James Webster
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What is a permanent solution for black mold?
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Removing the cause of the problem rather than the problem itself is the only real solution to permanently remove mould . For mould the usual culprit is moisture. In most cases the moisture will come ...

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Removing ice from the windshield
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If you have a heated windscreen, stick that on first, it'll loosen the ice from surface it's stuck to and it'll just slide off with a little push. If you don't have heated windscreen, still stick ...

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How can I remove the cork from a wine bottle when I don't have a corkscrew?
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The most accessible solution given the items you're likely to have quick access to involve pushing the cork into the bottle using the blunt end of a knife or spoon etc. Carefully screwing a screw ...

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How can I "wear in" my shoes without wearing them?
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I speculate that wearing thicker socks will help with both the accelerated "wearing in" by stretching the shoes more and with the reduced discomfort by providing a physical barrier between your skin ...

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What is a good way to organise and identify keys on a keyring?
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I use order and memory. Start by removing any keys you don't need on your keyring. They're just adding to the bulk from the off. I order my keys by frequency of use and by direction where one way ...

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How do I remove the chewing gum stuck in my shoe?
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I heard freezing the chewing gum will help to remove, but I don't like to put my dirty shoe inside the freezer in any way. Then don't put the shoe in the freezer, rather apply ice directly to the gum....

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How to separate egg yolk from whites?
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I use the eggshell. Tip the yolk between the shell halves a few times (over a bowl). The albumen ends up in the bowl and the yolk in the shell.

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Preventing socks from leaving marks on skin
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Is it just the top, elasticated part of the sock that's leaving a mark? Yes. Fold the elastic down once so that the sock itself provides a small cushion between the elastic and your skin. ...

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How can I prevent the bin bag falling into the bin?
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After you've put the liner in the bin, pull the bag tight, twist it a few times and tuck it back under itself

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How can I keep from squirting myself with ketchup whenever I use ketchup packets?
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Since you specifically reference your office in your dilemma, keep some scissors at your desk and snip a larger hole in the top of the packet instead of tearing a small hole Larger hole = less ...

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What is the best way to tumble-dry wet sneakers?
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Dry them one at a time. Tie the laces of both shoes together and leave one out of the machine. This should reduce the amount of movement, reducing the sound and risk of opening the door. Or "Why not ...

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How to move heavy (~50kg) bulky (~1m cubed) items a short (1km) distance?
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How about a wheelbarrow? The wide wheel(s) should easily be able to handle grass without sinking, and its very design is to move reasonably heavy loads over reasonably short distances. (Which might ...

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How can I prevent the remote control from getting lost?
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Attach a keyring finder to it. In general, avoid the whistle-activated ones, I find they're too sensitive and go off randomly. I'd probably go for one that doesn't use a remote, otherwise you're ...

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How can I make an improvised vegetable steamer?
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It dawned on me as I was writing the question that I have other pans, one of which is a good size; I'll use that.

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How to light a match?
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Some laser pointers can be used to light a match. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i24Ij2YN48s

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