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How to remove ear wax and other dirt that went into my pods without opening them?

I have these pods from Oppo for almost 5 months now and they are causing problems. Basically, after I use them for some time the audio from the left starts decreasing till I can barely hear it. But if ...
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Why are our cloth napkins “fuzz magnets”?

We have bought a few different kinds of cloth napkins for our dinner table and they seem to always come out of the dryer covered in tiny fine hairs. How do I get rid of these? I wash them with our ...
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How to remove bonded-printed content from a ripstop fabric?

I was gifted an insulated picnic bag (a bit like this one). The thing is, its rip-stop fabric side has a company logo printed on it... ... and it doesn't just scratch off. How can I remove the ...
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Is there an effective way to clean up shattered glass from a floor?

Whenever I try to clean up broken glass, I always find small pieces even after cleaning it up several times. Is there a way to get rid of broken glass?
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How to improve air quality in an old storage room?

I am forced to use an old storage room for work as there is some really loud construction work going on in an adjacent building, located near my current working room. The problem is that the storage ...
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How to remove adhesive residue from ventilator cover without damaging it?

I used the filter put on ventilator cover (like sticker), but it wasn't peeled off completely. It was also tainted by dust so looks dirty. The ventilator cover is made by plastic. How can I remove it ...
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How to prevent air conditioner pipe from molding?

My bedroom has a split-type air conditioner. Between conditioner and compressor there is a pipe for refrigerant. Moisture condenses on the pipe for a long time, and it has thick mold. I plan to clean ...
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Cleaning the screens of phones

I don't have a liquid solution specially made to clean the screens of phones. So what's the substitute for that? I can't use only a cloth since my screen has got stains. So can I use sanitizer/ lens ...
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How can I remove unwanted human hair from clothing after washing?

I was wondering how to remove human hair that builds up and sticks to my clothing? I've noticed this right after my clothes have been put away. Is there any way to remove or to prevent human hair from ...
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How to clean Stainless Steel nail clippers without rusting them?

I followed these instructions, but my BOYOU Stainless Steel nail clippers still rust. What am I flubbing? Dip Your Brush In 99% Rubbing Alcohol Scrub Clippers Dry Completely.
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How to clean pipe cleaner so that it does not rust?

I am using pipe cleaners as an adjuster for my masks. How can I clean the pipe cleaner so that it does not rust? I have read that when washed they rust. And in summary this is bad for health. Any help ...
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Fold hack for tons of washed clothes

We recently moved with a relative family and there are a lot of clothes that get washed. My wife is type 1 and with all kids and baby she is drained of energy. I wanted to find out if there is a quick ...
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Tried to remove old tape residue on painted wall with cooking oil

Currently cleaning my dorm room and had some tape residue on my painted wall. Tried scrubbing it with warm water and soap, but nothing worked. I read that using a little cooking oil could do the trick....
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How do I get rid of the cold cigarette smell in a room?

I recently moved into a new apartment, during the visits everything was airy so I couldn't detect this problem, but after moving in, I quickly realized that the old tenants were smoking inside, ...
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How can I remove white stains from microwaving rice and pasta?

Background For the past several years, I have cooked rice and pasta in my microwave instead of on the stove. This involves putting the rice or pasta in a bowl of water and then using the automatic ...
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How to remove baking soda stain from wooden kitchen worktop?

I cleaned my oven with a mixture of baking soda and water. Unfortunately, I got some of this on my kitchen worktop and it caused some stains (see picture). I scrubbed the stains for 1-2 minutes with ...
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How to clean grill/coil of neglected dehumidifier that has hard lint / mold?

I have Large DeLonghi PP50 and Frigidaire Brands in my home. The grill and coils are very dirty
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How to clean a large area rug that had mice nesting in it

I have an old 10' x 10' colourful area rug that was in storage for a few years. When I unpacked it I found several mice nests tucked away inside and lots of mouse droppings. I put it outside in the ...
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Fountain pen was accidentally filled with china ink, how to clean?

A fountain pen was accidentally filled with china ink. When it dried out, it was completely clogged. Water alone doesn't help and ultrasonic cleaner bath doesn't seem to change anything. Is there ...
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Making a DIY hard surface cleaner with 190 proof Everclear

A friend of mine passed along the following recipe for a hard surface cleaner: 5 oz hydrogen peroxide 5 oz white distilled vinegar 4 oz water 18 oz Everclear / golden grain Here's my question: I ...
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Hot to remove soap taste from a aluminum pan?

Yesterday I did put some water with a dissolved soap in an aluminum pan. I think the soap is a Dove like this one: https://www.dove.com/content/dam/unilever/dove/brazil/portuguese/pack_shot/front/...
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How to remove smell from a headphone

I bought second-hand headphones and my problem is that they smell bad. The smell is a bit like a tshirt you would wear for a few days without washing it and it comes from the ear cushions. I suppose ...
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What is an alternative to aloe vera gel for making your own hand sanitizer?

I have seen a few articles describing how to make your own hand sanitizer (such as this). Two ingredients are required - isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera gel. I have isopropyl alcohol, but do not have ...
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How can I clean my papers from someone's coughs?

A friend of mine has been ill of flu since many weeks ago. Today, while meeting him, he was reading some of my papers and while reading them he coughed several times. I already washed-cleaned ...
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How To Restore a Whiteboard Coated Surface?

I have a whiteboard wall and it's now looking dull. Is there a way to restore to its original condition?
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How do I remove ganache from a headphone jack?

I once dropped my phone into a tub of ganache that I was making that I should note (just in case) was a bit smoother than a usual ganache and had too much chocolate (I was following a rubbish recipe). ...
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How dirty is sponge grip and how to clean it?

I mean the sponge grip on a sport equipment, only for my own use. Will there be a lot of bacteria in it? If so, how should I clean it?
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Remove Peanut Oil Stain from Carpet?

A can of peanut butter spilled some of its oil onto the carpet causing a dark stain. I scrubbed it immediately but it didn't come up. After Googling the problem, I tried putting baking soda on the ...
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How can I remove down from my jacket?

I have a jacket that has got down on it from a coat. I can't get the down off. I've washed it in the washing machine, I've tried a sticky lint roller and I've tried the upholstery attachment for my ...
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How to avoid food spill/stain on bedsheet?

I eat food on my bed. Many times it spills over it and I have to wash whole bedsheet just because of this. I usually place some paper or butter paper below it. Sometimes it penetrates (oily stuff) ...
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Keeping the top of kitchen cabinets clean

My kitchen cabinets don't go all the way to the top. That means, on the top of it a greasy layer builds up regularly. The options I thought were cleaning them regularly (time intensive) or covering ...
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How to take armpit odor from jacket

I get very quick armpit odor and tried nivea body odor but it doesn’t well, now I was being lazy and put on new jacket on my to be washed shirt but too late and the odor is in jacket which transferred ...
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How to safely clean a T.V. remote that has sticky layer of edibles?

So I have this habit of watching T.V. while I eat and last night I used the remote with my ketchup smeared hand (absent mindedly :p). There's no way I could wash it as it would damage the internal ...
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How to restore clothes from colour run?

I have a few clothes (coloured t-shirts and polo shirts) which have turned a different shade of colour due to a small amount of colour from other clothes being transferred to them in the wash. One ...
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How to remove superglue/instant glue from clothing

My favourite pair of jeans has fallen victim to a stray drip of superglue/instant glue. Now there is a small solid stain, with the glue partly embedded into the fabric. How do I remove this without ...
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How do you clean your phone screen of breakout causing build up regularly?

I would first like to clarify that I believe my question is not a dupe of: How can I remove skin oil from my phone's screen? as I am specifically asking about a sensible solution to help prevent ...
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Is there a way to avoid dust inside the house and thus the need of cleaning so often?

I profoundly dislike dusting, but getting rid of dust is a necessity. It seems to me -- although it might be just an impression rather than a fact -- that lately way more dust gets on all surfaces ...
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How can I clean my work boots after an oil spill?

My work boots are 4 months old. They have wheat-colored Nubuck leather uppers, and polyurethane sole. While dumping Canola cooking oil lots of the oil accidentally splashed on the boots causing ...
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How to remove solidified paste from toothbrush

I have been using my current toothbrush for only about a month and it has already started developing deposits of solidified toothpaste on it(a significant amount). (It looks sort of like chewing gum ...
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Removing deodorant build up from t-shirts

My boyfriends t-shirts often get crusty deodorant build up which doesn't go away after washing. Is there an easy, sure-fire way to remove this? Preventative (Bonus round)- My shirts never do this, ...
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Drying clothes: windy but cold outside vs warm(ish) inside?

I know there are a few questions which are similar to this, but I'm asking for facts, about which is definitely better. We have only one clothes rack but we have a lot of laundry to get through. ...
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How to clean up spilled coke on carpet

Today our son spilled coke on carpet while it spilled on the bedside as well, that is of cloth too. I tried soaking it in with a cloth but it is not working as carpet is still very wealthy.
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Removing bad smell of constant use cotton clothes

Have here several cotton clothes that due to constant use, keeps with bad smell, even after washing. After been washed, when it's used, after a few minutes it begans to smell bad again. Already ...
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How to clean shaving kit bag

I got a shaving kit bag which got my comb and other stuff as I have a beard but I am not ok with keeping my brush in it coz it hasn't been cleaned because I don't know how to. It doesn't smell or ...
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Stop ink stains on hand when writing for left-handed people

I am left-handed, and when I write, even if I don't use a smudging pen, I always get ink stains on my left hand. This is because some ink still gets on my hand, as I rub the words while writing the ...
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Should I throw away a mould-covered mug?

I had been out of my house for a month, and came back to find that my toddler feeder and my mug in the sink had mould on them. I am not sure if it is safe to give my kid milk in his feeder, or to use ...
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How to remove scraped-on paint from finished wood

Some white-whicker deck furniture came into contact with some finished dark wood and left white streaks. They're resistant to simple abrasion. Is there any way to remove the paint without wrecking the ...
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New-bought cushion not washable?

So I've just returned home and bought this cushion. Really really soft, bright colours, I just love it. However, I noticed this label that says: Do Not Wash. Do Not Bleach. Line Dry. Do Not Iron. ...
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How do I keep the kiddie-pool from getting scummy and gross?

We have a kiddie pool in the backyard that the kids enjoy playing in during the summer. My family tends to forget to drain the pool, so water may stay in it a few days... or a week... too long. Is ...
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Spilled coffee on laptop and matress

Spilled coffee upon laptop & bed-sheet which has been absorbed into mattress too. Not only the bed-sheet but the mattress too has been stain due to spillage & seepage. Coffee is all over ...

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