M.Mat
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How can I extricate ginger minced in my blender to use it, without anything touching its blades?
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The bottom of the blender where the blades are, unscrews. Simply unscrew it, separate the rubber washer, the blades from the screw-on base, and wash carefully with dish soap and a toothbrush to get ...

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How to use the spare and wasted tooth brushes?
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I use old toothbrushes for cleaning multiple surfaces in multiple ways. For grout: I drill a small hole in the center of the head, push a small bolt through, add nut, tighten, cut off the toothbrush ...

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I have boot marks on my legs that won't go away
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Sounds like your boots don't fit quite right--which can be a problem with uniform boots.Check AAFES and see if there are any other boots (in regs) that are wider at the top of the boot. Women's calves ...

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How To Keep Sleep Mask On While Sleeping
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As I see it, the issue is the mask has only a single strap. I would add an additional elastic strap to go over the top of your head to provide additional stability. Much the same way as a surgical or ...

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How can I wear my headset and glasses in a way that doesn't hurt?
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If you have other glasses, this may be your solution: Remove the screws from both temples and set aside. Using the hinge on the glasses as an anchor, replace temples with elastic cord cut-to-size to ...

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Fixing burned carpet
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The best you can hope for without replacing that section of carpet (which is possible), get some angled sewing scissors. You May be able to find them at a fabric store, or online for less. Link ...

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Jury-rig a walker for outdoor activity that might involve reaching
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It's great he wants to be active and you're helping him get there. One thing "outside the box" which is unrelated to the walker but crucial: Part of his instability is certainly a deconditioning ...

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Cheapest way to enhance soundproofing for an apartment door?
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To Stan’s answer, I would simple add: You could also use an area carpet. Check Craig’sList —people give away these rugs all the time. You can find gently used ones and even new rugs for free. A ...

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How to get dried blood out of carpet
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I have had success without changing the color of the carpet, using oxyclean mixed with a few drops of carpet shampoo in a solution. I mix one scoop into a spray bottle filled with very warm water. ...

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Protecting Protruding watch glass
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Some manufacturers make protectors for their watches. There are also some after-market protectors as well. Do internet research, after contacting the manufacturer of your watch to inquire if they ...

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What is the best way to clean this pair of sneakers soaked in muddy water before?
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Easy. Remove the insert and wash separately in a washing machine (with rags or jeans, items not sensitive). Since you have removed the loose dirt, take the shoes and place them in a bucket or basin ...

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System for splitting costs on shared items and household goods with roommates
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This was my solution when I was in a shared household: We had a contract.This contract was required to move in, as important as the lease agreement. I was the leaseholder on a large 4 bedroom flat. ...

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New-bought cushion not washable?
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Hand wash this pillow in the kitchen sink using Woolite or another liquid laundry detergent for use on “delicates.” There are a number of products marketed for use on infant clothing which would work ...

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How to dismantle/repair a broken umbrella
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In English, the 'arms' of your umbrella are called "spokes." I found this at instructables To remove the fastener on the spoke, there are a number of methods. Because these fasteners are small, ...

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How can I use my laptop, while lying in bed, without it touching my body?
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Laptop fans are great, but I find they OFTEN fail after only a few weeks. They are generally cheaply made and simply don't last. My solution to this has been manifold. Depending on the ambient ...

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How to keep a vertical row of multiple soap bars vertically instead of typical horizontal one-soap dish?
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I would use a paper spike like this: Install soaps in reverse use order using sharpened spindle, at center of cake, to bore through gently, each soap. To use soaps, remove all soaps, place on dry ...

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Any hacks for zipper that keeps falling down?
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I used a small split s-ring through the zipper pull and attached it over the button. Easy to grab, doesn't show, works great.

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Any idea how to remove this build-up from glass shower door?
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I have THE answer. For many years, I had a business restoring and renovating bathrooms. In my trade, I used a number of professional products yet NONE have compared to this product for removing lime, ...

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How to transport single servings of powdered drink mixes
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Good suggestions all. As a backpacker, I carry Gatorade mix for use with water that I filter. I also make up individual packets of instant coffee and sugar for the mornings. Because of weight, what ...

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Bad smell in shoes is very intense even with short period of wetness
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It seems the materials your shoes are constructed with may be the issue here. I have had good luck with an oxyclean solution diluted in hot water. Spray on and allow to fully dry. I recommend using ...

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How to remove really old masking tape?
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I have the solution. After much trial and error using MANY products including but not limited to, Dawn dishwashing liquid + hot water (works on vinyl coving mastic), Goo Gone (both types), acetone, ...

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Removing hair dye from wall
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Ask your property manager for a very small quantity of the paint used to paint your apartment. Provide a small jar. They should have it on hand. Tell him or her what happened and that you would like ...

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How to get rid of this from wool coat
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Lint roller followed by a pill remover or wool comb. Many different styles available. Can be used on many different clothing items to keep them smooth and smart looking.

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How I warm my feet in the winter season?
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First of all start with warm feet. Rub them with your hands throughly to get blood flowing to your feet. If that is ineffective➖put them in a basin of warm water while wiggling your toes. Continue in ...

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How can I clean a textured bathtub?
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The build-up on a composite tub is often body oils and dirt. In my experience, what worked best was a cleanser like Comet with bleach, Simple Green cleaning solution and a very stiff nylon brush. ...

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Removing set grout from tile
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Use a razor blade scraper to remove set grout from tile. For stubborn areas, use a Pumie Scouring Sick. Cheap, works great, doesn’t mar surface.

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How to raise my laptop stand
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I use plastic foam wedges. Strong and light, they create the space I need under my laptop to keep it from overheating (laptop fans FAIL often after a few weeks). This material comes in sections that ...

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How to label socks
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Once you remove your socks, safety pin them together. I keep a small container of safety pins next to the hamper. Also eliminates the "single sock syndrome." Much less effort and cost than labeling, ...

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