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How does one efficiently clean-up hair from sink after shaving or trimming beard?

I use an electric beard trimmer so I end up shaving over the sink as well. I line the sink with 2-3 paper towels(try to cover the whole surface area of the sink) and wet them. I shave over the sink ...
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How to keep pee from splattering from the toilet all around the basin and on the floor on old toilets that are really low and have deep water?

The classic method for this is simply to sit down to pee. This virtually eliminates splashing, and any that does occur is trapped below the seat. Only the bowl itself and the seat need to be cleaned; ...
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Changing pants in office bathroom

Well, I had to change few times in public toilets which weren't in a good shape, so came up with a technique. The trick is to not wear the pants while standing, but rather while sitting, with the legs ...
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Changing pants in office bathroom

Stand on your shoes Your first problem is the wet floor. Once you've taken your shoes off, what do you do about that? Answer: stand on the shoes like stepping stones. It takes a bit of balance, but ...
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25 votes

How can I prevent pee from flying off-target?

Just sit down when you have to go!
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How to use the smallest piece of soap for bathing?

For many years, I've opened a new bar when the old one got too small -- and, after washing (with both bars wet) pressed the new bar onto the old one. They'll dry enough after the shower to cement ...
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How can I fix a clogged toilet without calling a plumber?

Use a toilet plunger. That's what it was designed for, and if you use it right, won't splash at all. Most people have one by the toilet, or in a small closet nearby. It's far more effective than using ...
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How to prevent an automatic toilet from flushing while I'm still using it?

This is a severe nuisance for me as well. What I do on such toilets is place a piece of toilet paper over the sensor. Upon exiting the stall I remove the paper.
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How to avoid splash sounds in public toilets?

Avoiding bodily sounds isn't possible, unless you fancy whistling or humming, but putting toilet paper in first will stop the water noises.
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How does one efficiently clean-up hair from sink after shaving or trimming beard?

I have a piece of poster board that I cover my sink with. I have folded the board to rest easy on the faucet, as well as stop any hair from sliding off the paper. The hair is still dry, so it slides ...
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I need to get urine from one toilet to another to flush it, what should I do?

You say the "water is turned off to do some piping work." I assume this just means the water is off to this toilet, and the toilet's drain pipe still connected to the sewer outlet. Is this so? Then ...
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What is the best way to get rid of steam on a mirror?

The fog is because the mirror surface temperature is below the dew point of the air in the room. That leads to two obvious approaches: Increase the mirror surface temperature, that is, get a heated ...
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How can I prevent the water from hitting me while sitting on the toilet?

Put some toilet paper into the bowl before pooing, it will cushion the fall of the poo and stop the splash. Just be aware that if you are doing a large quantity the poo will eventually push the paper ...
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How to remove a urine smell from a bathroom?

Go to your local animal care facility and purchase any enzymatic based urine cleaner for dogs or cats. This works well on human urine stains too.
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How to prevent an automatic toilet from flushing while I'm still using it?

( ( Major Update ) ) At a fundamental level, automatic toilet flushers generally use infrared light as their cue to determine whether or not there is someone currently sitting in front of them. They ...
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How to keep pee from splattering from the toilet all around the basin and on the floor on old toilets that are really low and have deep water?

You've got to slice the Gordian Knot differently. Pee in the sink.
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How can I clear my shower drain without drain cleaner?

Long hair has this nasty habit of tangling up and causing blockages, but not enough of a blockage to completely stop the water flowing through it. It sounds like you've got this type of clog further ...
15 votes

Make suction cups suck

Put a little oil on the suction cup. Oil does not evaporate as quickly as water and also forms a better seal. In the kitchen, you should use an edible oil such as olive or coconut oil.
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How to not forget my phone in the bathroom?

I keep my phone in my front pocket, and don't remove it in the bathroom. Even when I sit. In this position it does not have a danger of falling into the toilet, nor will I forget it when I leave.
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How to not forget my phone in the bathroom?

Remind you with the phone itself in your way Get a small loop, strap, or lanyard which can attach to your phone or otherwise hold it (such as in a small bag). When you enter the stall, hang or clip ...
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How can I fix a clogged toilet without calling a plumber?

A builder friend of mine who services student accommodation passed on this great tip that requires only a readily available and disposable tool - and no gloves: get a garbage bag. Most homes will ...
14 votes

How does one efficiently clean-up hair from sink after shaving or trimming beard?

This is just a guess since I am a female and don't shave my face, but I think it'd work if you put a towel in the sink before you shave, just lay it out on the surface and then shave, the hair will ...
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How can I defog a bathroom mirror?

I once discovered, that a hair dryer entirely removes that fog. Simply point the hair dryer at your mirror and blow hot air out. I usually only defog the top middle of the mirror, so I can make sure ...
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How to get out of the public restroom with clean hands?

After a long journey through time, space, and visiting many public restrooms, I have found what I believe to be the ultimate solution! I enter the restroom I urinate into the toilet if the seat is up....
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How can I prevent pee from flying off-target?

The longer it is the more accurate it will be.
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How to turn water on with soapy hands?

On the water-saving front — before you turn the water on to soap up, pull that center lift rod up to close the drain stopper and save the initial water you use in the sink basin below. Start ...
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Changing pants in office bathroom

Buy a roll of "butcher paper" and keep it at home. Cut a square of paper (about 45 x 45 cm) from the roll each work day, fold it until it fits in your bag and take it to work. In the work ...
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What's the simplest way to put toothpaste back in the tube?

A very good method is to use a syringe that doesn't have a needle like the one below. Image from VampireVape You can suck up the extra toothpaste in the syringe or you can scoop it in after taking ...
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How can I clear my shower drain without drain cleaner?

There are multiple steps that help in this case: Next time, comb your hair before taking a shower. That is especially helpful for people with long hair. This will cause your loose hair to be in the ...
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