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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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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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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 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 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 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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How can I prevent the water from hitting me while sitting on the toilet?

Turn sideways on the toilet, move forwards or sit off-center so that you poop on the porcelain part of the bowl instead of dropping poop directly into the water. This does of course exchange one ...
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How to not forget my phone in the bathroom?

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 ...
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How to not forget my phone in the bathroom?

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 ...
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How to stick slivers of soap together to form a large bar of soap

For what it's worth, here's what I've been doing successfully for the past several years. Take your slivers and put them thru a salad shooter or grater to make flakes. Cut the bottom 2 inches out of ...
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How to stick slivers of soap together to form a large bar of soap

Some types of soap are more malleable than others. One method is to soak them and press them together with your bare hands. For harder types of soap, let the soap sit on a damp washcloth or sponge for ...
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How to remove the spots on my mirror

It looks like it is scale, which is build up chalk. As with all scale, vinegar and lemon juice, among other things, will get rid of it. Best option might be cleaning strength vinegar but all ...
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Throwing a party when the bathroom door can't be properly closed

If your door opens to the inside: Go to your local big-box or home store and pick up a flip door lock (aka flip-action lock) and install it just above the doorknob. It costs less than US$5.00 and can ...
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Magnet in shower: How to protect against rust

Waterproofing (rust-proofing) magnets is a common application in aquarium environments where you want to attach various fixtures to a glass/acrylic fish tank with a pair of magnets. You can actually ...
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Changing pants in office bathroom

Put something disposable on the floor, like newspapers. Or get something like a camping or yoga mat cut in half (but be sure which is the clean side and which is the dirty one). You might need to ...
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Changing pants in office bathroom

Dirty floor? One cardboard box, killed, laid flat on the floor. It will present a suitably large surface, is sufficiently waterabsorbing to not get soaking wet immediately, and can be disposed easily. ...
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How to make cleaning the bathroom faster or more enjoyable?

The easiest way? Don't let your bathroom get really dirty. Incorporate cleaning the parts that get dirty quickly into your daily routine, buy don't go in there to "clean", clean while you are there ...
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How to dry wet towels in a small bathroom?

Use a temporary towel dowel. After you use the towel, hang it from the end of a wood dowel with the centre balanced on the shower stall door and the opposite end against the ceiling of the shower ...
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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?

My hack is not to pee into the toilet bowl but into a plastic jug, which you can then pour into the bowl from a low height. Rinse and repeat.
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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?

Of course, not forgetting that this is lifehacks after all, I vote you consider some gadgetry: Get a funnel, a length of hose, some good quality self adhesive sticky pad cable tie base pads and a ...
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Shower head vertical on holder. What to do?

Perhaps you can reposition the head, and its spray direction, by rotating the hose clamp by 90° (shower head is now horizontal) sliding the clamp further up the support (shower head is higher) ...
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How can I clean a textured bathtub?

I realized that I was getting the bathtub and shower with textured floor clean, cause you could see an obvious difference while scrubbing. I would proceed to rinse them. And one day it hit me.... The ...
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How can I prevent pee from flying off-target?

If you're uncircumcised, make sure to pull your foreskin back. Doing so can improve your aim dramatically and should get you on target!
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What's the best way to prevent water from collecting underneath a soap bar?

You can try putting a sponge in the soap dish and placing the soap on the sponge. The sponge performs 2 functions: it raises the soap above any collected water and it absorbs water from the soap.
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How to effectively prevent the shower curtain from snuggling?

Magnetic shower curtains were invented to solve this problem. Search: Magnetic Shower Curtain Small magnets embedded along the bottom edge of the shower curtain affix it to the metal tub when the ...
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