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How can I work around to high doorway thresholds to get a robot vacuum to get access to more rooms?
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Two methods: By placing a ramp (which reaches the height of the doorway threshold) By placing a doormat (of height 2 cm or less which falls in the range of Xiaomi robot vacuum) Method 1 - Ramp ...

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How can I black out a bright bedroom at night?
10 votes

Sleep mask Yes, sleep mask is best (economic and effective). Canopy If you find sleeping mask uncomfortable, try to build a canopy (DIY will be economic) as seen in below image. DIY cost may ...

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How to remove dust from tiny holes in mobile device?
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Use a soft toothbrush thin enough to get inside the holes marked followed by a vacuum pipe sucking all the dust out of those tiny holes. Soft toothbrush will disturb the dust and break the binding or ...

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Giving the right Christmas Gift without asking what they want
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A gift or a present is an item given to someone without the expectation of payment or return. An item is not a gift, if that item, itself, is already owned by the one to whom it is given. Key is to ...

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How to clean floor if there is cooking-oil spilled on it?
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Cheaper and most used approach: Take all the excess oil from the floor to a vessel using a paper-napkin or spoon. Spread flour (available in each kitchen) on the oily part. Rub the flour on the oily ...

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How to stop biting my nails?
3 votes

One needs to control himself on this. Best way to control - keep your mind focused on "I don't bite my nails" Keep reminding yourself this statement. You can even post it on your bedroom wall, desk, ...

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How can I keep take-away fries crispy longer?
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3 votes

The key is to keep the fries away from moisture. Factor - The fry must stay crisp and tasty for at least as long as it takes to eat a full serving. Fries that comes straight out of the fryer are ...

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How to remove foot stink?
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As you clean your feet during each bath, I suspect footwear to be initial culprit of stink or bad smell as we say. There are bacteria residing on our footwear which contributes to bad smell unless ...

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How to use the smallest piece of soap for bathing?
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Use a onion bag (nylon vegetable mesh produce bag) to put the soap into it and tie a knot off the bag. It will have longer functional use of soap. Source Put a Bottle cap onto the soap when you ...

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How to remove gum from clothing while traveling?
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Both methods have worked for me. Freezing the gum: As this situation happens during travel, keeping the garment in a freezer is not feasible. However, rubbing ice to the garment area (where gum is ...

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Removing rubber earbuds
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Please try the methods below and in this order: Method 1: Most of the time, it will work best to get a fingernail behind the sleeve and pull the sleeve off the stem. "Walk" the sleeve off the stem by ...

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How to flatten a poster that was rolled up?
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In addition to "Reverse Rolling", after reverse roll, keeping the poster between two flat surfaces (top surface heavier in weight recommended) will help maintain the straight posture of the poster. ...

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How to remove oil without soap while washing?
1 votes

Paper towel - this will absorb oil 95% Flour - Spread flour inside lunch box and rub the flour around the surface. This is best solution as it absorbs most of the oil. Based on my experience, I would ...

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How can I eat salad without making a mess?
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Always take 10% food less on plate than it's capacity. Plate - In case of salads, salads are often loose. Put each item on your plate so that when you apply dressing/spices/toppings they are ...

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How to turn on the motion sensor controlled light when you're in the toilet?
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The sensors used have a range of x meters. One have to be in that range to interrupt the sensor which will in turn trigger the light/s. Best approach - look out for sensor and judge the range. If ...

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How can I clean sticky juice off my hands when outside?
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Use of gloves will keep your skin off from contact of juicy liquid of fruits.

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How can I prevent the flame of a matchstick going out as I light a barbecue?
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1) Slicing the match stick Slice the match stick surface in thin slices just about the tip of match stick. 10-15 slices gives best result 2) layman's method Surround the fire such that it blocks ...

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How can I sleep on my back instead of my side or stomach?
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I have been facing this problem since childhood. I always wanted to sleep on my back instead of side or stomach. The pillow approach is also useful. This approach worked for me and may or may not ...

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How to stop throwing blankets off myself while sleeping?
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Apart from all answers above, Tryout- I would get an extra size blanket or comforter as it will reduce the frequency/probability of blanket/comforter being thrown off. Considerable - Pitch in the ...

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How do I remove the chewing gum stuck in my shoe?
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A chewing/bubble gum is always a mess when it sticks to an object (shoe, cloth, etc) My answer will add two ways after freezing and ice cubes: 1. Freezer Put the shoe in a plastic bag. Wrap the bag ...

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How can I get food unstuck from my teeth while at work?
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Following are some ideas that I have seen people do when they don't have dental floss or toothpick: 1) Use visiting card (Material - Non Tearable PET) which have 260 gsm thickness. (Thin enough to ...

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How to quickly cure hiccups
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This is my grandma's solution to stop hiccups and for me it has worked all the time. Solution is simple: Drink small sip of water 7 times back to back. Hope this helps. Do try and remember to ...

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How do I apply cold solid spreads (butter/cheese) evenly on breads/sandwiches in a short time?
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To soften butter, microwave, [This method works best for softening butter to use as a spread.] place the butter in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on 30 percent power (defrost) for 15 ...

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