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Is this cleaning enough? [closed]

I’m a bit sick and i had a little bit of diarrhea in my underwear so i wore gloves and wiped the most i could then hand washed it with anti bacterial soap, then i washed it in the machine with my ...
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Ants infested house

We never had a ant in our home ever but since last month I seen so many ants, I took some advice from other post and used baking soda which stopped them for weeks but now again they have showed up but ...
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White Board Renewal - Chemistry in Action [duplicate]

This is a hack, not a question. After trying more than 20 various cures from the web for removing ghosts from the white board that didn't work.... I used the molecular attack. Household bleach. Wipe ...
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Cleaning shower - acid or alkaline detergent first?

I have acid detergent to get rid of mineral buildup and alkaline solution for all the grease. But which one should I use first?
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How can I remove round shaped white colour on worktop in kitchen due to hotness of pan?

I placed a hot pan on a worktop. Due to this white circle shape has come on worktop. How can I remove it? The original colour of the worktop is black.
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How to clean saucepan after boiling oats in milk?

Everytime I make oats in milk boiled in saucepan, it leave a dired scum sort on the wall and base of saucpan which is very hard to get it off with sponge. What methods can I use to make it easy for it ...
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Tarry substance on vinyl floor

I'm trying to clean up the house for my elderly mother who's in hospital. The bathroom floor has a slick of black tar-like substance running from the sink out the door to the landing. Firstly it's ...
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How to remove a drop of lasagna sauce on the white foam of sneakers / trainers?

I cooked last night and I’ve just realised today I got a drop of lasagna sauce on my trainers / sneakers. I’ve tried removing it using a Dettol wipe, a rag soaked in isopropyl alcohol, and a cotton ...
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How to clean the blade of a handheld pencil sharpener

I have a small handheld pencil sharpener and I detached the blade. I would like to know how to clean/sterilize it without the use of any kind of alcohol.
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Does something remove small oily stains from smooth painted wood surfaces?

Does something remove small oily stains from smooth painted wood surfaces? These are so miniscule that they're only visible form a particular angle with a particular light. They aren't coming off by ...
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How to stop dog from peeing here/prevent stains

Sharing photos here. One photo original One photo showing where the dog pees on the ledge at entrance of the shower. Issue: dog goes into shower to pee on pee pad, then also pees on the ledge causing ...
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Whiteboard marker stain cleanup from textbook

I accidently dropped white board marker on my textbook and unfortunately it landed on its tip. so now there is a big stain on the page. any ideas that how can i remove it. i tried eraser. actually ...
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How to clean black canvas shoes?

I have black canvas shoes. Every time I wash them with soap, after drying they become grey. There are whitish patches on the shoes that I suspect to be soap residue. But no matter how much I rinse ...
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Removing chewing gum from car Mat

Today someone stick chewing gum to the floor mat of my car. It look pretty badZ how can I remove it? I m trying to freeze it with ice packs and then remove it but it is not helping
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using rubbing alcohol or vinegar to clean microUSB port on cell phone

My question pertains to cleaning a MicroUSB port on a dumb cell phone. I know this question has been answered here, but I have a question that is not discussed in that previous answer. My MIL died a ...
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How can I clean my feet?

I have a bad habit of not cleaning my feet while having a shower. As a result layers of dirt and dead skin accumulates on my feet for months. My feet's skin color looks totally different than the rest ...
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How to remove washroom tile color from eyeglasses lens?

A number of months ago, my eyeglasses fell onto a washroom tile. Now, due to the impact, some tile color which is white got onto my eyeglasses on the right lens. Some of the color came off. However, I ...
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Cleaning polished aluminum without scratching

I recently purchased a polished aluminum "boat" vase, intended as a centerpiece to hold cut flower heads. After a single use (hydrangeas), the aluminum is stained, and I cannot remove the ...
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How to clean a roller contaminated with water-soluble paint if the waste water is not allowed in the sink?

I used to wash roller and brush in the sink, but then I moved elsewhere and realized that doing this I clog the system, because there is a sump with a pump in it that pushes sewage into a small, ...
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How to get rid of frequent nesting by pigeons?

I have a duct area adjacent to my bathroom window which is unapproachable - almost 2.5 meters down. Every month pigeons intrude into that space and lay eggs, and their shit generates a filthy smell. ...
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How can I clean under a treadmill belt?

I've owned a NordicTrack Exp 1000X treadmill for about 20 years and have never done the recommended maintenance, including belt lubrication. Now it's starting to squeal, so I'm hoping that better-late-...
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Shop vac power cord gets stuck in the wheels of the vacuum while using

I have converted the inside of my home into a Macaw aviary with no cages, simply tall 4x4 posts mounted to moveable furniture dollies, then connected with 6' to 8' Elm and Aspen tree branches. I cover ...
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Manual showering?

I am looking for ways to "shower" comfortably without having running water. So I have some water in a vessel and I have a place where I can get that water onto myself (and it is okay to ...
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Remove stains from leather shoe

I recently bought new shoes (leather) and wore them yesterday for the first time and today. I just spotted some dark brown stains at the toecaps of both shoes and I am sure that those weren't there ...
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How to remove the glue stain on shoe sole?

I was applying some super glue to stick back my glue sole. However, some of the glue stained the shoe sole, as shown in the picture below. I have tried using turpentine, but to no avail. Is there any ...
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How do I wash and soften a sheepskin rug?

How do I wash a sheepskin rug? I am catsitting, and the cat peed on my fairly large, long-haired sheepskin rug. The wool is real, not imitated. I put it in the washing machine on the wool-program (30 ...
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Best way to remove black henna from a door

I have black henna stains on a door and have no idea how to remove them. I've tried some alcohol-based cleaners but they don't help. Water, soap and patience while scrubbing doesn't help either and I ...
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How to wash with a minimum of water?

I am looking for a lifehack that will allow me to take care of my personal hygiene when there is no water in the tap. I have access only to 2 liters of water a day to wash myself. How can this be done ...
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How to remove marks from screen

I had my calculator and santizer bottle in the same pocket of my bag. The bottle leaked and the sanitizer spilled over the calculator screen, leaving the marks on the screen as shown in the picture. ...
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Can I use rusty outdoor grill to make BBQ

I have heard one can use a rusty BBQ grill to make BBQ as it will burn away rust, I wanted to find out if anyone has ever tried it and if is it safe to use or not. My BBQ grill has been out in open ...
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How to whiten a white shirt with black designs that has turned a discolored white/yellow(ish)

I have a printed (black) graphic T Shirt (white) where the design has held up very well over the years. When I moved all my clothing to my new place, I noticed that many of my shirts (button up blends,...
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Can't get stains off the ceiling [duplicate]

Moved into this place 2 years ago and these stains were on the ceiling. Ignored them but now it's time for moving and I don't trust the real estate agents as far as I can throw them. I've had at it ...
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What are the alternatives to dry cleaning a suede jacket?

I have a beautiful, light blue suede jacket that I've had for ~15 years. The cleaning instructions say that the jacket should always be dry cleaned. I've had it dry-cleaned a few times and the tough ...
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How do I clean my wood floors?

How do I get rid of these spots and streaks on my floors? Just moved into a house and thought this was just dirt but its not getting removed with a mop and Bona hardwood cleaner, I'm a little nervous ...
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What is a hack to clean kitchen sink drain on an RV?

On an RV kitchen sink drain you cannot use Draino per previous owner, I was looking for a hack to clean the drain or an alternative to Draino. Thank you.
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How stop my drill bits from rusting?

My large collection of drill bits were found beneath an unfortunate leak in the garage. Some of them are beginning to rust along with my collection of screws and nails. Effective rust removal / ...
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Clean sticky dust from bathroom tiles

With time, dust collects on the white tiles in my bathroom: You cannot just wipe away the dust with a dry rag. I guess the humidity in the bathroom makes the dust stick to the tiles. It only comes ...
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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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