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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Mosquito problem

How do you keep mosquitoes out of the bedroom? Am allergic to insecticide spray. I have tried getting net on the windows. But the problem is when I open my door, they easily get in.
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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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Stop waking up with a crushed ear?

Sometimes when I sleep on my side, I wake up with terrific ear pain from my ear cartilage being crushed against the pillow overnight. Is there something I can use to protect my ear from being crushed ...
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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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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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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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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 to effectively fix a leak in an inflatable mattress that is leaking on a seam?

It's not uncommon for air mattresses to leak along a seam. When this happens, repair kits are pretty much useless. What is an effective way to repair a leak in an air mattress when the leak is along ...
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Is there a "correct" way to put duvet covers in the washing machine?

I have had a couple of instances where I'm washing bedlinens and I find the spin cycle is stuck because everything has ended up packed inside one duvet cover and the machine can't balance the drum. Is ...
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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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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 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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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 do I live with noisy neighbors?

The situation I live in a small appartment in a densely populated building (6 floors, 24 apartments per floor). I have no furniture. I work on the floor. I sleep on the floor. My downstairs neighbors ...
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How do I stop my eyelet curtains from rattling on the curtain pole when the window is open

We sleep with the bedroom window open and if there is any breeze outside the curtain rings rattle on the curtain pole. Any ideas how I could stop this apart from the obvious of closing the window.
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Fix air flow in single window gallery apartment

In the so called gallery apartment of my friend the hot and bad air accumulates in the upper area in which the bed room is located. The gallery bed room is stacked on top of the bath room and has no ...
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How to reduce intensity of air flow from my window AC unit

How to reduce intensity of air flow from my window AC unit in Asia during a curfew / in condo lockdown? I emphasize again: Currently in Asia (so do not think US style) Currently in Curfew/ ...
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Make a home massage bed alternative without drilling a hole in the bed?

For a professional massage, a massage bed with a hole for facing down and breathing is used. Is there any way to make one for our bed without drilling a face hole? For example, I tried to use an ...
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How to get a pillow "squashy" again after a few years of usage?

My pillows were bought a few years ago. At that time, they were squashy & bouncy. Now, they are flat with no bounciness; I need to stack up two of them to get them to the same height.
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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 do I slip on the last corner of a fitted sheet?

The last corner of the fitted sheet does not go smoothly, even with elastic holders. How do I get the last corner to fit?
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What is an inexpensive way to warm my sheets before getting in them?

In the winter we keep our house colder than we do in the summer. As a result, my sheets are always colder than I'd like them to be before I get in them. I sleep in my boxers regardless of the time of ...
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How can I stop my pillow from falling off border-less mattress?

My grandparents didn't appreciate their Duken IKEA Bed Frame's head-board until they bought a TEMPUR-Ergo Extend Power Base that doesn't have one! They lower the bed flat to sleep, but because their ...
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How can I stop my mattress from shifting in a border-less bed frame?

My grandparents didn't appreciate their IKEA Duken Bed Frame's edged rampart: until they bought a TEMPUR-Ergo Extend Power Base that doesn't have one! Every week, the mattress shifts and protrudes, ...
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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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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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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 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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How to Organise my Room for more space? [closed]

I have a small room. How can i organise stuffs to gain more space.I already tried to do things but was unsuccessful
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How to get rid of the 'farmyard' smell from a goose down pillow?

Many goose down pillows smell like farmyards. How can you get reliably get rid of the smell? So far I have come across many reviews written by purchasers who are unhappy with the pillows they have ...
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How to keep duvet from bunching in cover

Any tips for how to keep a duvet from bunching up or slipping down in its cover? There aren't any buttons or loops in the duvet itself and using something like safety pins looks tacky and might damage ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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 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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Waking up in the morning when standard alarms fail

I tend to sleep through alarm clocks. Is there a reliable way to wake myself up in the morning? I've tried setting the alarm to beep, music, talk radio, various volumes, using multiple alarms and so ...
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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 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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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 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 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 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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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?