Questions tagged [cleaning]

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How to remove blueback from cables?

I currently have some blueback that is stuck on a cable that I own. Normally, you can use blueback to remove blueback. This does not work in my case. I have also tried scraping it off with my nail. ...
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How to clean a bathtub

I used cillit bang on my old plastic bathtub and if destroyed it. I know the best thing to do it to simply use soap.. but that seems to take forever. We have kids who have minor skin issues and have ...
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How can I clean a rough, outdoor welcome mat?

Our welcome mat has lint, hair, and other things stuck in its bristles. As you can see from the photos, it is a very tough mat. How can I clean this so it looks new-ish again? I tried sweeping it ...
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How to clean old sticky pc mouse with rubber coating?

I have an old Logitech MX510 mouse which is very sticky on the sides. How can I get rid of this stickiness?
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Need material I can step on to remove dog hair from shoes (electrostatic?)

Want material I can step on that will remove dog hair via static electricity or mild stickiness.
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How to clean crystal stones, healing stones

I have a crystal glass bowl along with a crystal tortoise. feng shui says having some water in the bowl with the tortoise is good. But, what has happened is over a period of time is that the bowl and ...
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How to stop a commercially manufactured garment’s dye from bleeding out?

So, I have an odd dilemma with two pieces of clothing I own: Vintage 1982 dark green 100% cotton Atari promotional Centipede t-shirt. Modern 2018 dark blue 100% cotton denim button down shirt from ...
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Cleaning my saxophone

Is there a good way to clean my saxophone without buying sprays or Windex, but without damaging my instrument, and using common household objects?
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How to best clean unused wax out of a glass votive candle holder?

So, I like candles… But there is always leftover wax and residue in the candle holders I that use. These are small, shot-glass-like candle holders; typically called “Votive” candle holders but I also ...
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How to get rid of limescale on pipes?

I have read that limescale in pipes makes them way less energy efficient, so that 50-80% of energy is wasted for example in a boiler. How would I get rid of this? I am looking for some product or ...
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Sitting pillows of a couch keeps moving from place

I have a couch, and the sitting pillows always move from their place after a few days and I need to rearrange them. I thought about using a strong velcro, but I'm not sure it will do the work. Any ...
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How can I get rid of the fumes from a new rug?

I hesitated to use the word “fumes”, but I’m really quite certain that’s what they are. I just got a new 8’ x 10’ rug from rugsusa.com and it’s spreading intense fume smells across my whole main floor ...
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How to Remove rancid smells from clothes closet

My husband canned bacon several years ago and unbeknownst to me placed 6 quart size jars of this on the top shelf of our shared closet and basically forgot about them. Today when I walked into the ...
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Cleaning the back of LCD screen

I was asked to repaire LCD screen and after doing so, I wanted to polish the screen so I used ACETONE to clean it, but when I tried the same on the back of the LCD, acetone dried and don't know how to ...
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How can you reuse a disposable water bottle indefinitely?

I like to reuse disposable water bottles as many times as I can so that they get many uses before having to be recycled. Assuming you continue to properly wash the disposable water bottle, is it ...
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How can I cleanse my eyeglass cloth that's dirty, even after being washed in the washing machine?

My family uses eyeglass cloths from the manufacturer: Ic! Berlin, Lindberg. We wash them in the washing machine, then hang them to dry. Yet before the first wipe, it already contains motes/specks, ...
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How to prevent spray paint nozzles from clogging?

It seems like it happens randomly. Sometimes I can use a can of spray paint on a dozen different occasions with the same nozzle and it never clogs up. Sometimes they clog up after the first use. ...
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How to remove mold from suit?

While travelling to a very rainy place in India my luggage had to travel on the roof of the car. Although there was some cover the luggage still got quite wet and before I could do anything about it (...
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How can I remove skin oil from my phone's screen?

My phone screen picks up the usual fingerprint smudges, but there is a band where the swipe keyboard appears that is particularly bad. Rubbing with phone screen cleaning wipes and glasses cleaning ...
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How to keep a new jewelry box that’s covered with a white pebbled leather material clean

I have an older house that no matter how much I clean, manufactures dust. I want to put my new jewelry box on my dresser but I know with it being white and fake leather covered, it’s going to be ...
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How can I clean disposable foam earplugs?

I use disposable foam earplugs to help me sleep. They usually start itching within a week, and I throw them out and get another pair. They seem to be made of memory foam, based on the way they slowly ...
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If I have to ride in a car that recently had some rotting meat, how can I breathe without gagging?

A few years ago, my friend, who drove children to different places as part of their job, said that somebody had left a piece of lunch meat. That was towards the beginning of summer. When school ...
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How to clean permanent marker off metal [duplicate]

I have a metal case that I purchased off someone and there are so many permanent marker streaks on it. Is there any way to get them off without damaging the case?
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How to get dried blood out of carpet

So, one of my family members had injured themselves yesterday and dripped blood all over my carpet. I did not know until this morning when I got home from work. By now, the blood is dried and the ...
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Removing Liquified Plastic Layer Residue From Notched Metal Surface

I use old electric hob (as shown in the picture) for preparing my food, which takes a while to heat up and then takes even more time to cool down after use. Today I made a grave rookie mistake - as ...
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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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How do I remove the hair, dust and gunk off of silicon putty/silicone earplugs?

I want to continue to use my silicone earplugs, but they're becoming increasingly disgusting and laden with little particles. Help!
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How do you get texta ink (permanent marker) off your hands?

I tried hand soap, but it didn’t work. I also tried hand sanitizer; same thing didn’t work. Hair spray didn’t really work either. My hands are now all pinkish red and it’s sorta staining the walls and ...
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How to hide rough finished laminate/sunmica edges on furniture

I have recently did the furniture on my home. And they have not did the perfect job. All the sunmicas have rough edges at all the bends. They look very bad. Whole wardrobe and all the drawers have the ...
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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 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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Tool for cleaning delicate crystal wine glasses

I have a very handy tool for cleaning Champagne flutes -- the long, slender glasses where it's very hard to reach the bottom of the glass. I think it's made by "Final Touch" but I suspect more than ...
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How to turn water on with soapy hands?

I moved to a new apartment that has sinks with 2 knobs rather than 1 lever. When I wash my face, I like to turn off the faucet to save water. But then, to turn it back on, I have to touch the knobs ...
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How do I get rid of sour milk smell from a plastic container

I have a plastic container that milk went off in. It is part of a coffee machine. Any hints how to get rid of the smell would be greatly appreciated
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Removing liquid lipstick from clothes?

A bottle of liquid lipstick has found it's way in the dryer, and now all our clothes have spots of red on them. What is a good way to remove them? Here's the bottle:
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How to wash the inside of a smelly leather shoe?

I have a leather shoe which is starting to have a very unpleasant smell. I'm wondering if anybody had any success cleaning this kind of shoes using baking soda with white vinegar as it's mentioned on ...
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How to unwrinkle leather?

I have an old vintage jacket that's been sitting in a box for a long time and there are some pretty serious wrinkles/creases all over the jacket. Is there a way to get out the wrinkles safely without ...
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How to remove wet mud from leather shoes

My Leather shoes are covered in wet mud. They are Ahnu, Karma sandal shoes, with a stitched pattern. If I let it dry, they will be permanently disfigured. Do I hose them down, or wipe them and bring ...
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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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How can I clean a double-layer tea filter?

I have a double-layer tea filter like this one: I use it to filter rooibos tea, which can have very fine particles. The problem I have is that over time, many tiny particles have become trapped ...
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How to dry shoes quickly after washing them?

I washed my shoes some 72 hours ago; at the moment they are still too damp for me to wear. I know that there are shoe dryers available, but that is not what I want because I only wash my shoes ...
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How to clean spilled honey on piece of cloth/mattress?

I have honey spilled on mattress, How could I remove and clean it?
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How do I diagnose a "mystery stain" on a piece of clothing?

I have a pair of pants which I've noticed have a stain somewhere. What I'm seeing is a small ellipse-shaped stain on one of the 'legs' - a darker color than the fabric's original color. The thing it, ...
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How to clean felt pen ink from the wall?

I have a paper on the wall where I used to write with felt pens. Another day, I accidentally left a wet rag hanging over it. I did not realize until now that the rag soaked both the paper and the wall ...
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How do you remove ‘grease’ stains from grey leather boots

I bought an expensive ankle boot but I somehow got some darker grey spots on them. I expect it maybe an oily substance and so I tried using dish soap and scrubbed them but it left a darker scrubbed ...
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Continuous vinegar disinfecting of dehumidifier water basin

Being a very lazy person, I get tired of vinegar spraying the inside of my dehumidifier's water basin every week. It's a highly compact machine, and the water basin is has an odd shape, with all ...
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How to remove gum from clothing while traveling?

Suppose you're on a train or on an airplane, going on vacation. And darts a piece of chewing gum stick to your clothing. Enough pressure and time have been applied so that it doesn't come off right ...
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Removing rubber earbuds

I recently bought a pair of Sennheiser cx-180 earphones and I am having a hard time removing the rubber earbuds and changing it as my fingers keep slipping off. Any ideas on what to do? (wrapping a ...
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Removing sand out of a bagpack

I think everyone knows it. That trip to the beach, the bagpack with the stuff stored in. And after it, it is impossible for anything stored withing not becoming sandy. What is the best way for making ...
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How To Take Crumbs/Dust Off My Desk [closed]

Sometimes I have dust, crumbs, pieces of paper, etc... on my desk. I tried taking them off with my hand but they just stayed there. I have an IKEA wooden desk. Do you have any idea how I could clean ...

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