journeys ahead and would like to have a stable stomach and intestines until I reach my destination home. I do not like public toilets,...
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Removing set grout from tile

I recently tiled a bathroom myself for the first time, only to discover afterward that I was not as successful at cleaning the excess grout off as I had initially thought. As a result, there are now a ...
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I need to get urine from one toilet to another to flush it, what should I do?

I accidentally peed in a toilet that I forgot was incapacitated (the water for it was turned off to do some piping work, but there's still water in the bowl), and I need to get it out of that toilet ...
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Magnet in shower: How to protect against rust

I've found a small lifehack involving shampoo using a magnet (strong magnet, not neodymium) to solve my "tipping the shampoo off the shampoo holder" and "nudging the shampoo holder off the wall" ...
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Alternative to expensive disposable floor mats for taking care of recurring puddle next to toilet?

Some men with Parkinson's disease have very poor aim when urinating. This can be a sensitive subject, such that asking the person with Parkinson's to implement one of these ideas is not an option (and ...
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What's the best way to prevent water from collecting underneath a soap bar?

I've used regular soap dishes for most of my life, but the water would always collect underneath the dish, which is annoying. So I started putting a washrag underneath the dish to collect the water,...
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How to remove urine scale from toilet elbow? [closed]

I ask this question here because all other sites I found on the web (mostly in German, because this does not seem to be a common problem in the English-speaking world - or people just don't care) give ...
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How to remove scale/incrustation in bathroom

How can I remove incrustation which appears from the water in the bathroom floor (covered with plates) and the toilet. This appears when water dries and the salts which are dissolved stay on the floor ...
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How can I prevent pee from flying off-target?

Most men know that sometimes a stream of pee can go in some unwanted direction, which can cause problems like dirty clothes or a dirty floor. Is there a way to prevent this from happening, or maybe a ...
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How to use the smallest piece of soap for bathing?

We start soap usage with a bar that is handy to use. As the soap bar consumption starts, it starts getting smaller day by day. When it is very small it is very difficult to pick and apply on the skin ...
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Any idea how to remove this build-up from glass shower door?

My shower door has slowly built-up this limescale-like coating over the past 5 years and it does not seem to respond to any attempt to remove it. It is far more prevalent on the door nearest the ...
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How do I clear my urination chi when some dude is at the urinal next to me? [closed]

Sometimes when I'm at a public urinal, if another dude comes mosey up next to me, I get stage-fright and can't go. What can I do to clear my thoughts?
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How do I place/anchor showerhead at a low height, without drilling the wall?

Situation: I have a bathtub with a shower-head The shower-head is attached via a mount point which is very high (~ height of raised hand of an adult) This means a child cannot reach the shower-head ...
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How to turn on the motion sensor controlled light when you're in the toilet?

It might have happened that when you are in a public or work toilet the light turns off because of the motion sensor, and as much as you wave your hands you cannot make it on again. Is there an easy ...
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Replacement for a bathroom water drain cylinder

I have a water drain in the bathroom like the one on this picture Unfortunately, the man who mounted it has lost the plastic cylinder which is inside it. This cylinder has to be there to stop the ...
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How to see white tile/grout cleaner on white tile with white grout

I like to use tile & grout cleaner (a bleach gel) to clean the grout in my shower. However, the tile & grout cleaner is white, the grout is white, and the tiles are white. How can I easily ...
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How to avoid splash sounds in public toilets?

Is there a way to silently defecate in public toilets, without causing a loud splash/fart sound? Every time I'm on public toilets it's really hard to silently do my business.
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How to deal with an uneven bathroom floor? [closed]

Because of this question I remembered about when I was still renting and the bathroom (aka: comfort room/lavatory/washroom/etc) in my apartment is not level and it causes the water to go to the side ...
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How can I clean a textured bathtub?

My bathtub has a textured non-slip surface on the bottom, which is in the form of a fine grid of raised and lowered areas, forming thousands of tiny squares about 1mm on a side. So each square is a ...
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Preventing paper towel waste by tightening the roll

I work in a workshop, and share toilets with 25+ workers. When they dispense paper towels the roll keeps spinning and some paper towel is wasted when it falls to the floor (5 or 6 squares at a time). ...
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How to stop water from dripping on the sink counter and bathroom floor when washing hands?

I turn on the water, dispense some soap, rub my hands together, rub my hands together a lot more under the running water. Sometimes though, I didn't dispense enough soap the first time so have to go ...
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How can I defog a bathroom mirror? [duplicate]

After a shower, my bathroom mirror is badly fogged over, which makes shaving inconvenient, and the worst part is, it just won't go away! Wiping the glass barely does anything, and splashing water (...
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How can I stop cat hair getting onto my bathroom towels?

I have three cats which all have medium to long hair. They shed almost continuously, even after being brushed. "Their" room is the laundry, that's where they're fed and, if they choose to, sleep. The ...
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How to disinfect inside of shower and water tap outside your home so you don't get sick?

I know this probably sounds hypochondriac, but seriously - I learned that some people do shower enemas i.e. taking off the shower head, insert the hose in their anus, and run water. THAT IS SO GROSS ...
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How can I warm up a bathroom without a heater?

I used to be cold in the bathroom when taking a shower, even in every season. The curious thing is that I don't feel cold when taking showers at gyms, because those bathrooms and showers have been ...
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Keeping tub and shower clean, mildew-free

Is there a quick, daily routine to keep the tub and shower clean? A procedure after each use? I am also wondering how others use their shower curtains: do you keep it in/over the tub at all times (...