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Questions tagged [cleaning]

Tips and tricks relating to cleaning clothing, objects etc. quickly and easily. Please also use another applicable tag (e.g., [clothing], [kitchen], etc.), as THIS TAG IS AMBIGUOUS.

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Cleaning sliding window gap

How to properly clean sliding window cavity? Things I tried: Using tooth brush - can't get 2 mm diameter particles out. Using vacuum cleaner - though this was quite effective I was not able to get ...
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How to remove paint from floor?

As we painted our home there are some Mate Enamel paint spots left on the tiled floor. Kindly guide me how to remove such undesired spots. I tried some acid but the spots still remain. How to remove ...
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How to remove white spots of standing water on the marble tiles?

I've tried a lot of time to clean marble tiles in my home but the tiles didn't get cleaned. How to remove white spots of standing water on the marble tiles?
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How to remove the stain made by pen on leather jacket?

While writing, I accidentally draw stains on my brown leather jacket. I tried to wash it with water but it did not work and I tried to remove with body spray as well which was a recommendation from ...
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How To Remove Black Tea Stain from Carpet

I accidentally got black tea on a carpet, which has left a very visible stain. I tried cleaning the carpet with detergent, but it did not work. Does anyone have a good method for removing tea stains ...
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How to remove marker and paint from wall?

Children have a bad habit to remove any where with permanent stuff like markers and paint. It is not easy to remove that stuff from wall. It looks so ugly. How can I remove these things from the wall?
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How can I save my smart phone screen from finger spots? [duplicate]

Fingers spots in smart phone screen make my phone unsecure. Because people can easily draw pattern because of these fingers spots. How can I save my cell phone screen from these fingers spots?
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How to remove engine oil stain from clothes?

My new dress is contaminated because of engine oil stain and I try a lot of things to remove that stain like kerosene oil. So tell me how to remove that stains?
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How to get rid of dark spots? [closed]

I have alot of dark spots on my face specially on cheeks. Which home remedy I used to get rid of it? And what should I add in my diet to remove these dark spots? Can anyone suggest me please.
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How can I clean rubbers side (gasket) of refrigerator?

The side rubber (gasket) of my refrigerator is turning black. How can I clean it? I used vinegar and lemon, but it's not effective.
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How to remove scratches from a DVD or CD disk?

DVD or CD disks can have scratches. When I want to watch a movie, they interrupt the replay. How do I remove the scratches or buffer the playback?
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How to remove the smell of onions from hands quickly?

After cutting the onions it left bad onion smell on hands. I wash it well with a good hand cleanser it reduce the smell but did not remove the smell properly.So, how can I remove it properly very ...
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How to remove color dye stain from colored clothes?

Mostly the dye stains are removed by bleaches which include chlorine that removes the stain. But this only works with white clothes because it damages colored clothes. How can I remove colored dye ...
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How to remove pan's stain from wall ..?

People who eat the pan they have habit to spit at wall and any where and pan's stains will remain there and not easy to remove that stain ,so tell me how to pan's stain from wall or any where..?
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How Can I Remove Oil Stains From Carpet?

Today, a bottle of oil slipped from my hand and fell onto the carpet. I tried removing the oil from the carpet by rubbing it with detergent, but it is not coming out. Can anyone tell me a better way ...
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How to prevent my silver jewelry from turning black?

I have silver jewelry which is expensive and I am worried because it is turning black I put it in separate box from other jewelry. How to prevent it from turning black? how to clean the black stain ...
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How can I sanitize paper money?

I needed cash for something, so I got change at a grocery store. The cashier who gave me the paper money said that she has had a cold for a few days. I know she probably isn't contagious anymore, but ...
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Is there any tip for removing oil from hair without hair washing?

I use a oil for hair. Sometimes don't having time or any other reason I can't wash my hair immediately. Is there any way or tip for removing oil from hair without hair washing?
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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 quickly remove tea stain from clothes

Most of the times it happens to me that whenever I am in hurry tea fall on my clothes and I could not find other way instead of washing but it do not not remove this.Is there any thing that can ...
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Can a tissue paper make a good air filter?

I realized that my vacuum cleaner does not have a HEPA air filter, and I was wondering if I could just put a few layers of tissue paper to filter the air. I looked at the surface of the existing ...
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Fixing burned carpet

I was recently trying to get candle wax off my carpet using iron which was affective but I forgot that I was running out of paper and that left a burn on my carpet which I m sad about as I am a on ...
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How to clean water spots from wooden table?

I have got water spots on my wooden table. Is there any trick to make them disappear.
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How to get rid of dry marker stains from your clothes

I have ruined so many good clothing it is really bothering me. I have tried https://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-hints-tips/cleaning-organizing/how-to-get-dry-erase-marker-out-...
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Can freeze spray be used for pc dust cleaning?

I've bought freeze spray instead of compressed air by accident. Can I use it as an alternative to clean dust from my pc?
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How to transfer potato chips from a bag into a solid container

A way I use to prevent any part of my hands from getting dirty from eating chips is to transfer a bag of chips from the original bag to a long Pringle cylindrical container, then just hold the ...
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Oil spill on high gloss ceramic tile floor [duplicate]

I dropped full bottle virgin olive oil on ceramic white kitchen tiles. I wiped up with a paper towel and used a steam mop to wash the floor, but that actually spread the remaining oil all over the ...
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How to clean up an oil spill on a foam floor?

I have a small section of my office, the kitchen specifically having foam flooring and I spilled some hot sauce that had oils, and since tried many household cleaning products to get it out, but it's ...
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Which chemical is used in hospitals to clean blood stains from bed sheets?

few days back i went to the hospital to meet my relative and i saw many blood soaked bed sheets and I wondered which chemical is used in hospitals to clean blood stains from bed sheets? I googled it ...
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What is the most efficient / effective way of washing up

For say a family of two parents and two children, what is the most efficient/effective way of washing up? Perhaps the answer is 'get a washing machine', but for those without one for whatever reason ...
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Constant dirt under watch crown stops the clock

The Problem: So basically I have a wrist watch, debris and dirt keeps collecting under the crown. This pushes the crown out, and therefore the clock stops ticking. It has been a couple of weeks now. ...
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How to cure „stickiness“ on walkie-talkie rubber components

I have just retrieved my walkie-talkies from the big storage box where they lived for the last couple of years. The rubber/rubberized components (grip coating, dials, etc.) have gone very sticky to ...
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What wax should I use for a tile top table?

I have a mosaic tile topped table that was given to be by a family member. They provided a can of wax that I used from time to time to clean and polish the table. Unfortunately, I used up the wax and ...
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Plastic wrap sticking to spine of Blu-Ray disc packages

One thing that drives me nuts about Blu-Rays is that for some reason the packaging methodology causes the outer cellophane-like wrap to stick to the spine of disc case, so when you take it off, there ...
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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 remove blueback from cables?

I currently have some blueback that is stuck on a cable that I own. Normally, you can use blueback to remove blueback. This does not work in my case. I have also tried scraping it off with my nail. ...
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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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How can I clean a rough, outdoor welcome mat?

Our welcome mat has lint, hair, and other things stuck in its bristles. As you can see from the photos, it is a very tough mat. How can I clean this so it looks new-ish again? I tried sweeping it ...
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How to clean old sticky pc mouse with rubber coating?

I have an old Logitech MX510 mouse which is very sticky on the sides. How can I get rid of this stickiness?
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Need material I can step on to remove dog hair from shoes (electrostatic?)

Want material I can step on that will remove dog hair via static electricity or mild stickiness.
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How to clean crystal stones, healing stones

I have a crystal glass bowl along with a crystal tortoise. feng shui says having some water in the bowl with the tortoise is good. But, what has happened is over a period of time is that the bowl and ...
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How to stop a commercially manufactured garment’s dye from bleeding out?

So, I have an odd dilemma with two pieces of clothing I own: Vintage 1982 dark green 100% cotton Atari promotional Centipede t-shirt. Modern 2018 dark blue 100% cotton denim button down shirt from ...
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Cleaning my saxophone

Is there a good way to clean my saxophone without buying sprays or Windex, but without damaging my instrument, and using common household objects?
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How to best clean unused wax out of a glass votive candle holder?

So, I like candles… But there is always leftover wax and residue in the candle holders I that use. These are small, shot-glass-like candle holders; typically called “Votive” candle holders but I also ...
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How to get rid of limescale on pipes?

I have read that limescale in pipes makes them way less energy efficient, so that 50-80% of energy is wasted for example in a boiler. How would I get rid of this? I am looking for some product or ...
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Sitting pillows of a couch keeps moving from place

I have a couch, and the sitting pillows always move from their place after a few days and I need to rearrange them. I thought about using a strong velcro, but I'm not sure it will do the work. Any ...
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How can I get rid of the fumes from a new rug?

I hesitated to use the word “fumes”, but I’m really quite certain that’s what they are. I just got a new 8’ x 10’ rug from rugsusa.com and it’s spreading intense fume smells across my whole main floor ...
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How to Remove rancid smells from clothes closet

My husband canned bacon several years ago and unbeknownst to me placed 6 quart size jars of this on the top shelf of our shared closet and basically forgot about them. Today when I walked into the ...
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Cleaning the back of LCD screen

I was asked to repaire LCD screen and after doing so, I wanted to polish the screen so I used ACETONE to clean it, but when I tried the same on the back of the LCD, acetone dried and don't know how to ...
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How can you reuse a disposable water bottle indefinitely?

I like to reuse disposable water bottles as many times as I can so that they get many uses before having to be recycled. Assuming you continue to properly wash the disposable water bottle, is it ...