Questions tagged [cleaning]

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How to wash your rubber shoes

I am looking for the best possible way to wash my Rubber VANS shoes. I know that some rubber shoes can have a decrease in color after attempting to wash them. I am looking for a proper way to wash the ...
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How to remove water spots?

I have a shower with a glass screen to stop the water covering the floor and I try to wipe it down every time using a squeegee in order to prevent the exact problem I am having - I believe the issue ...
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How to eat barbecue ribs without getting covered in barbecue sauce? [duplicate]

I love barbecue ribs but I don't love getting completely covered in barbecue sauce! I have already tried eating more carefully only using my finger tips but I still get too much barbecue sauce on my ...
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How can I clean my backpack?

I have a Thule Laptop Backpack and a Hiking Backpack. Both are more or less of the same material. How can I clean it? I cannot put it into a machine because the hiking backpack has a frame and I am ...
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How to remove rotten meat odour from the fridge?

My friend forgot to trash meat from the fridge before the long school holiday. After 3 weeks I returned to find the bad rotten meat left inside the fridge. Currently, I am alone in the house so ...
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How to vacuum room with minimal amount of effort?

I'm trying to find any life hacks which helps me to safe time on vacuuming the room. Especially if you need to repeat the work every few days over and over again. I'm not talking about the right ...
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How to clean off hands oil from a touchscreen? [duplicate]

I don't find anything here that would help to my situation, and wiping the screen don't seems to remove the oil that has gotten trough my hands. I need a method without baby wipes which I don't posses,...
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How to clean white, sticky substance on headphone band?

I have 9 months old Motorola Pulse Max Headphones. I used them rarely and always kept them in their original box. yesterday I took them out and noticed a white sticky substance on the handle part. (...
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What is the best way to tumble-dry wet sneakers?

When I wash my sneakers and attempt to tumble-dry, a loud thumping sound permeates my apartment and often they will kick the door open. How can I best tumble-dry my sneakers without the noise and ...
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How to clean my ear canal with something more reusable than a cotton swab?

Issue: I must clear my ear canals of water or I will get "swimmer's ear" (an ear infection). Regularly cleaning the ear wax helps prevent infections. I currently use cotton swabs, but I would like to ...
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Stained fridge from dry-erase markers

Does anyone know of a way to remove stains caused from dry-erase markers? I was using the side of my fridge as a whiteboard and it seemed to work fine at first... but I left what I wrote up on the ...
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How can I clean sticky juice off my hands when outside?

Sometimes, I'm outside working or whatever, not near a water faucet. I work in some orchards, and sometimes I eat a fruit, which (of course) is very sticky. I usually wipe them off soon after they get ...
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How to remove foot stink?

Every morning I have a bath and leave for work. Recently during rainy season my feet start to stink once I reach my work. As its an AC environment, the smell is prominent, which is kind of ...
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How do I effectively remove dog hair from carpets?

My dog's hair gets on surfaces like the carpets'. Its hard to get them off. I have to literally scratch the hair out or use brute force to remove it with a broom. I've tried vacuuming but it wasn't ...
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How do I clean a whiteboard that hasn't been cleaned in a while? [duplicate]

I have a whiteboard (dry-erase) that hasn't been cleaned in a long time, and that now has stuff dried on it. Even though it was originally written with dry-erase markers, it's been too long, and they'...
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How can I unclog my headphone port on my phone? [duplicate]

So, my phone rather surprisingly spends a lot of its life in my pocket. In the course of its day to day life, it gets what I assume is pocket lint in the headphone jack. This buildup has made it so ...
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How to clean up after tissue paper got into the washing machine?

This happens once a while: I put some tissue or paper material (e.g. a receipt) into some pocket of some clothing, but forget to take it out before putting the clothing into the washing machine. After ...
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How can I remove gum from carpet?

Sometimes, chewing gum inevitably gets on the carpet. How do I get it back off? I've tried using ice to harden the gum, and lifting it off, but it didn't freeze down far enough.
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How can I remove hardened masking tape on car surface?

Help, have already tried an elbow grease spray and have taken off some of paint work through over rubbing.
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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 remove Sweat stains from clothing?

In the Summer, you will usually sweat a large amount or a little, at least. This is natural, but the stain that results(especially in white clothing) is annoying and unsightly. What can I do to clean ...
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Cleaning a blood stain from a silk tie

A friend of mine recently moved to a pretty arid climate, and has been experiencing nosebleeds. While he's trying to fix that, he kinda wrecked a brand new silk tie the first day he wore it :( Since ...
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How to remove grease stains from clothes

I was eating pizza and I got some grease on one of my nicer shirts (I know, I probably shouldn't eat pizza and wear nice clothes). The stain is pretty visible and after washing the shirt, it was still ...
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How can I keep stray cats out of garage?

Occasionally I noticed that when my garage door is open, stray cats come and sit under the car. It could be because they like the warmth under the engine compared to the coldness of outside. I don't ...
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Clean ink blot on polyamide

I have a white-ish polyamide coat that got stained with black ink in multiple places (long story short, I helped lift a large carton with 1-day-old stamps on it, both on the carton and on the masking ...
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How to remove pen ink from cloth?

I have a denim trouser. I am unable to remove blue pen ink on the pocket area of the trouser. What can I do?
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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 remove marker and paint from wall?

Children have a bad habit to remove any where with permanent stuff like markers and paint. It is not easy to remove that stuff from wall. It looks so ugly. How can I remove these things from the wall?

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