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How can I avoid hurting my fingers when using a hammer
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You can use a piece of cardboard to hold the nail. There are some variation in this method: make a hole and put the nail inside, you can tear the cardboard when the nail is embedded enough make a cut ...

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How to find a hole in a bicycle tire tube quickly
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Use soapy water if you don't have where to submerge the tire: Take soap and some water and make soapy water solution (liquid soap dissolves faster) Start to apply soapy water on the tire with your ...

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How can I humidify a room without a humidifier?
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You can put many houseplants in the room, they will increase the humidity naturally. Take some pots with plants which have big leaves. Some examples: Fern Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily) Additional ...

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How to clean crevices of electronics without compressed air?
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Here are some methods for keyboard I use: turn it upside down and shake it use cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol (one of these sticks for cleaning ears) use something sharp and wrap it with a ...

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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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This is how I do it: Get a knife and cut thin slices of butter. Lay the butter slices on the bread, if the air in the room is warm the butter will become more soft for several minutes If the air in ...

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I'm walking in a busy street, then my flip flop suddenly breaks, what to do now?
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I have seen my girlfriend fixing this problem with hair elastics which she is always carrying on her hair or in the bag. Put this elastic around your foot and under the flip-flop

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How to walk through deep snow at a faster pace and keep feet/legs dry as possible?
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You can make snow gaiters out of some household materials. Take some plastic wrap (the thin transparant material typically used for sealing food items in containers to keep them fresh over a longer ...

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How do I stop/discourage people from stealing from my car?
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You can choose one of these: light with sensor which swithces on when somebody comes near the car fake camera with a sign near the car real camera with a sign near the car (in my country if there is ...

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What are the effective ways to repel mosquitoes without using commercial products?
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1. There are some natural etheric/essential oils which have mosquito-repelling power. I know about: lavender oil citronella oil lemon eucalyptus oil soybean oil The same fragrances may be in the ...

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How to naturally keep bugs away?
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You better find a mosquito net which has really tiny holes. I use such a net and have no problems with bugs. You can also put isolation band on the doors so that all the tiny holes on doors and ...

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How to get rid of carpet indents
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You have to wash the carpet. It will soak with water and will return its shape. You can do it in the bathroom with shower or outside with the appliance used for cleaning cars with water under ...

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How to remove wrinkles from a crumpled piece of paper?
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You can iron it with not very hot iron (not to burn the paper). Another trick is to put it under some heavy books for several days.

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How to keep a mug on the desk warm?
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You can use something to cover the cup. This way it will decrease losses from evaporation. Technically you can do some other thing but I don't know how suitable these are: wrap the cup in aluminium ...

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How can I better clean headphones that sit inside the ear?
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You can use isopropyl alcohol (known as rubbing alcohol) or the sprays for cleaning LCD diplays. Put very small amount of this liquid on a cotton pad (usually used for medical or cosmetic purposes). ...

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How to harden finished papercraft?
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You could add layers of more paper over the current one. For this you can use mixture of white glue and water. For paper layers you can use toilet paper or kitchen paper. Other kind of paper can be ...

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How to remove a postage stamp from an envelope?
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Cut the envelope around the stamp and then apply some liquid (water, adhesive remover or other) on the back of the envelope where the stamp is attached. let it soak for several seconds to make the ...

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How to shoot a video underwater using your smart phone?
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You can try to put the phone inside a non-lubricated condom. You should search for one which is made of more transparent material. Put the condom over the phone and tie the end, put some glue on the ...

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How to stop rim of water bottle becoming smelly?
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The smell may appear as a result of bacteria living in your mouth and if you don't wash the bottle bacteria breed on the bottle. If this is a normal bottle do not drink directly from it, pour the ...

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How to avoid pigeons eating my dog's food and pooping my car / front yard?
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You can feed your dog in a cage made of metal net and a roof. It may have a door for the dog. This door can be like the ones which are like small door on home doors. I think they call them dog door ...

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How to reduce Dust in an appartment - use sticky tape?
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I have made a research about dust at home, because it is a reason for alergic reactions. And here is what I've found: Common sources of dust: clothes, blankets, and other fabric which releases tiny ...

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What is the best way to re-dry already seasoned firewood
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The moisture from your car is probably too little and it can't affect the wood. You have to check if the roof is leaking water or the floor is wet. If the floor is wet then water may be coming from ...

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How to dry out a wet backpack
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For all (backpack, shoes, jacket) I use electric fan which blows warm air at them and highly decreases the time for drying. It is something like a heater with fan and I set it to lowest temperature. ...

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How to improve mobile phone signal?
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The most simple method is to go to a place with better signal. Go on a balcony or near to the window. Usually the signal outside is stronger. There is higher attenuation in the buildings. When talking ...

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How to keep bread fresher for longer
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I keep the bread wrapped in a plastic bag and put it in the fridge (not in the freezer). This way it lasts 2 or 3 days more than if it stays in room temperature. If you don't need it to be soft you ...

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How can I clear my shower drain without drain cleaner?
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The best for me is the rubber plunger, but when I don't have it I use a long piece of thick wire to clean the drain as much as I can. After that I pour very hot water to dissolve any soap or other ...

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How can I make my shoes less slippery?
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I sometimes use hair spray which I apply on the sole several times and waiting for 1-2 minutes between each spaying to let the hairspray become dry. This improves the friction, but unfortunately has ...

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Cleaning bathroom exhaust/ventilator
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Take a ladder, go up and use a toothbrush. Rub for some time and then rub with wet sponge. Do this until you clean it from the outside as much as you can and then use a vacuum cleaner. I don't see ...

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How can I stop my mascara smudging?
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It may be caused by oily eyelids - naturally oily or due to use of eye cream. Some girls put a small amount of translucent powder. Powder keep the eyelid dry for a longer time. But don't put too much ...

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Easiest way to remove blackheads
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You can use mask from products you have at home to exfoliate your skin. There are different variants: cinnamon and honey egg-white oatmeal and yogurt clay mask (medical clay) And you have to hydrate ...

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How do I make my room or even an apartment warmer/cozier?
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Let the sun in during the day, without opening windows. You need as much sun light as possible. Clean the windows, remove the curtains and blinds. The sun will warm the floor and walls and they will ...

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