fredley
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How can I keep my cat off my keyboard?
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Place a box near your keyboard that is the right size for the cat to sit in. If possible, place it on something warm. Cats like two things: warmth and security. It likes being on your keyboard ...

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How can I humidify a room without a humidifier?
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Hang out your laundry to line dry in your house rather than putting it in the dryer. This will release a lot of moisture into the air. Depending on how often you wash your clothes, this may be enough. ...

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How do I open a can without a can opener?
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I hope you're not camping without a knife. A sturdy knife can be used to slice the top off. Be careful of the edges! If you don't have a knife or anything else sharp your options are limited. Your ...

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How do I decelerate the ripening of bananas?
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There are a number of things you can do to slow the ripening of bananas: Keep them cool - bananas will ripen less quickly in the fridge Wrap the stems in cling film - this is where most of the ...

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How do I find all the bits of a broken necklace?
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The easiest way to do this is with a vacuum cleaner. Use the hose, but put a thin piece of fabric (such as tights/pantyhose) over the end, fastened with a rubber band. Make sure you adjust the air ...

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How do I open a bottle without a bottle opener?
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Anything hard with an edge can be used to lever the cap off with a tight enough grip on the bottle. Possible things you might have around while camping: A spoon A lighter A knife A rock

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How to rid steelware of metallic taste
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The cutlery at work tastes metallic. Usually you bring your own, but when you forget, you have to use theirs. So just leave your own at work, and wash them after each use. To prevent it from getting ...

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How can I clean a vase that I can't reach inside?
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I use magic balls to clean inside vases and carafes. They work a treat, and you'll never need to replace them. You just tip them in with soapy water, swirl them around, then tip them out onto a towel ...

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How can I remove the smell of spoiled milk from my fridge?
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Clean your fridge. Ideally gradually use up what's in it so it's nearly empty already, then: Turn it off Empty it out Take out all the shelves and drawers Using antibacterial spray, or other cleaning ...

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How can I clean up my Lego collection without breaking everything
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Simply soak your models in a sink of 104ºF/40ºC water with a bit of detergent. You can put in a little bit of mild bleach if you want to disinfect them. You may want to gently scrub them with a ...

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How can I remove the bag from my bin more easily?
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Looks like you've got a pedal bin. Simply hold the bin down with the pedal as you lift out the sack. This should make it much easier to separate the two.

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How can I remove sticky residue left by a vinyl sticker from the back of my iPad?
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Since you are going to apply a new sticker anyway, the best thing to do is just put the new sticker exactly where the old one was, covering the residue.

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