My all-leather combat boots stink. Probably colonized by fungus. Looking to disinfect and wash without murdering the old, already mildly damaged leather. [more inside]
How to clean rapidly informatic wire (rj11,rj45) ? [more inside]
How do I get the cigarette smell out of 3 dry-clean only suits that have spent years in a heavy smoking environment? [more inside]
Homework Filter alert! We need at least two sources which are against government regulation of water. Pro regulation sources we can find, Con sources have escaped us for the past week. [more inside]
It's time to come clean... literally. I'm 26 years old, and I don't really know how to take care of my skin properly to keep it clean, breakout free, and hydrated. Please teach me Skin Care 101, so I can have a daily routine to make this happen. [more inside]
Help me clean my gas oven. [more inside]
Glass bottles that were in hot water with some dilute generic store brand WD-40, so they got some residue on them. I need to make them safe and clean for flavored vodkas for human consumption. Please help! [more inside]
How/would you be able, to get four month old (human) pee stain out of a mattress?
What's the best system to store and transport laundry? [more inside]
We have a ten gallon tank and a goldfish,
Monster Truck, the best goldfish a girl could win at a county fair Monster Truck II the best replacement goldfish for the best goldfish a girl could win at a county fair. We also have an impressive amount of algae. [more inside]
I'm interested in dishwashing practices in the developing world. If you were one of roughly the half of the people in the world without running water in your home, how might you wash your dishes? What kind of set up would you have? Are sinks common even if you collect water from a public well or water truck? Or would you have a washbasin/plastic tub? On a countertop, table, or floor? Cloth or tarp outside? Would you use non-potable water to do the washing up? Save the graywater for next time or for other cleaning tasks? [more inside]
Please help me de-stinkify my costume jewelry! [more inside]
Please recommend for me graphic novels that combine advanced or modern technology with a slower speed of life. [more inside]
My desk is a mess. Help? [more inside]
What's up with the claim right-wing groups make that their rallies don't leave anything to clean up, while left-wing rallies leave behind tons of litter? [more inside]
Can I wash my suede gym shoes? I ruined an old pair of the same model previously in the washing machine in a last effort to salvage them so this time around I am looking at hand washing. [more inside]
Do you always wash lettuce? Have you ever just torn a head of Iceberg open and used it? Or do you always wash it? [more inside]
How do I clean a full page magnifier? [more inside]
Looking for New Jersey Estate Cleanout recommendations [more inside]
How do you get brown spots out of white furniture? We have white dresser drawers that we just bought my daughter. They are high end wood dressers from a company called Pulaski. There is some kind of laminate on it because it is very smooth. We put a CD player on top of it and on the bottom of the CD Player there are little rubber like pads on it so that it will not scratch furniture. It is a common, regular CD player and the pads look common enough. Our own clock radio in our bedroom has the same kind of rubbery pads on the bottom. So anyway, it has been very humid, and within a week of buying this expensive set, I saw brown stains in the shape of the round rubbery pads on the dresser. How do I get them out? [more inside]
Something (probably a lizard) has died in a pipe behind a wall, and it's stinking up our house. It's bad and it seems to be getting worse. What can we do? [more inside]
My wife gave me a ring 2-3 years ago (while we were still dating). It's made from a New York State quarter, and silver(?) plated. About 6 months ago it started to tarnish, and now the copper from the inside of the quarter has been revealed. It's beginning to turn my skin green! Can I just take this to any jewelry shop and they can fix it up? Can it simply be replated? [Alternate solution inside] [more inside]
How to clean old wood shed with (cat?) feces. [more inside]
How do you get your butt *really* clean? [more inside]
Somebody apparently tried to clean my laptop's screen with something inappropriate, and the result is something of a very thin, marbled film across the entire thing. How can I get this crap off my screen? [more inside]
Too many pets and perplexing white carpet. Help? Mrs. LT and I live with our brood (4 cats, 1 dog) in an apartment that has . . . wait for it . . . white carpet. We didn't think about this when we moved in, but now the carpet's filthy, and we're trying to figure out a way to save it/our deposit, because otherwise we'll need to move when our lease is up before it gets any worse. Ugh, what can we do? [more inside]
i'm a smoker, my wife has pollen-based allergies. we live in an apartment with high vaulted ceilings. i want an air filter/purifier solution that will help us both. [more inside]
TL;DR There is still hope. They have not passed the point of no return. Help me help them change their ways and change their lives. This young family needs guidelines for life which include cleaning, cooking, finances and vehicle maintenance. I am not passing judgement because "there, but for the grace of God, go I." I am simply trying to help. Unseemly details follow. [more inside]
I can't get a body odor smell out of an expensive silk dress. Dry cleaning seems to have made it worse. Does anyone know what might get the smell out?
Is there any historical record of American settlers or pioneers from the old west who were meticulously clean? [more inside]
Just inherited some lovely, but dirty old bed linens. Need advice on how to restore them. [more inside]
How do I get a stench out of a coat that can't be washed or dry-cleaned? [more inside]
I did a clean reinstall of Windows 7. When I did, rather than creating a small "recovery" partition, it designated an entire separate hard drive a system drive. Now if I want to use the built in drive image program it insists I back up both...when I just want to back up the OS. Can this be changed? If not, if I use a third party image program can I just back up the C drive?
My apartment is starting to look like I'm trying to audition for the TV show Hoarders. The floor is covered in trash and I have not a single organizational system. How do I deal with this mess by myself and how do I learn to change my behavior? [more inside]
Is it really bad to use a steam mop on unfinished hardwood floors? [more inside]
How can I keep my hands clean without water or alcohol? [more inside]
Stainless steel everywhere. What's the best way to clean it to be free of fingerprints and smudges? [more inside]
How can I get clean html from MS-word, to paste into Thunderbird? [more inside]
Best way to get duct tape residue off windows, and how to hold broken car windows up? [more inside]
What the frack is a roor? [more inside]
How/when did floral, citrus, pine, and mint become associated with cleanliness?
I want to clean up my start menu on Dell Inspiron E1705 with Windows XP Pro. Computer beginning to run slowly. I use computer almost exclusively for internet, word-processing and Quicken. I have trouble identifying which entries on start menu to delete.
What about free furniture on Craigslist? [more inside]
Tomorrow I'll list my ACER Aspire 3680 for sale on eBay. I want to be as sure as I can that there the lucky buyer has as little chance as possible of seeing passwords/pics/personal info. Normally, I would just format and do a clean install of XP. But I've moved house and my install disk is one of 19 packing cases stored 2500km away, so that option is out. I've listed what I've already done after the jump, but I'm hoping a more tech-savvy mefite might spot a hole in my erasure efforts. [more inside]
What's the best cleaning method for a HORRIBLY dirty aluminum grill grate? [more inside]
Who cleans the US national memorials? How often is it done and how long does it take? What is the cleaning process like?
How can I do the best job cleaning my floor for the least amount of effort? [more inside]
I have recently quit smoking and am on the road to recovery. I am looking into options into cleansing programs. I know the years of smoking has probably mucked up my system with many poisons and has reeked havoc on my lungs n such. I want to hear from Me-Fis regarding any programs or treatments they know regarding any de-toxing I could be doing.
How can I clean vomit off leather shoes? [more inside]
Cat fanciers: is there a convenient way to keep dried bits of food from getting on the wall next to the cat food dishes? [more inside]