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

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Heat water in two buckets using one immersion rod

I use an immersion heating rod in a bucket to heat the water. The process takes around 10-15 minutes. I wish to heat another bucket full of water simultaneously when the water in the first bucket is ...
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What is the best way to get rid of steam on a mirror?

What is the best and continually way to get rid of steam and fog on a mirror? The picture below is what I mean: Image from: vivaitalianmovies.com In the past, I've tried using soap and toothpaste on ...
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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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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 (...
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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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What to do if your shaver broke halfway through shaving?

I'm shaving my beard with my electric trimmer, and it breaks when I'm only halfway through*. Unfortunately, I don't have any other shaving device around -- and even if I did have a razor or a razor-...
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How to listen to music in the shower?

How can I bring my little portable Bluetooth speaker into the shower without ruining it? To ensure it is loud enough to hear over the shower on full blast while not noise polluting too much, the ...
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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 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 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 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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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 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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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 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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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 can I prevent condensation on the toilet flush tank?

Is there any way to prevent condensation on the toilet flush tank in the bathroom? I know it's not like condensation in other rooms (bedroom, etc.), because the hot shower in the bathroom causes a ...
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How does one efficiently clean-up hair from sink after shaving or trimming beard?

How does one efficiently clean-up hair from sink and counter area after shaving or trimming beard? After shaving, but more so trimming my beard (using electric trimmer), mustache, or trimming my hair ...
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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 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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Is there a non-mechanical solution to unclogging a sink drain?

My bathroom sinks get clogged quite regularly. I end up taking apart the u-tube and manually pulling out the disgusting mess with a coat hanger modified for the occasion. Is there a way to unclog ...
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Cleaning bathroom exhaust/ventilator

Bathroom exhaust vent is on the ceiling and quite difficult to reach as it exactly above the wash basin. I wanted to clean it up as it was dirty. I used vacuum cleaner and then wiped with wet sponge, ...
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How to remove residue from coins corroding

Some copper coins were corroding behind the tap of my bathroom sink. They started corroding and left behind some sort of residue which is hard to remove. How do I get rid of it?
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Preventing soap from slipping in washbasin

I have a wash basin with little space for keeping soap(wall and wash basin corner intersection). I can place soap there but problem is the surface there is very smooth. After washing hands with soap, ...
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How can I stop my shower from dripping

My shower thermostat cartridge is old and it leaks, so my shower head continually drips. I am planning to rebuild my whole bathroom in the next couple of months, but until then, how can I stop the ...
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How do I trim my facial hair symmetrically and the same every time

First off, this isn't about trimming techniques or Dos and Don'ts. I use a similar electric trimmer to the one the OP posted in the following question: What to do if your shaver broke halfway through ...
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How do I stop toothpaste from piling up on the cover?

I always have a problem with toothpaste. My whole family uses the same toothpaste tube. At the end of the week, there is this huge glob of hardened toothpaste stuck over the end of the tube. Is there ...
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Remove rust stains from sink

I've tried using cider vinegar and scrubbing and that seems to work better than most conventional cleaners, but it doesn't seem to remove all of the rust. I've also read that using bleach will "set" ...
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How to remove water spots?

I have a shower with a glass screen to stop the water covering the floor and I try to wipe it down every time using a squeegee in order to prevent the exact problem I am having - I believe the issue ...
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How to prevent mildew in the shower?

Mildew builds up between the wall tiles of my shower. Mildew removal spray works, but smells awful. Is there a way to prevent mildew buildup in this situation without using foul smelling chemicals?
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How to wash without running water

I normally have running water from the City - today, the water main broke, meaning I have no running water for the foreseeable next couple of days - I am looking for lifehacks regarding how to clean ...
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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 ...