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Clean inside of bottle (fruit juice)?

I use Bormioli Rocco glass bottles to store water and fruit juice. The problem with the juice bottles is that pulp residues dries on the inside of the bottle. How can I clean the bottles? I have tried ...
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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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What is the best way to clean this pair of sneakers soaked in muddy water before?

The sneaker is made mainly of non-plastic woven fabric with some part being leather (and of course the sole part is rubber). I tried wiping them with moist tissue paper but it does not work so well ...
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What's a much easier way to clean an ash tray?

I've had this ashtray for about two years. I washed it out only once with soap and warm water, which was a bit of a hassle and still was fully clean. Any suggestions on a better way to clean it?
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How to remove super glue from prescription eye-glasses lens

I have a problem, I need to remove a drop of super glue on the lens of my glasses without scratching them. Also, these are not glass lenses, (think the impact/scratch proof material)
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Metal Residue On Dishes

I have a set of white dishes, plates, bowls etc. They are not stone or porcelain but I am not sure what they are. Every time a piece of silverware scratches against it it leaves a grey line which I ...
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How to make cleaning the bathroom faster or more enjoyable?

I don't really like cleaning the bathroom, so I was wondering if any of you have ideas on how to make the process faster or more enjoyable? I am listening to podcasts, but maybe you have more ideas.
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How to leave everday objects / surfaces “Shining / Gleaming” after cleaning?

I just wondered if anyone had any known "lifehacks" for leaving everyday household objects such as work-surfaces, windows, tiles, etc "shiny / gleaming" after cleaning. Reason for asking is I recently ...
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Clean eye-wear without lens cleaner [duplicate]

Lens cleaner are expensive and aren't found affordable though. Which is best way to clean eye-wear? Can I use shampoo? or anything else would work better to get result same as lens cleaner?
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How to clean yellow teeth

There is fluoride in the water that I use on the daily basis, and my teeth are having yellow shade. Is there any way to clean them?
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How to wring a towel dry without hurting my hands?

Today I washed my car. I used a towel to absorb the water I sprayed on the car, and in the process of doing so, had to wring a towel repeatedly after it gets saturated with water. The towel is not the ...
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Is there a hack to wash leather off without using a professional leather cleaner service?

I have bought a pillow that dyes stuff around and it has dyed the white leather sofa. Is there a hack to wash leather off without using a professional leather cleaner service?
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unstick stuck photos

My question is like this one, but only more so. My photos have been in the envelope for more than 30 years. I tried water, then steam, then turpentine, none of which worked. These are BW silver ...
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How can I remove gel (?) Ink from a book?

My sister wrote the wrong name in a bible that's to be presented and displayed in two weeks. It's shiny paper that is beige in color. The back side of the page is different color printed pattern. She'...
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how to keep my room dust-free? [closed]

I live in Apartment 5th floor . There is only one window, only me , less windy, I always lock the door but still so dusty. In the end I even attached net for whole window but still same ? All over the ...
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Restoring color/shade of leather boots

My 3-year old leather boots that originally had a light brown color, have darkened quite a bit, especially at the toes. I think this is partly because I used to care for the leather with macadamia ...
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How to fix colour of suede shoes after cleaning

I have my suede shoes that needed to be cleaned. So I bought a cleaning kit for suede shoes, the way it said to use was to. Pour generous amount of liquid in a bowl full of water, dip the brush ...
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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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System for splitting costs on shared items and household goods with roommates

I have recently moved into a large house that is shared with several other people. Usually, there are 6-8 people living here at any given time (plus a family in the basement suite but it's separate). ...
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How to COMPLETELY peel off a sticky price tag or label on a book or item without the gunky residue?

Sometimes I wonder if the stores realize that the price tags and labels (the sticky, gluey kind) they put on books and other items are such a hassle for their consumers and can often damage book ...
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Reducing carpet dust without removing the carpet

I have a room with a carpet, and it's dusty. Rooms without carpet get less dusty, and dust allergy advise is always to get rid of carpets. Unfortunately I have other health issues that make it ...
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How to remove these water droplets between two layered glass window?

It's winter season and there are water droplets on window glass. So this window is above air conditioner and if we want to clean up, we have to unscrew screws and open it. I want to clean up these ...
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How can I make good use of tumble dryer lint?

Every time I clean out the lint trap of the tumble dryer, I keep wondering how to make good use of this by-product of our clothes washing. Rather than throw it away, I've taken to putting it in a bag. ...
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Washing face towels

I have acne prone skin so I use a face towel to dry off my face. When it gets dirty I want to wash it on the highest temperature but I don't want to wash it with anything else that can contaminate it (...
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How to clean hoverboard wheels [closed]

Please help! I accidentally ran over some poop its dried up and stuck to my wheels! Can't take it off I tried a bunch of stuff to try and clean it but didn't work! Any help appreaciated!
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What is the best hack to remove bubbles? [duplicate]

What is the best way to remove "woollen bubbles", that arise on woollen clothing after some time?
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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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What can I do about folded edges in tea towels after washing?

The edges on the tea towels in our household tend to fold around the stitches after machine washing. This prevents them from being easily folded. The edge folding gets worse after repeated washing. ...
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How to effectively remove cat hair from clothes (e.g. T-shirts) of thin cotton?

I was told several times that the most effective way is simply to move my wet hand (palm) over the cloth (and cat's hair will be on the palm). But in my case it's not true. Maybe, because in my case ...
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How to wash very muddy sports boots?

After playing soccer on muddy pitches, are there any recommendable ways of getting rid of the mud stuck between the studs and generally on the shoes/boots/trainers/sneakers?
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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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What is the best way to clean up the spider webs?

In our family house, the spider web is really a kind of a mess. We have tried a lot of things: Brooms aren't good, after a little while the webs are all over it and it takes a while to clean them ...
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Removing hair dye from wall

My girlfriend was dying her hair (the permanent kind) and ended up getting some on the wall. However, I didn't find out until it had completely dried and now soap and water is not enough to remove it. ...
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How to remove leftover double-tape and sellotape marks after Christmas?

During Christmas, we have to decorate our office team bay and we use lots and lots of tape to make it stick longer. After celebration days, while taking down all the decorations, sellotape, and double-...
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How to remove white stains from the plastic bucket?

Tap water in my house is hard water, due to which my buckets are becoming whitish. One of my buckets is blue and the other one transparent. Both looks clumsy due to white stains. Cleaning doesn't help....
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How to get paint out of fabrics and jumpers?

I got Martha Stewart satin paint on a jumper and on a blanket but it went rock hard and won't wash out. Even picking at is not helping much. (I thought acrylic paint washes out but it won't.) Is ...
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How to clean leather wallet that has been soaked in coffee?

I have a leather wallet which was in my backpack during an unfortunate coffee-thermos incident. Basically, the lid came off the thermos and everything in the backpack became soaked in the coffee. ...
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How to clean mirror without leaving paper towel specks behind

When I clean a mirror with glass cleaner and a paper towel, I see a bunch of little specks left by the paper towel. I've tried using hand wipes and newspaper, but they both seem to do the same thing. ...
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How to clean bathroom floor marble without using hard chemicals?

What advice can I give to my 60 year old mother to easily clean white marble floor in the bathroom. I do not want her to deal with hard chemicals or too much scrubbing. She cannot use a house maid/...
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How to keep shirts white?

Over time (and the course of many washing cycles), my white shirts all turn gray. How should I treat these shirts to maintain their crisp white appearance? I have read How to make a yellowish white ...
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How to clean pomegranate drops from the ocher waterproof wall paint?

I have some ocher (ochre) walls painted with a waterproof paint (this is how it's called, but it seems like not so resistant to water). I cut a pomegranate and some drops fell on the wall. The ocher ...
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How to clean a pager charging port

I need help cleaning the connection on a Motorola Minitor (yes, I spelled it correctly) V pager. Basically my issue is that the connection between the battery and charging pins is no longer the best ...
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How to Prevent and Fix Shrinking Cashmere

I've recently purchased new cashmere sweaters. To my dismay, after only one or two washes, the sweaters shrunk and are now too small and no longer fit. Prevent How can I prevent cashmere sweaters ...
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Cleaning a mouth retainer

I got my braces removed about a year ago and I wear my retainers every night now. I was advised to gently wash my retainers in cold water. However, doing so does not clean the retainer of plaque. I ...
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How to clean white streaks on rubber of speaker cone?

I tried to clean the rubber of my speaker cones but ended up making it worse! I was just using water and a cotton bud, and when it dried it left all these marks. I've since cleaned it again with ...
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How to reduce the noise from PC's fans? [closed]

My computer's cooling fans make a terrible noise. Please, could you give me some advice about how can I reduce that noise?
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Remove Musty Smell from Silk Tie

I have inherited a large collection of silk ties. Unfortunately, they have developed a musty smell, I think from having been kept in a damp room. I don't want to go to the expense of taking the ties ...
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What household substitutes are there for cotton buds?

My ears are really itchy and there are not any cotton buds at home. I was vaguely advised to use the bottom end of my pen to scratch it, but that seems dangerous. So are there any household ...
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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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Cleaning oil spill on a concrete floor

My house has finished concrete floors. My husband had put a chainsaw on the floor and it made an oil stain that I haven't been able to get up. What can I use to get the oil stain out?

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