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The most effective way to prevent night time emission of semen from wet dreams... Assuming you don't have a partner: Day dreams with manual expression of the fluids. If you have a partner: Ask your partner for assistance. This is a secular answer, some religious groups may not condone this advice. If in doubt discuss with your religious leader. There are ...


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Folded clothes are easier to store, take up less space and generally look nicer when you are ready to wear them. In some cases rolling clothes will allow them to take even less space, but may appear less nice when you go to wear them. If you are washing and drying a lot of clothes, IMHO the easiest thing is to fold (or hang) them as they come out of the ...


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Have you ever heard of a Magic Slate? It's a toy that you can use to make marks which can be "erased" by separating the top layer of plastic from a bottom layer of darker permanent pigment. The material is mounted on a decorative card which can be removed for a more formal appearance. Although it comes with a plastic or wooden stylus, you can use anything ...


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Perhaps the hook in the end of the wire became snagged in the hose interior rather than the sock. Ensure that the wire is free to move in and out smoothly. Try twisting the wire after the sock is snagged as you pull it to clear any obstacle in the air pipe. It is highly unlikely anything could become jammed in a straight tube with a smooth interior. A ...


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I suggest a different approach to covering or tying your hair before going to have it cut.You shouldn't have to go to that extreme. Don't rely on a description to be understood the same way you intend.Doing that is not reliable as you've discovered. I suggest that you use a diagram. A picture is worth a thousand words. - Find an image of the hair style ...


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My hack is to work as a team. It is considerably easier to fold large items like bed sheets, duvet covers, bath towels, curtains and table cloths with one person each end. You hold two corners each, stretch it out, fold in half and shake. Then walk together with arms raised (to keep it off the floor) so that the corners meet. One person grabs them, the other ...


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As well as dividing the problem (my other answer) I also recommend you try "get someone else to do it" - here's how Obtain a piece of cardboard, about 2ft x 2ft. Draw an H on it that is central and about 1ft wide: Cut along the lines indicated in red. Fold along the lines indicated in blue. Your machine is now ready Place a T-shirt face down on ...


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Since this site isn't about the usual ways to do something, my hack is to buy a ready-made tie. The one I used has a different design: no neck band – it just clips over the top of the shirt. Image from Amazon People have been using ready-made bow ties for a long time. Anyone who can actually tie one is thought to be a bit of a genius.


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By far the easiest method to get the ponytail that's your goal is to simply stay away from all barbers for a year or more. "But I'll have shaggy hair over my ears and collar!" There are home trimming tools that cost (in the USA) only about twice as much as a barber haircut (they're often marketed for beards, but they work equally well for head hair). You ...


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When I was a child, I had this problem often. The solution applied in my family was to cut-open the sew concealing the elastic, not more than 1-2 cm (less than 1 inch). Pull the elastic, make a knot. If length is not OK, repeat doing the knot, in another position. Note: If the elastic is really aged, then it is not an elastic anymore, it is a strange rope. ...


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Your sewing skills might not be up to darning the hole up, but you could consider using a fabric glue (possibly heat activated, like hemming web) to bond onto the sock a circle of hard wearing fabric, like denim or leather, the size of your entire heel contact patch (or even the entire foot).. If you don't have any fabric glues to hand then perhaps (judging ...


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You don't :-) Fabric does not get restored once dyed, and the reality is, you're looking at dyeing, effectively. What you can do, if you want to hack it, is get yourself some dyes and dye-grade bleach et cetera and re-dye your shirts until you like them again. Major craft stores have the chemicals. I keep a "vat" in our basement (a galvanized ...


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You dry them like all other laundry - you hang them one by one on a clothesline or rack. Drying laundry in a pile is a very bad idea. Microfiber dries quickly, so unless you try this exercise in a particularly dusty environment, no need to worry. Then, when they are fully dry put them in a closed box for protected storage.


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Don't dry them in the dryer, the rubbing is where almost all the wear comes from over time. Instead, air dry them. I put an air circulating fan pointed at my clothes and they dry fast, like being outside in a breeze. Also, I suggest turning them inside out when washing, just for a little extra protection against wear when cleaning


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In both of the photos you include, notice that there is a "tunnel" through which a second elastic tape or cord can be threaded to use for repair. If the cut is small, no sewing is necessary. You don't need a sewing machine or much technology beyond a needle and thread to accomplish this. Surgeons have been using these for hundreds of years to repair us. If ...


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Some things need folding, and some don't. I don't fold socks or underwear. That saves a lot of time. Things that do need folding can generally be hung up on hangers in closets (presuming you have the space). Here's the hack: Find a way to create a clothes rod that you can move around your home, e.g. carrying a broomstick horizontally. Bring it into your ...


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My simple hack to extend the life of socks with worn-out heels, with the least effort, is to Wear them the other way up. The fabric now at the heel won't have the extra thickness that a heel usually has, and they probably won't go as far up your legs, but you should be able to squeeze a bit more life out of the socks. Another suggestion when you wear just ...


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Hosiery Heel Hole Hack. Stephie asked for pictures; so, while sketching a diagram to illustrate the situation I hit on a no-frills hosiery heel hole hack. Begin by folding the sides of the sock inside itself to form a liner (ankle socklet.) … … Repeat for its mate if necessary. Pull 'em on.


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A more sustainable alternative is using tools specifically made for this task, the clothes brush, which I've always used to remove cat hairs from clothing. These are brushes with patches of a micro-Velcro-like material to which hairs and lint will stick: There are similar utensils called lint removers, but I'm not sure if they are specifically helpful for ...


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Removal is easy. Get you a roll of duct tape, tear off a convenient length say 12" long, and then stick it against the clothing- let it grip for a moment- and then peel it off. The hair will stick well to the tape. You can reuse that same piece of tape many times until it is almost completely covered with hair and loose lint, at which point you throw it ...


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Buy n pajama pants/shorts/preferred type of sleepwear, with n >= number of days between when laundry fits in your schedule. For example, if you do laundry each weekend, make sure you have at least seven pairs, better more. Pick a fresh pair whenever needed. Don’t put the wet pants in the laundry hamper, let them at least dry, or better give them also a ...


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I think Grandpa can't separate the tube from the hose where the orange indicator is because that is not where they come apart. The tubes of cleaners I have/had don't separate just there. I would try to separate the straight aluminium part of the tube in its centre – where the clip is. It looks as if the two straight sections are telescopic. The right hand ...


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The best "hack" I imagine is to bring a water connection and drainage indoors (where you already have electricity). It should be easier and safer, from all points of view. Installing the machine outdoors has more than the problems you mentioned (rain and heat). Dust, moist in the air (rain not needed), fog. The greatest danger actually occurs in ...


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Place the machine on a pallet and cover it with a barbecue large cover or a large mower cover. Keep it off the ground and that will let you get more years and use out of it. Good luck.


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Shopping bags usually have ventilation holes so they are not very waterproof. Plastic sheeting might do, but will soon develop splits and tears. If you can't find a servicable tarpaulin (perhaps one that is no longer useful on a truck), I suggest a way to move the washing machine. My hack to move a washing machine or a cooker easily and simply, is to use a ...


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I suggest a Hack for easier moving as an alternate to a light-weight washing machine cover. Consider moving your heavy washing machine a lot more easily [if a little slower] from storage to the washing space using rollers rather than the bad tyres. You need two planks for either side of a "skid" to make a flat bottom surface.and You need four or five ...


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Pinch one inch of material from the waist, so it's folded over itself, making the waist 1-2" smaller. Then hold it in place with a binder clip. It may work better to fold the material over itself several times before clipping it in place with the binder clip.


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3M makes a spray for this purpose "Scotchgard". It's been around for decades. You'll need to re-apply it every year or so for the water resistance to persist, and especially after laundering. Beware, once your clothes repel water, they will also repel sweat, which may leave your skin wet beneath.


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Hot water is known to denature some allergens. There's special laundry detergent that's designed for allergy sufferers. It will neutralize the allergens either using chemicals or enzymes. Finally if you want to try the natural route, try using a cup of vinegar and hot water combination. The comb should have a denaturing effect as well.


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Stay Cool… Treat your blue denim as you would delicate fabrics when laundering to preserve the deep (blue/black/red/?) colour and crisp feel. Here are a few points to keep in mind: Choose the "delicate" setting on the washer if there is one. Avoid hot water and strong detergent which works to thin the cotton fibres. Avoid hot air temperatures when drying ...


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