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

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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 (...
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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 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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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What's the simplest way to put toothpaste back in the tube?

Sometimes an excessive amount of toothpaste flows out of the tube. Instead of wasting, is it possible to put the extra toothpaste back without any inconvenience? The existing methods like cutting ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...