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Washing dishes in the developing world

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]
posted by hydrophonic on Dec 8, 2010 - 31 answers

My jewelry smells like the Bog of Eternal Stench

Please help me de-stinkify my costume jewelry! [more inside]
posted by Fui Non Sum on Nov 19, 2010 - 9 answers

High tech, slow pace comics?

Please recommend for me graphic novels that combine advanced or modern technology with a slower speed of life. [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Oct 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me clean my desk

My desk is a mess. Help? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Oct 9, 2010 - 11 answers

is cleaning up after a rally politically noteable?

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]
posted by mdn on Oct 3, 2010 - 17 answers

How to wash gym shoes.

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]
posted by dino terror on Aug 28, 2010 - 5 answers

Lettuce Be Honest

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]
posted by Splunge on Aug 21, 2010 - 63 answers

Dirty magnifier -- help please!

How do I clean a full page magnifier? [more inside]
posted by Librarygeek on Aug 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Looking for house emptying service

Looking for New Jersey Estate Cleanout recommendations [more inside]
posted by plinth on Jul 28, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I get rid of brown spots/stains on white furniture?

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]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jul 21, 2010 - 6 answers

How can we deal with the dead-animal smell?

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]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jun 25, 2010 - 8 answers

My ring tarnished, and now it's fading away (onto me)!

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]
posted by Xoder on Jun 24, 2010 - 8 answers

How to clean feces in shed?

How to clean old wood shed with (cat?) feces. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Jun 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Climbing inside with a brillo pad is not an option

How do you get your butt *really* clean? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2010 - 10 answers

How to clean residue off lcd screen?

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]
posted by dvrcthewrld on May 6, 2010 - 11 answers

It's not really white anymore.

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]
posted by liketitanic on May 1, 2010 - 13 answers

vaulted ceilings + air purifier?

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]
posted by radiosilents on Apr 28, 2010 - 3 answers

Rules and Guidelines for Life

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]
posted by CleverCrow on Apr 22, 2010 - 44 answers

How to get body odor out of a silk dress

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?
posted by let444 on Apr 15, 2010 - 22 answers

Who were the cleanest pioneers?

Is there any historical record of American settlers or pioneers from the old west who were meticulously clean? [more inside]
posted by circular on Mar 15, 2010 - 21 answers

Help, Heloise. These Sheets are Yellow.

Just inherited some lovely, but dirty old bed linens. Need advice on how to restore them. [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Mar 12, 2010 - 13 answers

Cleaning a coat that can't be washed or dry-cleaned: How?

How do I get a stench out of a coat that can't be washed or dry-cleaned? [more inside]
posted by FlyingMonkey on Feb 22, 2010 - 21 answers

Win 7 install problem

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?
posted by jmf2525 on Feb 8, 2010 - 4 answers

help! i'm a slob.

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]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2010 - 37 answers

Steam Mopping a Hardwood Floor

Is it really bad to use a steam mop on unfinished hardwood floors? [more inside]
posted by Srudolph on Dec 27, 2009 - 13 answers

How to keep dry hands clean

How can I keep my hands clean without water or alcohol? [more inside]
posted by queseyo on Oct 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Smudgy Stainless

Stainless steel everywhere. What's the best way to clean it to be free of fingerprints and smudges? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Oct 20, 2009 - 19 answers

How can I get clean html from MS-word, to paste into thunderbird?

How can I get clean html from MS-word, to paste into Thunderbird? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Oct 12, 2009 - 21 answers

Getting tape residue off windows, and holding broken ones up?

Best way to get duct tape residue off windows, and how to hold broken car windows up? [more inside]
posted by nmaster64 on Sep 16, 2009 - 14 answers

Ummm...you put your weed in there.

What the frack is a roor? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jul 22, 2009 - 19 answers

Smells like Teen Spirit

How/when did floral, citrus, pine, and mint become associated with cleanliness?
posted by asockpuppet on Jun 30, 2009 - 13 answers

Clean computer start menu for more speed

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.
posted by psc1860 on Jun 23, 2009 - 10 answers

Free Furniture?

What about free furniture on Craigslist? [more inside]
posted by bobertdude on May 22, 2009 - 17 answers

Help me do what I need to do to wipe as much as possible from my PC before I sell it

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]
posted by t0astie on May 6, 2009 - 10 answers

What's the best cleaning method for a HORRIBLY dirty aluminum grill grate?

What's the best cleaning method for a HORRIBLY dirty aluminum grill grate? [more inside]
posted by covert7 on Apr 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Make sure you get behind Lincoln's ears

Who cleans the US national memorials? How often is it done and how long does it take? What is the cleaning process like?
posted by easy_being_green on Mar 31, 2009 - 4 answers

no longer pretending my kitchen floor is't revolting

How can I do the best job cleaning my floor for the least amount of effort? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Mar 20, 2009 - 25 answers

Help me clean up after quiting smoking

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.
posted by citybuddha on Mar 2, 2009 - 20 answers

How do I clean these shoes?

How can I clean vomit off leather shoes? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Feb 5, 2009 - 3 answers

How to protect my wall from the cat dish

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]
posted by kosmonaut on Jan 22, 2009 - 10 answers

A clean pair of clothes...really?

Is gym-provided workout clothing safe to wear? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Dec 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Clothing mess - how to solve?

Help me organize my 7 year olds clothing! [more inside]
posted by burhan on Dec 10, 2008 - 11 answers

cleaning mildew off microsuede?

After 4 months in storage, my red microsuede couch is now a gray velvet couch. Can I clean mildew from microsuede? How? [more inside]
posted by Lou Stuells on Nov 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Not buying this "cats are clean" nonsense...

Are cats really as clean as everyone says? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Nov 16, 2008 - 28 answers

Seeking Credit Report Expert/Janitor

Where do I get a legitimate credit report and how do I go about cleaning it out? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Nov 15, 2008 - 12 answers

Is penny-wise pound-foolish with replacement filters?

With some products, the off-brand is as good as any other brand, sometimes even coming off the same production lines in the same factories. With other products, there is a quality difference between brands. How about for replacement HEPA filters for a Kenmore air cleaner? (And, as a bonus, should I believe the warning against washing and reusing the charcoal pre-filters?) [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Oct 30, 2008 - 4 answers

Cleaning cleaner

How can I get CVS-brand liquid "high efficiency" detergent out of a nylon duffel bag? (asking for a friend)
posted by prefpara on Oct 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Who else makes high quality 220-240V voltage regulators?

Electrical engineering / voltage regulatorfilter: I'm searching for manufacturer or vendor sources on high quality, 220V to 240V automatic voltage regulators. This is for use with telecommunications/GSM/ISP equipment in the third world. Any other advice related to the subject will also be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Oct 10, 2008 - 1 answer

How do I get smoke out of suits?

How do I get smoke smells out of men's wool suits--dry cleaning didn't work. [more inside]
posted by midwestguy on Sep 29, 2008 - 15 answers

How can I get more organized and disciplined in my life?

I've plenty in touch with my inner child. How can I get in touch with my inner adult? I just want to be more disciplined and do the things a grownup needs to get done. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Sep 23, 2008 - 16 answers

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