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What is the special liquid for cleaning the peeing liquid on the floor?

I am a male, and normally, even I try to adjust my peeing direction as in this post . I tried to peeing on these spots already However, I still cannot avoid that the ureic water is on the floor, ...
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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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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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Degunk & clean these silicone/ rubbery plastic covered flexible metal spider stands in a dusty hot humid asian metro city?

I’ll be linking this to a prev hack that got me to create these hacks. How to Vertically holster beard-hair trimmer & electric shaver, and suspend it using a shelf over bathroom counter? Now I’m ...
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How to keep pee from splattering from the toilet all around the basin and on the floor on old toilets that are really low and have deep water?

Modern toilets are oval shaped and longer front to back than side-to-side. They use less water in the basin and are taller. That means modern toilets give you two advantages over old toilets in order ...
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How to Vertically holster beard-hair trimmer & electric shaver, and suspend it using a 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 clean fan and coil of ac/dehumidifer?

Basically, bleach vapors have gotten into my dehumidifier after I used clorox "tilex" All Purpose Cleaner With Bleach for mold control in the kitchen sink. Now the dehumidifier is blowing ...
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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 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 to get wood varnish stains out of a white bathtub?

I recently moved into a new place but apparently some builders who were there poured their excess wood varnish into the bathtub (geniuses) and now my white bathtub is full of yellow stains from the ...
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How to deal when the solid waste are stick on the toilet surface?

I am using a shared toilet and we agree to close the cover when flushing the water after pooping. However, I recognize that my solid waste sometimes stick on the toilet wall and it is not a nice thing ...
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How to get off moisturizing soap quickly [closed]

When I wash my hands with liquid hand soap (Dial, Softsoap or any other brand), it doesn't get off quickly. I believe thats because of the moisturizing element (to prevent drying hands). If you have ...
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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 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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Changing pants in office bathroom

I commute to my office in my bike, and after cycling 40kms, my clothes will be soaked. I change vest and shirt, but pants and underwear will be soaked, which is uncomfortable. I would like to change ...
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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 avoid shortage of toilet paper?

What life hacks I can apply to avoid shortage of toilet paper to avoid surprises? In other words, how to determine when toilet paper is running low? Maybe it sounds useless, but imagine if you're ...
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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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How can I prevent the water from hitting me while sitting on the toilet?

This is very related to How to avoid splash sounds in public toilets?. However, still it is different: I don't mind the sound, but I mind the water itself hitting me from below. It's both unpleasant, ...
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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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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 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 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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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 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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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 ...