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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 as best I can although hairs inevitably get elsewhere. After I'm done I throw away the paper towels(along with most of the hair), and then take a wet paper towel ...


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Just sit down when you have to go!


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If I'm sitting down to pee, I put the phone inside my pants. Perhaps crude for some people, but I don't forget it and i can use it without dropping it, too.


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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 a brush, and much less messy.


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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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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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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 the solution is really easy - you can do a "manual flush." Just take a bucket of water and pour it into the toilet. It will flush on its own if you put about 8 L ...


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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 together, and then the old bar and the new will handle as one bar. No waste, no residue, no special handling needed.


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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 mirror. Decrease the dew point (humidity) of the air in the room. For example, if its a bathroom mirror, turn on the bathroom exhaust fan during your shower. ...


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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 down, I had a similar situation where the drain was clogging up no matter how much hair I removed from the plug hole. Most shower drains come with a mechanism to ...


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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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( ( 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 don't just see ambient infrared light, however; instead, they shine an infrared LED at you to ensure that there is always plenty of "illumination" for their ...


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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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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 the phone/bag onto the lock, handle, or knob that you must use to exit. Forget phone. Exit restroom. Whoa, what's that thing on the door handle? Oh yeah, my ...


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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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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 fall on the towel and you can still use the tap. Afterwards you can just fold the towel and put it in the laundry.


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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 my face is still as sexy as I remember it to be. ;)


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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 have one, often in the bathroom. Check it has no manufactured perforations push one arm down to the bottom of the bag and hold the rim of the bag with the other ...


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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 right into the trash when I'm done ( or I put it outside for birdies to make nests out of ). There are always a few hairs that manage to get on the sink, but ...


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The longer it is the more accurate it will be.


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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 soaping up your hands (leave the fingers so you can operate the faucet). Now turn the water off and wash as normal. When you've washed your face, start rinsing ...


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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. If the seat is down I grab a paper towel from the dispenser, lift the seat up with the paper towel protecting my hand from touching the seat, and then toss ...


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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 off the top. You may have to wet the toothpaste so it is softer and easier to bend (try not to get any water in the syringe as that will contaminate the rest of ...


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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 brush instead of the drain and thus reduce clogging. When the clogging starts, stop adding water ASAP and then try to remove everything from the drain that you ...


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My wife came up with a brilliant solution that worked instantly: Using a piece of waterproof tape, she stuck a length of cotton to the shower head that reaches down to floor level. Instead of drips, the water droplets run silently down the thread. Apparently she got the idea from a James Bond film...


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My last answer was removed; apparently folks thought I was joking. So I'll drop the levity... If you don't want to look like a "freak" (your word), then you want to be very careful about what you use to remove hair from your face. The skin on your face is extremely sensitive; while you can easily use many different tools and techniques to remove ...


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I'm going to take this in two parts. How do I avoid farting noises? This might sound weird, but there is a way to do this. Farts come out when the pressure builds up, then releases all at once. So do something to release it while it builds up. For me, taking a piece of toilet paper and pressing somewhere near the hole allows me to silently pass gas while ...


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Place the phone somewhere where you have to see it on your way out. One such place is the door handle of the cubicle / toilet. If there's an old-fashioned handle there, you can carefully lay the phone on top. Now it's impossible to forget your phone. But not all toilets are build that way. You can: Lay the phone on top of the toilet paper dispenser (if ...


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When traveling, such as on a plane or train, I take my phone with me in case I have to wait for the bathroom. When I go into the bathroom I tuck the phone into my bra strap. Oh, you're not wearing a bra? Well perhaps you have a shirt pocket. Or you can put it under your arm if you're using both hands for whatever you're doing. Or hold it in one hand and ...


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If you have one available you can use a blow-dryer. It's a clever, simple solution to a common problem. Pretty neat!


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