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Get a sturdy tray with a rim. I would recommend a model that can be cleaned easily (e.g. plastic) and is rather sturdy, so that it doesn’t warp or bend when it’s lifted up or set on the bed. That will give you basically a “table without legs”, or a solid surface on which you can place lots of different things that are prone to spilling, rolling away or ...


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Forget all of the above! Use a G*U*M dental pick. It has a very slender probe which fits easily into the tiny back corners, even a little under the contacts. The soft probe has little bristles that drag all the crud right out. No worry about breaking anything as with a steel pin. No breaking off or too fat or shredding. No elaborate prep. You can use ...


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I'm sorry to say I don't think there's a hack solution for this. Unfortunately, you washed it without removing the down debris first, because it's likely a sticky roller would have got most of it off prior to washing. Now, though, it looks as though the bits of down have worked their way into the weave of the fabric during the wash - were this mine, and ...


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In respect of your kettle, there are a couple of relatively minor reasons to remove the limescale periodically, but neither is to do with your health. One is that, over time, furring up with limescale will lengthen the time the water takes to boil by a few seconds, costing you a bit more in electricity over a year; the second is the fact that some of the ...


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I'd suggest a fabric shaver (aka: clothes defuzzer). It's designed to remove lint and fuzz from clothes without damaging the fabric. It'll likely remove the slightly larger fibers as well. Doing a quick online search, there seems to be a wide variety of them as well as a wide variety of retailers having them available. Random image from the internet for ...


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Buying a Hepa filter is an option, but they are expensive and noisy. The real life hack would be to take a 20x25 inch Merv 8+ furnace filter and fit it into a cardboard box. Then use a computer case fan to draw air through it constantly and filter the dust in the room. This is what I'm doing now and it really is an effective solution. Unlike Hepa filters, ...


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Seems to me like most any fabric wont let go of things like this if you wash it. I can't comment, so I'll ask here instead. Does you vacuum have a rug or preferably curtain setting? It will help suction and not create a vacuum. A nail brush or similar brushes might do the trick. I haven't tried this on down, but my next suggestion works on animal hair ...


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Lay the jacket flat. Unreel a length of sticky tape (standard clear tape, not any kind of heavy duty or overly sticky tape that will leave glue on the jacket). Holding one end in each hand, dab the sticky side of tape across the jacket. It will pick up the lint. Repeat with a fresh length of sticky tape as necessary.


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Although Stephie's answer about the bed tray (or bed table) is probably the best answer, I also want to suggest a very inexpensive lifehack. If you have plastic trash bags, you can lay one out underneath your food before eating. It is much bigger than paper or butter paper, and liquids will not penetrate it. Also, plastic trash bags are very inexpensive, can ...


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