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How to remove ALREADY WASHED ball ink?

A colleague stained his pants with ball-pen ink, and WASHED them before noticing. He said that he already tried soap, acetone, gasoline. Any idea proved to be working? I already suggested him hydrogen ...
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Need ideas on some better glass washers

I have been using a sponge to clean my drinking glasses. My sponge and hand can not reach the bottom of the glass. Is there something that works better? Thanks.
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How can I remove marks off a plastic phone back?

After a while of using a case, the dirt that gets stuck in the case leaves kinda very severe marks on the plastic back of the phone. I have searched everywhere on Google but the results are just how ...
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How to remove buildup limescale from glass shower screen?

I've noticed someone posted similar question to my problem and follow the advices offered on that thread. but I still find no solutions to remove the stubborn limescale from my shower screen. I've ...
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Keeping napthalene balls in computer cabinet to prevent spiders [closed]

Would naphthalene balls help prevent spiders from living in computer cabinet? If won't, what would be helpful. Also, there's dust in it, how can I prevent it too?
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How to rid smell from a closed Refrigerator [duplicate]

I was given a refrigerator that has been in storage for almost a year. The door was not propped open and now has a smell. What is the best way to get rid of the smell and will it be safe to use?
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How to clean fabric-covered light cord

We just hung some pendant lamps that are suspended by the electrical cord. The cord is covered in white fabric that unfortunately got dirty during the mounting process. What's a good way to try to ...
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Remove dish soap residue from tile floor

I have made the mistake of cleaning my ceramic tile floor with dish soap. I also used a lot of it. Now I am left with a sticky residue all over my floor. I tried this process: Mop it up Clean and ...
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Remove unknown white stain (maybe varnish) from polyester shorts

Yesterday I found a translucent, sticky residue on the back of my shorts. It smelt faintly of pine, so I assumed it was pine resin from leaning against a tree somewhere. After washing, however (...
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How can I clean the inside of my hanging toilet?

I have hanging toilets built into the wall from Geberit (like these), which I installed 5 years ago. I only started using these toilets one year ago and noticed the water coming out was pretty dirty. ...
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Tips for getting flat reusable food silicone freezer bags completely dry

My question is: how can I get flat food silicone bags completely dry? (I am talking about silicone bags that are small, flat, and rectangular, similar to the ziploc sandwich bags of pre-eco-aware days....
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Remove yellow lilly pollen stain from carpet

My vase of lillies was knocked over and a lot of the pollen went onto my cream coloured carpet. I have since found that we should have used tape or a vacuum cleaner but my husband went at it with soap ...
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How to get detergent smell out of silicone utensils

I've bought a squeezy silicone toy and some kitchen utensils in a chemical store and didn't notice they smell a LOT under 2 masks (2 cause I'm allergic and sharp chem smells irritate my pharynx quite ...
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How do I get hair out of little castor wheels, like the ones on those little table/cart things sometimes used in hospitals [duplicate]

Or is there a way to prevent hair from tangling around them
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How to prevent and remove book fungus

I store all my books in a closed (but not airtight) wall mounted cupboard and I try to remove any dust which I see on the books and the shelves. Despite this, due to high humidity the infrequently-...
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What is a pet-safe cleaner to use on carpets?

It poured last night and rain leaked from my ceiling and soaked up a portion of my carpeted floor. I've been laying down paper towels and towels to soak up some of the moisture but there is still some ...
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How can I remove curry powder stains from a wooden table?

I have a wooden table, at least 10 years old. It has yellow stains on it, presumably from a curry. I don't know what kind of powder/curry caused the stain. The stains are difficult to remove -- no ...
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How to restore a rubberized coating on a smartphone after getting hand sanitizer on it?

I have a waterproof Android smartphone that has rubberized edges. I recently picked up the phone after using hand sanitizer at a medical facility. Now the rubberized sections of the edges are very ...
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White board is not erasing properly

I am having problem while erasing my Whiteboard. Yesterday I used Permanent Marker on it. After that, I used dishwash scrubber to remove it. My board's surface is rough now and each time I write on it ...
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Cleaning black grime from bolts and screws after heavy metal workshop?

What are good ways to clean up black stuff & staining from powder coated mild steel items & bolts/ screws, after DIY mods at a Lathe heavy metal workshop? Anything anyone touches without ...
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Remove moisture and mould from within hot-tub inflatable ring

I am in the process of winterising my inflatable hot tub. The first thing I noticed was that the inflatable "body" is heavily discoloured by mould that is growing inside it: I assume that ...
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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 clean shoelaces?

I had snow white shoelaces on a pair of brand new sneakers, but Nature wasn't having it and they're splattered green and brown by now. I tried washing laces before in soap and water, but they tend to ...
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Given that I get a urinary tract infection (UTI) when I wash my gym clothes with laundry detergent, how should I wash them?

I run/jog quite a lot everyday, and sweat quite a lot. Most of my physical gym clothes are the usual polyester gym shorts and gym shirts. In autumn/fall/winter, I usually wear the usual sweat pants ...
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How to remove or kill pathogens from stuff that is locked up in a room for more than a year

I was away from my hostel room for one and a half years due to the pandemic. When I reached there for evacuating my room, I found few lizards and many snails inside and many spots covered with shit. ...
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Any way I can get vomit out of my pants while at work?

I just vomited on my jeans due to medications. I am at work, so I can't change my pants. Any methods on removing the vomit?
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How to get rid of wheat that is not edible? [closed]

We were given a big bag of around 10kg of wheat, but we don't use that brand. It seems like it is very bad wheat since whatever we make with it is really hard. Is there a way to throw it away so it ...
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How to get off moisturizing soap quickly [closed]

When I wash my hands with liquid hand soap (Dial, Softsoap or any other brand), it doesn't get off quickly. I believe thats because of the moisturizing element (to prevent drying hands). If you have ...
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How to remove dog slobber from clothing without laundering?

Most dog owners know the situation: You have just changed into freshly laundered clothes and of course your pooch runs up or past you, touching your pant leg briefly. And there it is - the dreaded ...
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T Shirt Microfibres/Lint

Not sure if anybody can help with this, but I have some basic t-shirts from H&M and Uniqlo and both seem to produce an unreasonably large amount of what I can only describe as small microfibres. ...
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How to clean “reddish/ brownish” grime/ deposit marks from the edge of a Zojirushi Water Boiler

I have an older version of one of these: https://www.zojirushi.com/app/product/cvdcc For taking care of them, the standard procedure is to run them in "cleaning mode" with a full tank of ...
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How to get wood varnish stains out of a white bathtub?

I recently moved into a new place but apparently some builders who were there poured their excess wood varnish into the bathtub (geniuses) and now my white bathtub is full of yellow stains from the ...
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How can I remove the orange color from my shoes midsole?

I have a pair of sneakers which are white and one time I put them in a black garbage bag with my other shoes . After a couple of days I saw orange colored spots and dots on one of my sneakers midsole ...
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How to extract 100% of liquid from a mixture of solid and liquid?

I have prepared a herbal oil by heating coconut oil with a set of local herbs for quite a good amount of time. The mixture at last, consists of solid and liquid. Solid particles are burnt left overs ...
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My shoes have dyed a different colour after cleaning

I have a pair of shoes (Nike squash type) that needed a clean. I used Daz powder and a baking soda mixture to clean away the grass and mud stains. They came up fine but after drying I noticed that the ...
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Corroded iPhone Lightning connector

How do I fix the lightning connector (not the cable) of my iPhone which I believe is either corroded or covered with carbon?
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Removing Blu-tak from rubber

I trod in some Blu-tack. It is now stuck into the tread and to the rubber sole of a very expensive pair of shoes. Using the shoes with the Blu-tack still adhered to the sole is not really an option; ...
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Water marks on my TV

My TV, a 65" Samsung HD 7 series has dripping watermarks on it. How will I fix it? Please help. I tried cleaning with alcohol but the drops are still there.
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How to avoid doing dishes (after microwaving food)

So if I put a dish in the microwave, is there a way to avoid getting the plate dirty so I don’t have to worry about doing dishes? I was thinking stuff like french fries, pizza variations (bite sized, ...
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How to conceal a mop outdoors to make it look aesthetically more pleasing?

I want to place a mop outside, but I don't want it to look like an eyesore. How can one conceal a mop outdoors to make it look aesthetically more pleasing? I would like the mop to take up as little ...
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How to clean fan and coil of ac/dehumidifer?

Basically, bleach vapors have gotten into my dehumidifier after I used clorox "tilex" All Purpose Cleaner With Bleach for mold control in the kitchen sink. Now the dehumidifier is blowing ...
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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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Any insight about suspect "acid" stains on new hollow metal door jambs?

I'm a commercial painter and the building I'm working has several hollow metal door jambs that have some really, REALLY tough stains on them. It definitely looks like some type of liquid caused them ...
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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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