Captain Obvious
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Stop keyboard wobble due to uneven desk
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This is happening because there is a gap of space between a corner of your keyboard and the desk. Your goal, as you may have guessed, is to remove this gap. A general solution is to look around you ...

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How to stop fitted sheets from creeping off a mattress after sleeping on it?
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Safety pins, invented by Walter Hunt in 1849, are one of many tools that exist for attaching soft things to other soft things without slipping or doing significant damage. Since you also desire to ...

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How to deal with cockroach at home?
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I'm worried that there is actually more cockroaches. Yes, you have roaches, and there are most certainly more. You will want call an exterminator. Consumer grade traps will have limited effect (...

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Keeping tub and shower clean, mildew-free
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No, you will always have to clean your bathroom regularly with proper cleaners (that's why they exist), but you can reduce the needed frequency by using the water to rinse off obvious scum (dirt, soap,...

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How to remove dust from tiny holes in mobile device?
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Just spray it out with electronics cleaner then shake it out. Here's an oversized picture to magically turn this from NAA into something legit: Give it some distance; you don't want to puncture the ...

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How can I store a specific smell the easiest way?
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Smells are (sometimes complex) mixtures of chemicals, but I don't know anything about chemistry and don't have much advice there. But, in general, your approach could be to try and find various ...

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Deep snow - Walking technique? ...without any additional equipment
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In general, when you are faced with difficult physical activity and you'd like to do it more efficiently, one of the tried and true methods of increasing efficiency is to repeat the activity over the ...

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How can I best to get rid of/avoid dog hair on clothes
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Pet hair is a necessary consequence of owning a hairy pet and the constant presence of it is something that generally must be considered and accepted before making the decision to own a pet. Your ...

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How can I remove scraps of food from books?
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Just tap the book on the table a few times then dust off anything that remains with the nearest napkin (or blow on it with the built-in can of compressed air in your chest). Another thing you could ...

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How to weigh my luggage before going to the Airport
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Your scale does not match the airport's. Your goal is to make it match. Actually your goal is really just to figure out what number on your scale matches the airport scale's limit. A good tool for ...

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How to light a match?
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Strike-anywhere matches exist and solve this problem. Be aware that they are not legal for passenger or cargo planes in most of the world. They're basically the original matches. The ones that ...

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How can I get all the applesauce out of the jar?
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Hold the jar by the bottom. Swing your arm real fast a few times. Stuff in jar moves to top. Reminder for folks whose imaginations may not be too physically oriented: Do it with the lid on. If you ...

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Ways of waterproofing a watch
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TL;DR: Concrete solutions in bold below. It's not a waterproof watch. You'll have to accept this. If you insist on wearing it around water, then you need to decide if the risk is worth the benefit. "...

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How to dust a TV screen?
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Use a cloth designed to hold dust, such as micro-fiber. Generally, if you aren't using the right tools for the job, your results will be less than ideal. Flat cotton cloth does not hold dust well. ...

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