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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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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 to quickly warm up a toilet seat

In the winter, the porcelain toilet seats can get extremely cold and are just unpleasant to sit on in the event that 'doody' calls. Is there a quick way to warm up the toilet seat to make it more ...
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Toilet paper is stuck in the dispenser, any way to reach it?

Few months ago, a toilet paper dispenser was installed at my work place. It looks nice, and usually functioning well, here is how it looks like normally: As you can see, there is a big toilet paper ...
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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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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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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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How can I fix a clogged toilet without calling a plumber?

We've all been there: you're using the toilets, flush the water, and it's still there. Flush again, to no avail. It's utterly clogged. When at home I can simply call a plumber, but: It costs money ...
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The toilet is clogged with dirty water [duplicate]

Yesterday we saw that water is going slowly and there is dirty water left. We poured hot water and try shirt hanger but nothing changed. Is there any practical way before calling a technician or ...
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How to test if a toilet is leaking?

The thing is, I had a plumber come over and look at the toilet in my house, and found he said it was leaking. However, I do not know how he knew it was leaking. My question is, how do they tell if ...
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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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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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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 can I clear my shower drain without drain cleaner?

While showering I notice that the drain starts to clog and water start to accumulate, but yet its not totally clogged. What can I do to prevent further clogging, while still being able to continue my ...
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How to know what material shower floor is made of and what cleaning products to use on it?

I have a shower in a new house, and the floor of it is dirty. If I google "how to clean shower floor" the answers I get largely depend on the type of floor. I have no idea what the floor is made of (...
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Make suction cups suck

I want to attach some suction cups to a surface, such as a ceramic tile. The suction cups tend to stick for a little while, but inevitably fall off sooner or later, possibly due to microscopic pores ...
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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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At what part of the toilet should I aim to reduce the pee splashing? [closed]

The question has been closed under the claim that is opinion-based. Please read my comment below explaining why I think it should be reopened. While peeing stand up I wonder where should I aim to ...
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How to not forget my phone in the bathroom?

Many times I go to the bathroom only for a quick pee, while in the middle of something, hence my mind is occupied, and I don't pay much attention. I take my phone out of my pocket and place it ...
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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 can I smooth out my textured bathtub?

We have a textured bath-tub, we want to remove the texture (because it's fading and it's easy to slip on, but because of the texture bath mats don't stay on). We're considering re-glazing it, and are ...
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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 do you re-attach towel racks which are coming off the wall?

I have some mounted towel racks in the bathroom on the wall and they're coming off... I'm curious how can i firmly get them back on the wall without a re-mount or glue.
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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 to trim your beard without a mirror?

I am supposed to trim my beard without a mirror and I use my palm to make sure the beard is even. How to recognize when I trim my sideburns?
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How to remove a urine smell from a bathroom?

I have started noticing an unpleasant urine smell coming from my bathroom and initially thought it was someone living with me being careless with their streaming but later found out that the behind ...
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How to get out of the public restroom with clean hands?

Some public restrooms are just nasty to say the least, but even the ones that look clean may have many nasty germs inhabiting them. I'm not interested in the full process of keeping everything of ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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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 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 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 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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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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Ways to improve shower's water pressure?

I have just moved into a new apartment on the fifth floor of a building and the water pressure is dismal. The sinks I can deal with, but not the shower... are there any hacks you can perform on the ...
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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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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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How to prevent an automatic toilet from flushing while I'm still using it?

Many of us have been there: Sitting on the toilet in a public restroom, almost finished, when suddenly the automatic sensor decides to flush itself too soon, and splashes everywhere. It's a ...
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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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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? 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 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 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 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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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 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 ...