Questions tagged [cleaning]

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Electrical tape that doesn't get sticky over time

Regardless of which brand I buy or where I buy it from, the electrical tapes always get sticky over time. As I use them on USB cables and my earphone cables, it irritates me because it is a "high-...
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My clear phone case that I'm not using seems greasy or uncleaned? [closed]

I have a clear phone case that is yellow throughout, which I've grown accustomed to, but one day I saw a clearer phone case and bought it, and left the old one aside. A few days/weeks later I saw my ...
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How do I know if my phone's jack slot is broken and not my headphones?

Initials: First of all, sorry if this question has been asked at the wrong place. This is a general consumer electronics question, but there's no such site yet. And I'm pretty sure these are wrong ...
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Sugar on floor wet mopped

I spilled sugar on the floor and I was in half sleep. Later, I used my "Swiffer" with its fluid to get it up. But after that, the floor became sticky. So I steam mopped it twice and it's still sticky. ...
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How to organize cleaning rags

When i clean the house i have a rag for dusting, one for the floor. Sometimes one for the bikes outside. One for wiping down the toilet. I try to keep track, by remembering the color and where i ...
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How to clean air indoors

What is the best way to clean indoor air the lifehacker way? That is, excluding store-bought air purifiers of expensive brands. Something like DIY: Building an energy efficient and low cost filter ...
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Sterlizing rags, sponges and scrubbers in a microwave? [closed]

Recently I've gotten worried about overuse of cleaning rags / sponges / scouring pads / scrubbers in my kitchen (let's call them "scrubbers" for short), and whether I should perhaps replace them more ...
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How can I remove leather dye stains from colored clothing?

I managed to forget removing a leather belt from my laundry. That would have been OK if i only washed it, but I put it into a dryer as well. Not only did this destroy the belt completely, but pretty ...
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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 clean "reddish/ brownish" grime/ deposit marks from the Silicone Rubber lid gasket of a hot water Thermos Flask

How can I clean the grime from this rubberized sealing gasket on my Zojirushi Thermos Flask? This is mostly for hot water sipping, a yogic/Asian practice. The location of its basically where the lid ...
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Red wine out of white cotton shirt

Some red wine (red mascotta) was splashed onto a nice new white shirt that has been worn maybe 5 times. This happened about 3 hours ago and I just noticed it now. The material is cotton. What ...
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How do I get rid of stale water smell in my new dishwasher [duplicate]

I have a foul stale smell in my new dishwasher, in spite of the the things they tell you to do. I have also had the engineer out and they say nothing wrong. I am sure it is to do with the filter. My ...
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Clean mold from a lemon squeezer

I've used this lemon squeezer but forgot to clean it. Now that I need it again I can't clean the mold in it (please see the picture), because it's too narrow. Is there a practical way to clean it?
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How to get rid of bug stuck into eyes?

Recently I was coming back home on motorcycle (without helmet) while a bug went into my eyes. Holding and closing my terrible burning left eye I came back home. Using the general technique of tap ...
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How to make a 100% cotton shirt repel moisture?

I bought a casual 100% cotton button-down shirt the other day from the brand ESP fashion. I live in Bangkok, Thailand and it's crazy hot here at the moment (or any moment), so I figured a white one ...
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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 to clean sesame grains from sandwich toaster effectively?

I am using my sandwich toaster to toast bread which often has sesame grains on it. I am also using olive oil to prevent the bread from sticking to the toaster. This results in such a thing: As you ...
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Dishes after dishwasher have salty taste [closed]

I'm using a dishwasher for some time now and lately we have notice that dishes, especially glasses has a salty taste after they were in the dishwasher. It is frustrating to drink and have salty ...
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Prevent toddler bed-wetting [closed]

I have a 3 years old son, my wife is trying to stop him using disposable diaper at night, so sometimes he is bed-wetting now days. My questions are : Is there a way to reduce or stop him bed-...
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Removing permanent marker marks from phone screen

What would be the best way to remove marks from my smartphone's screen, which have been caused accidentally from a permanent marker ? Note that my phone unfortunately isn't waterproof. Also, I have ...
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How to remove burnt grease on an oven shelf?

I have a wire oven shelf (rack) which has some burned-on grease: The shelf is covered with chrome so I cannot put it in my oven when going through the pyrolysis cycle (apparently there would be toxic ...
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How to clean paper hat?

I have a very delicate white paper hat that has turned yellow on several areas. How can I whiten it? Can I bleach it? Send it to the dry clean? ...Paint it? I have considered using soapy water but I'm ...
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Removing Stains Off Denim

I just got my black denim jeans back from the laundry and unfortunately it seems white stains have developed all over it. I've tried washing them out with plain water however that doesn't seem to work....
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Will undiluted vinegar harm a back brush?

My back brush as accumulated a layer of black grime at the base of the bristles. Googling suggests using various concoctions, e.g., vinegar, bleach, clorox, baking soda, hot water, etc. I want to ...
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How to remove abrasion fog from tempered glass?

When you use abrasives or acids on tempered glass, it can sometimes (contrary to normal glass) develop a fog or haze. Is there a way to remove this?
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Measuring laundry load weight to determine right amount of detergent to use

On my detergent's instructions it says to use x amount of powder per (x)KG of clothes. While there are a bunch of clothes that will be going into the load, how can i determine the right amount of ...
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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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