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How can I clean under a treadmill belt?

I've owned a NordicTrack Exp 1000X treadmill for about 20 years and have never done the recommended maintenance, including belt lubrication. Now it's starting to squeal, so I'm hoping that better-late-...
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How to get rid of dust mite effectively?

What I tried: Gave the cats away I bought a powerful vacuum cleaner I bought an air purifier Regularly wash surfaces It helps, but not for long. Any tips?
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Clean sticky dust from bathroom tiles

With time, dust collects on the white tiles in my bathroom: You cannot just wipe away the dust with a dry rag. I guess the humidity in the bathroom makes the dust stick to the tiles. It only comes ...
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T Shirt Microfibres/Lint

Not sure if anybody can help with this, but I have some basic t-shirts from H&M and Uniqlo and both seem to produce an unreasonably large amount of what I can only describe as small microfibres. ...
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Clothes are still dusty after full cycle

Ok, this issue plagues my life. It's been months I haven't had clean clothes, it's not a joke. I'm in quarantine and work from home. My clothes remain dusty even after: Manual Shaking Washing+Drying ...
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Mosquito net smell

Yesterday,I covered the windows of my room with a mosquito net which I purchased recently (Taped it along the windows). This managed to keep the mosquitoes away but however, the smell due to the nylon ...
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How to clean dusty screen protector?

Hi I've messed new screen protector cause of lot of dust around. I tried shampoo to clean it and that's working but wait til it dry it gets dusty again. So how can I clean it?
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How do I avoid or otherwise minimize the mess of dust from scratching a game currency card?

Ash already asked a question about how to do the scratching on lottery tickets, which are quite similar to game currency cards. However, I have a different problem when scratching my Steam wallet ...
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Dealing with dust mites [closed]

I know a lot of people have dust mite allergy, so drop your tips here if you have any handy hints. Good vacuum cleaners ? Things that poison them ? Bedding covers ? tnx
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Can freeze spray be used for pc dust cleaning?

I've bought freeze spray instead of compressed air by accident. Can I use it as an alternative to clean dust from my pc?
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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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Please help how to get rid of dust mites which causes itching at night

Whenever I go to sleep at night,itchiness starts to me,which causes red rashes.and no sleep also. Any one please suggest how to get rid of this soon.
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How do I avoid the huge amounts of dust that collect around my computer?

I have a home office, and so my PC is on pretty much the whole time. I tend to leave it on overnight during the week, as it saves time when I start work the following day. I always seem to have huge ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I get the last lines of dust into the dustpan?

While cleaning up my room with a broomstick, I use the dustpan to collect dust and garbage, but those last lines of dust don't go into the dustpan. That's why I have to leave it there. How do I get ...
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How to remove dust from tiny holes in mobile device?

I have a Lenovo k4 note. I have dust particles collected in the small holes near the speakers. If you see the image, I have marked the places. Is there any quick way to clean it without needing to buy ...
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How do I keep dust away when applying a laptop screen protector?

I'm getting a matte anti-glare screen protector for my 15 inch laptop tomorrow, and many of the reviews I have read say you practically need a cleanroom to keep dust particles off the back of the ...
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How do you remove dust between keyboard keys? [duplicate]

Is there any way how I can remove the dirty stuff between my keyboard without having to buy particular stuff to do it? My laptop fell and now it is dirty, and I don't want to go to a shop to buy ...
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Inhaling less chalk dust while erasing blackboard during teaching

While erasing stuff written using a chalk on a blackboard, with a duster, it is commonly observed that a lot of chalkdust is released in to the air, some part of which is inhaled (largely) by the ...
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How to reduce Dust in an appartment - use sticky tape?

I am looking for a simple way to significantly reduce the amount of dust in an appartment without fan or filter. Methods I have thought of: Place a bowl of water on the radiator and put a drop of ...
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How to clean the inside of a desktop computer without a vacuum

Say I open a desktop computer case and it's very dusty -- not an uncommon situation. However, Oh no! I forgot my vacuum! What else can I use to thoroughly clean the inside of the computer? I ...
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How to remove dust from fridge coils?

My Whirlpool side by side fridge has the external coils underneath the fridge, with a fan to circulate air. Over the years the coils collect a lot of dust. For some reason the coils are sort of M ...
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How to remove dust particles when it accidentally goes into our eyes?

Its really a worst situation when you rub your eyes just because something get into your eyes. It makes me struggle a lot when something goes into my eyes and I really have no idea what to do at that ...
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How to dust a TV screen? [duplicate]

I attempted to dust the screen of my tv with a cotton cloth and much dust collected in the edges and corners. How can I dust more efficiently as to avoid this build-up?
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How to control my sinuses when I lose my handkerchief

I am living in middle east, so it is common around here to develop sinuses. I have been affected by it for so long I can't remember feeling well. I lost my handkerchief and there is not a single ...
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How to keep dust-free when digitizing photos

I recently purchased a photo digitizer which looks like this: Under the cover there was a clear plastic surface upon which the photos are placed so that they can be digitized. (Unit takes a picture ...
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How to clean a dusty television screen?

The screen of my LCD television often gets dusty. I've tried cleaning it with a microfiber cloth, but it just pushes the dust into the corners of the screen. How can I more efficiently clean the ...
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How to keep dust from matte/rubbery plastic

Some keyboards, computer mice, and other surfaces use this plastic coating that feels rubbery and looks matte. They are are somewhat "sticky", and are not easily dusted using conventional methods. ...
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How to remove dust from clothing without washing?

I recently cut something out using a Dremel Saw and as some of you may know - these can get dust everywhere. I wasn't using any sort of extractor fan to remove the dust while sawing so it was free to ...
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How I prevent my computer from collecting dust?

Every time I open the casing (tower type) of my computer, I can see a lot of dust inside. The dust is often all over the blades of the fans. As we all know, it is not a good practice to cover the ...
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How to clean crevices of electronics without compressed air?

For cleaning keyboards and other computer components not reachable with a cloth, I generally use a can of compressed air. However, the can is empty. What else can I use that would be a general ...
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How to remove large quantity of dust from electronic/mechanical equipment?

Say for example, I have a computer with many many fans, and which that computer sits on the carpet floor. What is the best way to get dust, hair, bits of trash, maybe even bugs, out of a moving piece ...
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How do I remove dust from fabric lampshades?

Many of my lampshades are made of different types of fabric, which accumulate dust. I've tried wiping them, vacuuming, etc, but I haven't been happy with the results. What can I do?
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