Questions tagged [cleaning]

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Keep shaving stubble from getting into my eyes [closed]

My name is Tony and I have a significant problem. Each time I shave, no matter what precautions I am taking, such as wearing goggles to shield my eyes, I get cut facial hair not fall to the floor but ...
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How do i clean my pictures after a house fire

I need help trying to remove the smoke odor from my picture albums after we had a house fire one day ago.
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How to make a garbage bin?

How do you make your own garbage bin, provided you already have a bag for it? I've tried using empty boxes, like the banana boxes produce departments give away. This never really worked well. Also ...
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Quickly clean and dry highball glasses [closed]

How can I quickly and thoroughly wash, and dry a highball glass which is wider in the center than at the entry point. The glass is similar to the one referred to above. The shape makes it difficult ...
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How can i prevent a drinking glass from getting knocked over?

In really rare case when i use a drinking glass on my desk (often I just use bottles) I accidently push it with my elbow, or my cat does it and I need to clean my desk or keyboard. That happens ...
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Camelbak bottle VS sticker remover

I used sticker remover liquid to get some sticker glue off my camelbak chute bottle. Glue did come off, and left a coating of rough white residue. This can be seen on the following photos. When ...
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removing corrosion on the contacts of an Apple USB-to-Lightning cable

After keeping my iPhone data/charging cable in the car for too long, I have the problem described here which is that the tiny contacts on the "lightning" end of the cable have become corroded, and the ...
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How to clean transparent silicone/jelly cases?

I have here my jelly case on my smartphone. After 2 months, i saw that it getting yellowish and i don't know how to clean it. But every month, I clean it with cloth and alcohol, but nothing's change. ...
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Throwing away personal memoribilia [closed]

After my parents died and I emptied their apartment I am left with a considerate amount of moving boxes with memorabilia: These include among other things: photos of my parents and me and my brother ...
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How do I get rid of a particularly disgusting mental image [closed]

I've just had this image pop into my head that is exceedingly disturbing on multiple levels, and it refuses to budge. I'm not going to specify exactly what this mental image is because I'm pretty sure ...
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I spilled yogurt on my car leather seats. What is the best way to remove it?

I spilled yogurt on my new car's car seat and I have no idea what is the best or the worst way to clean it. I have a few ideas in my mind from Google search and some YouTube videos that I saw but not ...
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How to remove fingerprint stains from a computer mouse?

how I can "gently" clean thumb and ring finger stains from semi white mouse, otherwise mouse remains white but this grey area where you rest thumb and ring finger is now pretty much brown... I have ...
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How to remove charcoal droppings on an eraser?

I have a set of rubbers which I used during my pencil drawing sketches, as shown above.Shading techniques I adopted, make use of rubber very much. Consider myself as a self trainer and so do not blame ...
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Clean mixed coins

I have acquired 2kg of assorted coins from various countries. These are to spice up board games by using real metal coins, using material to indicate denomination rather than numbers on the coin eg ...
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How to clean a non-washable cushion cover?

I bought these cushion covers and at home I noticed a small sentence on the label: "Do not wash". How do you clean these covers? I wanted to wash them first to get the new fabric smell off these ...
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Removing dust from mobile's screen [closed]

Dust has gone inside my mobile screen and front camera. I don't know how it got there but I suspect that it has entered from the USB port. How can it be removed?
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How to removed permanent marker from skin? [closed]

What if my friend or my foe made a big cross on my cheek with a permanent marker? How can I remove that big stubborn sign from my face?
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How to remove urine scale from toilet elbow? [closed]

I ask this question here because all other sites I found on the web (mostly in German, because this does not seem to be a common problem in the English-speaking world - or people just don't care) give ...
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How can I react to an acne, without getting any marks on my face?

Background: In some days there are something like "acne" on my face. Actually I don't know is it acne or pimples (I don't know the difference between them). It is something that rises from the skin ...
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How to deal with eraser shavings effectively

I recently switched to using a mechanical pencil (recently being since last September) and these eraser shavings that seem to be everywhere are driving me crazy! I've had a look at things like this ...
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How to remove scale/incrustation in bathroom

How can I remove incrustation which appears from the water in the bathroom floor (covered with plates) and the toilet. This appears when water dries and the salts which are dissolved stay on the floor ...
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How to remove bicycle oil/grease from waxed jacket

I have a jacket of waxed cotton which has got (dirty) bicycle lubricant on it from a bicycle chain. Unfortunately, I don't know the exact composition of the lubricant because the bike isn't mine. ...
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How to undo slippery laminate flooring due to leather lotion

We have accidentally sprayed some leather lotion on our laminate floor and it has become extremely slippery - the spot has become a major hazard in our apartment. Even at a slow pace, walking over the ...
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Easiest way to remove blackheads [closed]

What is the easiest fastest and not too expensive way too remove blackheads on the face? Especially the nose area.
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How to clean the inside of a hose

How can I clean the inside of plastic hose which I use for liquids like milk, juice and other. How can I remove the residue after usage. In some cases if the hose was not immediately cleaned then the ...
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How to remove the smell of Lenor Unstoppables from clothing?

I've received a baby sleeping bag and it smells VERY strongly of Lenor Unstoppables which the previous owner liked to use. I've tried soaking it with baking soda, with vinegar, and have washed it ...
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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 clean 'Iron removal filter'?

In water purifiers, the iron removal filter needs to be cleaned every 3 months by striking it continuously with something hard along with the backflow of water. But this technique is really tiresome ...
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How to prevent the washing machine from mold

It seems the rubber seal part of my washing machine is growing mold. I have noticed that often there is water still in the seal after washing. I am trying to dry it out the best I can but still the ...
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How to work with a CD/DVD whose data sectors are bad?

I have a CD which seems to be scratched, smudged or otherwise dirty. Unfortunately, when I put it into the CD player, it sometimes gets stuck, e.g., "H-h-h-h-h-h-how ab-b-b-b-b-bout you-you-you-you". ...
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Remove and prevent mildew from wallpaper

there has been "accident" in semi warm room, there was blankets and mattress against the wall, now there seems to be some mildew at wallpaper, because of the air could not flow thru, at least I think ...
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Can I use regular kitchen salt to my dishwasher?

The other day I was buying special dishwasher salt from a grocery store for about 3.5 USD a package. Later on, when I did read the contents (trying to figure out what is so magically pricey on the ...
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Best way to clean butter from a knife

Butter doesn't clean off of silverware very easy. Every time I finish buttering bread, I'm left with a knife covered in butter which needs to be cleaned. I can't just run it under the sink unless I ...
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Remove an imprinted logo from an electric device

The Kindle Paperwhite gen. 2 has one annoying flaw: A shiny silver logo directly under the screen (see here). I can mask it with a piece of black electrician's tape, but I'd like to remove it ...
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How can I remove the smell of spoiled milk from my fridge?

Someone in my house apparently forgot about a gallon of milk in the fridge for a few months, and now the fridge smells really bad. How can I get rid of this smell, aside from the obvious "throw out ...
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How to rid steelware of metallic taste

Most of the time I bring food to work, and I usually bring utensils to eat it with, but sometimes I forget and have to use some of the steelware we have at work. However, the steelware has a strong ...
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What is the best and easiest way to pick up mercury drops from the floor?

Mercury has been dropped on my floor and I want to collect it back in container. What is the best and easiest way to pick up mercury drops from the floor?
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How do I prevent plates coming out of the dishwasher squeaky?

Over time it seems my dishwasher and tablets (normally Finish) have taken the surface off my plates and bowls, and now they have an unpleasant squeaky, nails-on-a-blackboard feel. I use Rinse Aid (...
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How to remove armpit stains?

I have some white T-shirts where the armpits have stains really hard to remove. They are brown-colored stains. What's the way to remove the stains?
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Remove Broken Lightbulb from holder

The light bulb broke off but the metal portion remains in the holder. What is the best or safest way to remove this bulb from the holder?
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How to remove wax from woolen clothes?

During Christmas I managed to drop some wax of a candle onto my woolen pullover. On most other types of cloth, I would just try to remove it by scrubbing it off, but this does not seems like an ...
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How to clean urine stain out of a bed mattress

My little child has a habit of moving to our bed during the night. Last night he wet our bed. Some of the urine went though the sheets and reached the mattress. I tried to soak it with paper towels ...
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How can I remove scratches/ coating from my LG mobile camera lens

I recently bought a used LG G2 (T-mobile) from market and later on noticed that it does not takes the photos with expected quality. I feel that the issue could be possibly because of scratches on ...
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Which is the best way to clean leather shoes? [closed]

Does anybody know the best way way to clean leather shoes without spoiling them?
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How to clean food coloring off skin?

With the holidays coming up, I decided to do some baking. The recipes asked for food coloring to be used in the dough. This means the color was kneaded into it and I failed to wear gloves. As a ...
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Any idea how to remove this build-up from glass shower door?

My shower door has slowly built-up this limescale-like coating over the past 5 years and it does not seem to respond to any attempt to remove it. It is far more prevalent on the door nearest the ...
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Spilled shampoo on floor and it has dried up

I have a laundry basket next to my washing machine. Since there is no shelf near the washing machine I tend to keep all detergent bottles and other laundry needs in the laundry basket itself and dump ...
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How can I remove sticker labels on the glass bottle? [duplicate]

I want to reuse those bottles at home, but I don't want the label on it. I am planning to paint them with nature design. So how can I remove those labels in the fastest way possible?
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Removing instant adhesive from skin

Recently, I bought a powerful instant adhesive: But after its use, I found my skin covered with a layer of adhesive liquid. I tried to remove it by rubbing my fingers on a rough surface, washing with ...
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How do I remove a car window sticker?

We recently bought a new - used - vehicle that has two window stickers on it. I want to remove both of them, however the one that I particularly want to remove is very firmly stuck. I tried to ...

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