Joachin Joseph
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How do I keep the buttons of my clothes from unraveling/fraying?
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1. Nail polish Apply a coat of clear transparent nail polish on the holes inside the button. This will seal the threads once it is set. Cut off any loose strands of threads before applying. 2. ...

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How to quickly warm up a toilet seat
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8 votes

I assume both warming up and insulating the toilet seat from the skin will give the same comfort. 1. Socks Place socks on either side of the toilet seat. This will prevent the direct contact of ...

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How can I amplify the speakers of my iPhone?
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Cut a slit in the middle of a cardboard roll e.g. aluminium foil. Insert a cup or funnel on either end of the roll, as shown below: We can even rotate the cup to amplify in a particular direction.

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How do I clean gold and silver ornaments?
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Seltzer water(carbonated water) Put your ornaments into seltzer water for around 5-10 mins and brush them. Ex club soda or coke House hold dish wash soaps Soak the ornaments in warm water for 5 mins ...

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How can I tell if an egg has gone bad without cracking it open?
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Source Through this method, the approximate age of the eggs can be found. So We can be able to know how long can we keep and which egg to use first.

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How to stop graphite from smudging in a notebook?
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Fixatives are the best. Try them on the sample sketch and also you need to know how much to apply. Keep a trace paper on each page of your book. Use sellotape to stick the top border with paper so as ...

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How to Get Rid of Smell in a Refrigerator?
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4 votes

Activated charcoal works better than baking soda. This is the experiment done to find the efficiency of activated charcoal vs Baking soda. Similar to charcoal, activated carbon also helps to absorb ...

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What is the best way to open letter envelopes?
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Method 1 - Freezing Put all the envelopes on freezer for two hours. It freezes the adhesive and a slight flip on the envelope flap with a knife will help. You can put inside a plastic cover before ...

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How do I remove postal stamps neatly from envelopes?
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METHOD 1 - Microwave Place couple of drops of water on the stamp along with the envelope and heat it with microwave for 30-45 secs. Stamp will come off from its paper. Do not overheat the it as the ...

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How do I remove hairs from a caster wheel on a roller chair?
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14 votes

Turn the chair upside down on a desk or on the floor. Use small scrub or tooth brush or mascara brush/wand, and clean the caster with soap water or alcohol. This will remove dusts and keep only hairs ...

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How can I keep cables from falling off of desks when unplugged?
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61 votes

Using Binder Clips: Using Paper Clip: Using toilet paper roll: Some cables are one time use and may be does't required to be plugged in always. In these cases we can remove from the socket and ...

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Any hacks for peeling garlic?
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Smash the garlic with a bowl Put it into a container, close the lid and shake them well. Take out the garlic skins from the garlic easily. source

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How to quickly remove stains made of semen from clothes
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Level 1: Soak in cold water for an hour and rub it. It will loosen the stain on the fabric. Then agitate with detergent soap /liquid on that area, rinse with cold water and dry in shadow. Level 2: If ...

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How do I separate 2 drinking glasses that are stuck?
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Method 1: Modification on what you have tried. Instead of pouring ice water, Use ice cubes or crushed ice on the top glass. Make sure entire glass is filled up. Also use candle or cigarette lighter ...

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Tricks for opening very tight jars
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You can easily open tight jars lid with duct tape. DYI . I have personally tested and worked in first attempt itself. TIP: Place the jar on flat surface and hold if it contains liquid. Here are ...

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How to keep sticky foods from sticking to measuring cups?
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Better to use stainless steel or TEFLON coated measuring cups, instead of plastic. Traditional Method: Butter, Ghee, shortenings or oil rubbed inside the cup. Drawbacks: This will change the taste ...

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How can I charge a single rechargeable battery?
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If you have one battery less for charging to use battery pair charger, Use a metal screw as a replacement. It is a good conductor.

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How to seal the plastic bags airtight after opening without using rubber band?
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Used plastic bottle which has lid will help to keep the plastic bag sealed and works as a container. This will seal the bags which has liquid also if used properly. Cut the bottle above the body and ...

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How to get mice out of the ceiling
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I am not sure if it is OK for you to kill or trap the mice with easy hacks. Method 1: Bait Trap : There are many easy & cheap mouse traps available on markets. Place the food for attracting it ...

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How to quickly cool off a room without a fan?
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Keeping cool: Main reason of feeling warm is not with the heat but with humidity. Keep a cold water bowl, may be flower pool in your room where air circulates. Also your pour the ice water in a tray ...

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How to make a NEW fountain pen write smoother?
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The image you have shown is "Hero Pen" widely used in south asia. I have used these for years. These pen's nibs are not removable from holders (It is permanent aka hooded nibs). Smoothness of the nib ...

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How can I reduce the chlorine smell on my skin after swimming?
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12 votes

Chlorine smell is due to the chlorine and chloramines layered on the skin after using the pool. So removing the chlorine and chloramines contents are the solution to remove this smell. As soon as you ...

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De-pill the clothes?
11 votes

Some possible hacks: Sellotape: Stick sellotape against the pilled fabric and peel it off. Combing: Use fine distant comb to remove the pills. Razor: Use ready made razor and remove the pills just ...

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What is the easiest way to put on a bracelet ('S-hook') pin with one hand without anyone help?
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7 votes

Using sellotape You can stick the base end of the bracelet to your wrist with a sellotape, so that it will not move and helps you to link the other end faster. Use paper clip You can also use ...

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Easiest way to remove adhesive from shirts?
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I understand adhesives you have mentioned here are mild like labels, tapes, Glues & stickers not the harder epoxy resins or wax glue. So I answer here only for mild adhesives. Mild adhesives can ...

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How can I accelerate the ripening of bananas?
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Method 1 : Placing them in warm area Place and cover the bananas inside packet or bowl of rice. Or Expose the bananas to sunlight. Method 2 : Exposing to ethylene gas Place them in oven with ...

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Removing blood from colored clothes
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Using lemon juice and salt on thick cloths It is a slower method and effective on regular dresses but not on hard materials like carpets. Soak the cloth on the cold water for few mins. Immediately ...

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