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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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How can I remove melted chocolate from my phone's headphone jack?

I had my Motorola Moto e5 Play phone in my bag, and a bit of chocolate melted into the headphone jack. I tried to use tape on the end of a toothpick, but it didn't work. I need my headphones to chat ...
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I saddle-soaped my leather cowboy boots, and now instead of being a darker brown one of them is tan. How do I fix this?

The right one is what they are both supposed to look like. I treated both boots the same, and one turned lighter in color while one stayed almost exactly the same.
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How to know what material shower floor is made of and what cleaning products to use on it?

I have a shower in a new house, and the floor of it is dirty. If I google "how to clean shower floor" the answers I get largely depend on the type of floor. I have no idea what the floor is made of (...
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TV cords showing

Does any one of you geniuses out there have a good life hack on hiding TV cords from a TV that is mounted on the wall? Preferably a decorative hack. I want them completely hidden.
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How can I clean this chair at home?

What's the name for such material? Is it cloth? Without buying steam cleaners or machines, or transporting to cleaners, how can it be cleaned at home? I have a steam clothes iron, if it can help?
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What can be used ( instead of / for ) a plastic straw?

A lot of beverages are difficult to drink without a straw such as smoothies and drinks with crushed ice to name two. If you're confined to a bed, that's another accessibility issue. Plastic straws ...
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Clear water bubbles in a water meter

I have a water meter which shows reading for the water consumed. It has a glass cover through which I read the no of units consumed. Due to rain water bubbles and vapor were formed under the glass ...
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How to clean wicker plate-holder?

Paper plates can be too flimsy for heavy food, or too hot to hold if the food is hot, so we have some wicker plate holders to use underneath them. Occasionally I'll find a plate holder on the floor ...
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How to clean outside of windows and doors

It has been a long time since I shifted to our new house and I noticed that a lot of dirt and webs has converted our main door and windows. I am looking to clean them up but I don't think a microfibre ...
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How do I remove old burnt grease from stainless steel pans?

I'm trying to clean and old stainless steel pan which has burnt grease inside and outside. Ideally, the method used should be functional to clean the outer edges of the pan, therefore something a bit ...
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How to keep Super Glue tip tube clear

How do you keep a Super Glue tip tube clear so the lid is not always glued on, or it clogs? Has anyone tried a toothpick? But even they seem too large and will just get stuck as well! I keep it ...
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How do I clean my knit shoes?

So a couple months ago I got new shoes and they are white, they have all kinds a of stains on them, and I would like to clean them with out having to buy expensive cleaners. Does anyone know how to ...

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