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Keep that fungus smell out of your home this monsoon

First of all, if humidity is a recurrent problem, you might want to consider investing in a dehumidifier, some might seem costly but they are really worth it, I bought one for 75 dollars for my ...
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What's the cheapest way to wash a car in the rain?

Once dirt has attached itself to the car's surfaces, rain often isn't enough to dislodge it. You need soap of some sort. This will attract the dirt particles and encapsulate them so you can rinse them ...
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Rain Jacket losing waterproof ability

To increase the longevity of the water resistance, avoid using fabric softener in the wash or the drier with the item. I got that tip from an insider at lululemon.
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Detect whether inside of house froze

If it was only once, and only for a "couple of hours", you probably did not reach freezing temperatures. Especially if you did not let any windows open. You can search for any glass-made bottle of ...
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Secure weather stripping against cat

Your pet is doing what works. You do the same thing. We all do. Many would want to find as simple a solution as you have to help their pet find a workable 'door bell.' Your issue is that you need to ...
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Detect whether inside of house froze

The reliable and accurate way to keep a record of the minimum (or maximum) ambient temperature for any time is by using a recording thermometer. There are several different makes and models. Some ...
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Rain Jacket losing waterproof ability

If you have a waterproof jacket with a membrane like gore-tex. there is nothing you can do. If it´s puntured you can seal those but when the waterproof membrane is damaged over a large area or ...
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How to protect a car from hail?

They sell padded car covers which are specifically marketed for "hail protection". Product Search: Padded Car Cover But if you need something in a pinch, you can adapt your winter tarp for that ...
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How can I stop my skin from peeling?

Try using some aloe vera or lotion that has aloe vera in it. It has a cooling effect that will reduce inflammation and slow the peeling.
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Secure weather stripping against cat

The "secure weather stripping" itself is a shopping question, but one hack could be to add another cover strip that the cat cannot tear. How do you know the cat is "asking to come in&...
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Secure weather stripping against cat

At this moment, the cat out-smarts you. It is the time for you to take revenge :) so she's forced to meow or learn a cat chime That is your solution. Stop reacting in any way when the cat uses the ...
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How can I keep placards dry when demonstrating in the rain?

You could wear rain gear to protect yourself and warm clothes underneath. For the poster board you can try a clear acrylic spray paint or even get large sheets of thermal laminate to cover your poster ...
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How to start fire with wet fire wood after it has been raining or snowing

Fire from wet log This was actually one of the summer camp challenges in outdoor organisation I was at kid. It was called fire from a wet log. You were supposed to start a fire using only: knife axe ...
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How to deodorize the bad odour in footwear due to wetness?

To deodorize sneakers and tennis shoes, an easy solutions to eliminate odor is to wash them in a laundry machine with detergent, cold water and no spin cycle. Before washing, separate the shoe laces ...
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How to deodorize the bad odour in footwear due to wetness?

put socks filled with rice in them when not in use, the rice will absorb the moisture. you can occasionally put the rice socks into a coolish oven to pull some of the moisture out of them so they can ...
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What's the cheapest way to wash a car in the rain?

I found that the best way to wash a car for nearly free nearly anywhere is the following set of steps: Wait until it starts raining and the car gets wet. Ensure it'll still be raining for a while. ...
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How to avoid water condensation on window frames on cold days?

Many variables to consider here. How much humidity is in the air, how good is the isolation of walls and windows? In winter modern housing is usually isolated so good that heating makes the air too ...
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How to hold an umbrella to cover two people?

Generally, you want the umbrella to point in the direction where the rain is coming from, so you make use of most of the surface your umbrella can cover. Then the two people should stick as close ...
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Detect whether inside of house froze

If you expect the weather to turn cold, you can leave a plant (specially bought for it) in the room(s) you want to be sure about. It has to be a kind of plant that can not stand any frost. When the ...
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Rain Jacket losing waterproof ability

I usually spray down my jackets with outdoor Scotch Guard after they start absorbing water and I do not have any problems repelling water for many wash cycles thereafter. I have used the regular stuff ...
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What's the cheapest way to wash a car in the rain?

Don't do anything. Rain isn't clean. It has dissolved dust inside each drop. When the rain dries, that dust will be left on the car, in the form of water spots. You can scrub your car all you want, ...
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Prevent headache due to heat

Additionally to the pressure points indicated by @AlejandroVicaria, I find it useful to massage the points / areas highlighted in the picture below. In my case, I get headaches in case of air drafts (...
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Bad smell in shoes is very intense even with short period of wetness

I was successful in removing odor from winter boots using baking soda. I just put the dust inside, and wore them normally. The small drawback is that the socks might get whitey - the soda getting ...
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Secure weather stripping against cat

Divide and conquer your issue I encourage you to replace the weatherstripping where and when it becomes tattered—not the whole length. It doesn't seem to need excessive maintenance for an effective ...
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What are hacks to make windows more insulated?

When I lived in a cold and draughty apartment, we put sheets of polythene across the windows. The windows had wood frames. First we put up the polythene (on the inside) and secured it with drawing ...
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Prevent headache due to heat

I have much the same problem. Of course, follow the advice to get a medical checkup, but here are some things that help me: I realized at some point that the headache trigger for me is not just heat, ...
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What's the cheapest way to wash a car in the rain?

I will always suggest to keep thin cloth/fabric made from cotton or wool in car.While your car is still wet just put on the cloth totaly flat and pull over it slowly by your side. Water drops will be ...
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How to hold an umbrella to cover two people?

It's a good question. While using an umbrella, the portion that you can save out of the rain is as highlighted below: In order to get both of them equally dry, you should keep going side to side as ...
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