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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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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 to clean dried blood and bone from the car grill

Sometimes I find dried blood and even bone in the grill of my car. Regular car soap does not remove the blood, especially if it has stained the chrome. Bits of bone also get stuck between metal and ...
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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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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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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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Good ways to clean up "black grime & staining" from bolts/ screws & powder coated MS items, after drill + threading at a Lathe heavy metal workshop?

Good ways to clean up "black stuff & staining" from powder coated MS items & bolts/ screws, post DIY mods at a Lathe heavy metal workshop? Pic Collage: Anything anyone touches w/o ...
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De-pill the clothes?

Many people, like me, do not like to wear clothes which have small pill-like balls especially on cotton based fabric. I tried plucking the visible pills after a wash, that was very annoying and time ...
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How to remove permanent marker from furniture, clothes, skin etc

A permanent marker exploded and got all over everywhere (please don't ask how). Usually I just use water and soap to get it off, but takes too much work. So I was wondering: Is there a method to ...
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How can I get the smell out of a Condenser / Heatpump dryer?

I have a heat pump dryer that's stated to smell a bit kind of a mildew smell I suppose. Because of this, I've taken to ensure that the clothes are out of it almost immediately e.g. no leaving ...
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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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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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Remove wet sand and mud from shoes

I was running, and i must have zoned out, because the next thing i knew, I had ran into a sand pit. It had just rained the other day,so the sand was really muddy, and now they are covered in dried mud/...
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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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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 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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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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How to wash sweaty gym clothes to avoid UTI?

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 can I clean stainless steel coffee maker carafe

The inside of my coffee maker's insulated Carafe is stained with coffee. How can I make it look like new? I've done some web searching and found some ideas including things that don't make sense like ...
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How to get rid of dandruff from hairs?

In every winter my head skin become ruff and get dandruff which cause hair broken sometime when I shampoo my hairs it is clean just for hour or two after a day same thing happened again. Can you ...
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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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How to remove whitener ink from the clothes?

I just used whitener for marking the box, but due to force pressing it burst opened from the back and spilled fully over my clothes. Is there any best way to remove the spilled whitener? It's the ...
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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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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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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 remove a strong sticker from book

I borrowed a math book from a library. And my 5-year-old cousin decides to put some Dragon Ball Z sticker on a few pages of the book. The stickers seem to be very strong. how can I remove the stickers ...
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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 my dryer's lint filter without creating a mess?

My new dryer has a large lint filter on the top. When I remove it, lint and dust fall off the filter onto the top of the dryer, and the dust floats off into the air as well. In the second picture ...
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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 print/ markings from small Eye Drops bottle for other use?

I am not sure what the material of these types of small bottles is composed of. I find they are most reliable when it comes to being Leak resistant for small quantity of liquids etc where I just ...
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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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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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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 remove blue gel pen ink from cream colored jeans

Can you provide me tips on removing gel pen ink from a very light colored (cream color) pair of jeans. The gel pen ink is from Bic Gelocity (blue color). Many solutions over the internet and also on ...
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How can I clean a textured bathtub?

My bathtub has a textured non-slip surface on the bottom, which is in the form of a fine grid of raised and lowered areas, forming thousands of tiny squares about 1mm on a side. So each square is a ...
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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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I spilled yogurt on my car leather seats. What is the best way to remove it?

I spilled yogurt on my new car's car seat and I have no idea what is the best or the worst way to clean it. I have a few ideas in my mind from Google search and some YouTube videos that I saw but not ...
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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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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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clean Off! bug spray stain on car's handle?

How can I clean Off! Deep Woods Insect Repellent Spray off the car's handle and other plastic exterior parts ?
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How to clean the charging port of iPhone 6?

For weeks, I had the issue of my phone not charging as soon as I plugged in the lightning cable. I suspect it could be because of dirt that has accumulated over the years. How do I safely clean the ...
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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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How do I remove dust from feather lampshade?

I have a feather lampshade, it's shaped like a ball and it hangs from my ceiling. Problem is that it has gathered dust and is no longer white. How do I remove the dust?
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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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How to remove wax from woolen clothes?

During Christmas I managed to drop some wax of a candle onto my woolen pullover. On most other types of cloth, I would just try to remove it by scrubbing it off, but this does not seems like an ...
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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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