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How do I get broken glass out of my mop?

Today my son knocked over a snow globe and broke it, glass and water everywhere. After I picked up the big pieces of glass and swept up the rest, I had to use my mop to get all the water up, which was ...
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At what part of the toilet should I aim to reduce the pee splashing? [closed]

The question has been closed under the claim that is opinion-based. Please read my comment below explaining why I think it should be reopened. While peeing stand up I wonder where should I aim to ...
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How do I make a lid for this bin?

There's a popular chain of home furniture store, which shall go unnamed, from which I've gotten a couple of bins which look like this: Unfortunately for me, that store doesn't sell lids for these ...
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How to de-acidify room where floor is bleached?

Eager to get my room squeaky clean, I accidently (stupidly) sprayed bleach (the one used to whiten clothes, NaClO I think) all over the marble floor and then sprinkled water (with hand) before ...
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How to prevent plugged-in vacuum cleaner cord from getting tangled?

I'm searching for a lifehack that will help prevent a plugged-in vacuum cleaner cord from getting all tangled up. The vacuum cleaner cannot be easily unplugged, and multiple people use it. The best ...
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How to remove white spots of standing water on the marble tiles?

I've tried a lot of time to clean marble tiles in my home but the tiles didn't get cleaned. How to remove white spots of standing water on the marble tiles?
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How to get rid of Bedbugs?

Is there any natural or other way of getting rid of bedbugs? Is there any kind of chemical with another purpose that also works to kick out the bedbugs that is available in the market? I know that ...
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Free distilled (deionised) water, as a byproduct

My wife needs a CPAP machine for sleep apnea. One of the things her model does is humidify the air. To do this it evaporates about 1 cup (237 mL) of water every night. One is strongly advised to use ...
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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 to make an elderly kitchen sink look better

I have moved into a place that has an elderly black sink in the kitchen. I've cleaned it with Lime Away and Bon Ami, but I've made no progress with some discolored lighter areas that become apparent ...
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What's the best way to avoid slippery (frozen) outdoor stairs

My outdoor stairway has been very slippery this winter. I've regularly removed most of the snow and ice, but the last thin (and almost invisible) layer of ice covering the stone steps has been ...
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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 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 I remove a Daddy Long-Legs egg sac without breaking it open or killing the spiders?

Daddy long legs (Pholcus phalangioides) are fond my bathroom. I can normally coexist with them; they don't disturb me, I don't disturb them, and they're too much of a pain to move when they're on the ...