Questions tagged [cleaning]

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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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How to remove cloudy haze from eye glasses?

I have some glasses which are a couple of years old which have a strange cloudy haze circling the middle of the glasses. I had this problem on my previous glasses, so bought some new ones. After ...
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How to get rid of paint smell

We are painting the whole house one room at a time, but as I suffer from asthma, I avoid the smell as much as possible but right now the whole house smell of paint, although I have opened windows. ...
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Keeping gym gear separate from normal clothes

I have one duffle bag which I use for the gym but the clothes get mixed up and sometimes smell. How can I make sure to keep the gym clothes/shoes separate from regular clothes in the same bag?
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How can wood smoke smell be removed from clothing or helmet?

A friend of mine just returned from a 1600 mile motorcycle ride. His jacket and helmet are saturated with campfire smoke smell. It did not wash out. Is there any way to remove that wood smoke smell ...
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How to remove or seal in mold mildew on vintage electronic cables

Bought some vintage electronics, and the 20 foot data cable bundle smells like mildew very strongly. I need something to seal in that smell and kill the fungi on the insulators, without damaging the ...
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How to clean & prevent stickiness on hard plastic of mouse, in spite of no rubber coating

How to clean & prevent stickiness on hard plastic of mouse, in spite of no rubber coating Product (originally available in white, now in blue only): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IX4GFMG/...
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How to effectively clean Laptop keyboard safely

How to I clean laptop's keyboard without ruining it A lot of dust gets stuck in between keys
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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 to de-acidify room where floor is bleached?

Eager to get my room squeaky clean, I accidently (stupidly) sprayed bleach (the one used to whiten clothes, NaClO I think) all over the marble floor and then sprinkled water (with hand) before ...
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What is this on my kitchen chimney and how to remove it

Lately there had been much cooking in our kitchen and today I saw ankle It seems like oil droplet but I wonder how they even got there and how do I clean them up so the chimney net is clear.
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How to prevent plugged-in vacuum cleaner cord from getting tangled?

I'm searching for a lifehack that will help prevent a plugged-in vacuum cleaner cord from getting all tangled up. The vacuum cleaner cannot be easily unplugged, and multiple people use it. The best ...
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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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Clean Automatic Transmission Fluid (Oil) from Car Carpet

I've bought a car that was stuck for two years into a garage and was used for storing a car part that left the rear carpet filled with ATF Oil. I did cleaning of the carpet with Kitchen Antigrease (...
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Cannot get blender carafe clean

It's actually clean but it's cloudy. I have found many things online, but none of them work: lemon/salt baking soda/vinegar vinegar soak Sometimes it looks clear then it gets cloudy again. I have ...
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Credit Card dirt

How can I clean the smudge off from my credit card chip? I have not used anything on it as of yet. I tried to use the card at a Walmart and it errored out. I discovered a smudge on half the chip and ...
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How to keep my glasses clean from getting marks

It is really annoying to keep taking reading/driving glasses off to clean them and put them back on to know there is a new spot or new spot appear and there is at least one tissue going to waste every ...
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How can I tie up or fasten a pump bottle's nozzle, if it can't be locked?

Unlike this question, I'm assuming here that a pump bottle's nozzle can't be locked. Then how can i stop the nozzle from being accidentally triggered, e.g. if I have it packed in luggage?
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How to wash a sieve?

After cooking pasta, I use a mesh-type kitchen sieve (aka colander, mesh strainer). Immediately after getting the pasta out of the water, I run tap water onto the sieve for a few seconds to remove ...
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How to clean my humidifier

I know, it's my mistake. I used common non-filtered water in the humidifier. And now it has limescale. How to remove it carefully and don't break humidifier?
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How to remove burnt coffee from the bottom of a coffeepot?

The coffee burnt onto the bottom of my coffeepot, and I can't find a method to get it clean. Is there any way to do that?
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How can I clean my laptop keyboard?

I need to clean my keyboard for my Lenovo laptop. The space of the strokes are very low.
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How to get rid of this from wool coat

I have a wool coat. I love it but it attract a lot fluff and this thing (as shown in picture). How can I make so the coat doesn’t attract it and how can I clean the coat as well? As it make me look ...
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How to clean a computer motherboard?

I was wondering how to clean a computer motherboard knowing that using conventional cleaning products is obviously prohibited. What is the most effective and least dangerous way to remove dust?
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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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Leather coat scuffed marks removal and maintnance

I have an old leather coat which over the years is getting more and more scuffed: the black is fading but the leather is still okay underneath. How can I get it back to a (more or less) pristine ...
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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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Cleaning sliding window gap

How to properly clean sliding window cavity? Things I tried: Using tooth brush - can't get 2 mm diameter particles out. Using vacuum cleaner - though this was quite effective I was not able to get ...
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How to remove paint from floor?

As we painted our home there are some Mate Enamel paint spots left on the tiled floor. Kindly guide me how to remove such undesired spots. I tried some acid but the spots still remain. How to remove ...

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