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Questions tagged [bedroom]

Hacks related to [furniture] and other objects in the bedroom, as well as activities that normally take place in the bedroom.

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How to get rid of Bedbugs?

Is there any natural or other way of getting rid of bedbugs? Is there any kind of chemical with another purpose that also works to kick out the bedbugs that is available in the market? I know that ...
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How to move to a new place, without contaminating it with bedbugs?

I have to live in a dormitory, and I found out, that there are bedbugs here. I reported it to the administration, but they do not care about my problem. They know, that we have no other place to live. ...
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Tips for getting out of bed quicker in the mornings?

Every night I tell myself, 'well I just stand up and do my morning routine'. My morning routine is efficient and brilliant, it contains a workout, coffee, and always plenty of time to start the day ...
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How to prevent a generator from making lots of noise?

My parents put a freezer in my bedroom, and it's freezering away all day and all night, 24/7, and it's driving me to the brink of insanity. Is there anything I can do to 'mask' the noise of the ...
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How to put pictures on the wall without damaging them? [duplicate]

I am decorating my room to our new house we just moved into. I would like to take the one wall and put pictures across it without any frames. I have tried tape and it just messed up my walls, and I ...
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How to keep together two mattresses placed side by side?

I have a sofa bed that can be used either as a single bed, or as a double bed when I unfold the bed frame. I generally use it as a single bed: it is more convenient and allows me to have more space in ...
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How do I soften a new set of 400 thread count organic cotton sheets?

I recently purchased a set of 400 thread count organic cotton sheets. They arrived feeling stiff and scratchy. I tried washing them several times, both with detergent and with baking soda, and then ...
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Where to put used-but-usable clothes (a.k.a. alternative to “The Chair”)?

We all know The Chair. The Chair where you put the clothes clean enough not to go in the laundry, but not enough to go back in the wardrobe. The Chair that looks like this: It exists because you ...
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Preventing Bed Resonance

This is somewhat similar to this question, but not exactly the same, because it's not about noise per se and I'm not the one causing it (yet). The floor of my apartment is very light (probably cheap) ...
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How to sleep in a hot room?

It's 40 degrees celsius / 104 degrees fahrenheit outside and in my room it's 30 degrees celsius / 86 degrees fahrenheit (I don't have air conditioning). How am I suppose to sleep in such a hot room? P....
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How to prevent bed movement's noises when having sex?

Little bit of context I've always lived in a house. The same goes for my girlfriend. Now we moved together, but we are living in an apartment. We are not used to some of the noises/closeness that ...
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How can I use my laptop, while lying in bed, without it touching my body?

I love to use my laptop while lying down in bed. The problem is as the time goes by, the laptop gets hotter and hotter to a point that is impossible to keep it in place without burning my body (chest ...
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How can I black out a bright bedroom at night?

I am in University and this is my first time living in the city. I am so used to having a completely dark bedroom and now my bedroom is always so bright from the lights that I cannot sleep at all. I ...
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Find out leak in airbed?

Recently I found out that my airbed is deflating. How can I find the leaking spot? If I put the bed in a big pool, I can find it. Unfortunately I don't have one. Any hack to find out?
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How can I prevent mattress protectors from being removed in rented properties

I have a holiday property which is rented out in the summer. I have mattress protectors but some tenants have removed them. They are similar to fitted sheets and I would like to make them difficult to ...
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How to stop bed from squeaking

Every time I roll over or get in/out of my bed, it squeaks. This has really started to annoy me. The bed is a metal bedstead with metal springs, and the noise seems to be coming from the springs. Are ...
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How to fold sheets after ironing?

My mother always would ask for another person in order to fold sheets after ironing them. Now that I live alone, I have great difficulty in doing that and usually I end up with terrible results. Is ...
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How can I avoid dribbling spit at night?

How can I avoid dribbling spittle when I sleep? While this is not uncomfortable while sleeping, waking up with a wet pillow is not very nice and is a little dirty. Some precision: This happens only ...
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How to completely be rid of bed bugs

Living in Florida, bed bugs are too regular an occurrence. A visit to a bed bug-friendly environment - such as a hotel, dorm room - or from someone who has them in their home can easily translate to ...
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Stop fitted sheet from sliding on plastic-topped mattress?

So, I just moved into a furnished apartment. The apartment comes with a mattress that's entirely plastic on the outside. I got my fitted sheet on it just fine. But, the fitted sheet slides everywhere ...
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Kill Tiny Spider Without Contact

Many times, I find small red spiders on the ceiling in my bedroom (usually on the corners) and I always have to use a tissue to kill it and put it in the toilet. However sometimes I miss and it climes ...
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How can I overcome using the snooze function of my alarm clock? [closed]

Every morning when my alarm clock wakes me up, I need very badly to use the snooze function which turns off the alarm for some minutes and starts it again. This costs me 10-40 minutes every morning... ...
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How to get fitted sheets on bed?

I always have trouble with fitted sheets on bed. One corner always slips off while I'm trying to stretch another on. Any tips?
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How to clean a non-washable cushion cover?

I bought these cushion covers and at home I noticed a small sentence on the label: "Do not wash". How do you clean these covers? I wanted to wash them first to get the new fabric smell off these ...
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How can I soundproof my room (or part of it) so I can sing without annoying my roommates?

I'm looking for an inexpensive way to soundproof my bedroom or possibly just a part of it (with a sound resistant shelter). Removing all the sound is impractical, but I'd like to suppress it to the ...
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Bed frame not stable

I have a wooden bed frame that uses wooden bolt thingies to attach each part together. However, instead of 3 bolts each for connection, I only have 2, so the bed shakes a lot and sometimes breaks ...
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Remove and prevent mildew from wallpaper

there has been "accident" in semi warm room, there was blankets and mattress against the wall, now there seems to be some mildew at wallpaper, because of the air could not flow thru, at least I think ...
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How can I reduce echo and produce good quality sound in my room? [closed]

I'm using 500W speakers in a medium sized room. Even though it's filled with furniture, whenever I increase the volume it sounds worse. How can I get good quality sound by modifying my room?
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Bedtime remote tied to wrist to mute/shut down computer

I like to listen to audio from long youtube videos or youtube playlists before bedtime. I'd like a remote tied to my wrist that I could use to turn off the laptop, decrease the volume, and mute ...
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How to clean urine stain out of a bed mattress

My little child has a habit of moving to our bed during the night. Last night he wet our bed. Some of the urine went though the sheets and reached the mattress. I tried to soak it with paper towels ...
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How can I avoid sweating while sleeping?

Lately I wake up sweating. Sometimes I have to wake up very early and I don't like to always have to take a shower in the morning. I tried the obvious solution which is sleeping with less clothes but ...
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How to keep bed dry while lactating

Situation: mother produces more milk than the baby drinks from breastfeeding, the skin is too sensitive to cover it with nursing pads Problem: Without nursing pads, milk will gradually dribble out ...
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How can I dim the 20+ LEDs that are in my room to help with sleep?

I'm aware that as little as 200 lumens of light is enough to disrupt sleep in sensitive individuals. Blue light in 460-480nm wavelength is especially powerful for disrupting sleep via reducing ...
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Alternatives to sleep masks and black-out curtains

Note - This is not a duplicate of How can I effectively black out my room for sleeping, cheaply and such that I can still open the curtains during the day? because I don't want to black out my room ...
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How to find a spider when there is a spider web?

I have an aircraft model in my bedroom and saw a spider web attached to the wing today. I want to find the spider. How would I best do this?
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How to put a mattress cover back on?

When washing my top mattress covers, or even if only taking them off and putting them back on, I always have trouble putting them back on without the (foam) mattress buckling inside, making bumps that ...
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Compensating for uneven flooring in a house

I moved into a house where the floors are uneven. The whole house is a bit slanted. Without convincing the property management company to hire a repairman, what can be done about this? I have a friend ...
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What can I use to keep my daughter from falling off the bed?

I've tried using pillows on each side of the mattress but they just don't stay put. I've tried rolling/folding up extra comforters but they unfold and fall off the bed. Any suggestions as to what I ...
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How to read in bed without upsetting my wife?

Before I fall asleep, I like to get into my bed and do some reading. My wife however likes to fall asleep as soon as she is in bed. I have a small lamp on my side which I use but it scatters too much ...
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How to safely lean against a window [closed]

My bed is right up against a window. I prefer to lean against something and sit in bed while working. The most convenient place where I can lean against is the window, but I'm afraid that I will put ...
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Trick to measure the size of a mattress

I need someone to measure a mattress for me, but he says he can't because he has nothing to measure it with. I'm currently about 800 miles away from him, so I can't just take the bull by the horns and ...
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How to turn off the lights without getting out of bed?

I get into bed because I am tired. When I am tired, I don't like to get out of bed. That simple. This Rube Goldberg shows one simple way to shut the lights without getting out of bed: Is there a ...
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What is the best way to use a tower fan and an oil heater to heat a room quickly?

I have a finned oil heater and a tower fan. I need to heat my bedroom quickly, during the winter, as this bedroom has no central heating. The finned oil heater has 7 fins about 4cm apart. The tower ...
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Sleeping in a noisy environment

I recently moved into a shared house with 3 other roommates (4 if you count the couple as 2 people) on the main floor. It's also close to a busy street. At night the noise sometimes disturbs me. ...
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How to stop fitted sheets from creeping off a mattress after sleeping on it?

We have a king size bed with a really thick and heavy mattress. Before going to bed, I ensure that the fitted sheet is pulled tight around the mattress. Every morning, without exception, the sneaky ...
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How to clean a mattress?

I was reading some clickbait "cleaning hacks" article, and it mentioned cleaning a mattress by using vodka in a spray bottle, then leaving it to air dry. Is this actually effective? If so, I'd rather ...
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How can I hide a cable from a lamp in my room

In my room I have got a lamp and have a frustrating cable hanging against the wall. How can I hide the cable?
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How can I save space in my closet?

The coat closet (no shelves, just a rod) near the front door is already full of jackets, coats and hoodies. Visitors hardly find a free space for their jackets or coats. I can't increase the size of ...
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How to wake up without waking up other people in the same room

Every day, I need to wake up at 7, and my girlfriend has to wake up at 8. This is all part of a carefully scheduled day plan and a compromise of both standing up sometime in between is not an option. ...
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How to have cross ventilation in a single window room?

I live in a two bedroom house and my room only has one window. The wall adjacent to the door on the left has the single window. Next to the window is a bathroom. The room overlooks the front of the ...