Is there anything like FlyLady
but for people who actually work outside the home? Lazy 20-something couple is looking for help keeping our apartment from being a sty. [more inside]
posted by tastybrains
on Mar 20, 2007 -
I picked-up an old, cast-iron skillet which has seen better days and needs to be stripped and re-seasoned. Problem: I can't get it stripped down sufficiently. [more inside]
posted by nathan_teske
on Dec 21, 2006 -
What is the best way to easily (or more easily) clean my dog's paws when she comes in from our rain soaked yard and they are all muddy? [more inside]
posted by fenriq
on Dec 11, 2006 -
Dirty, gross refrigerator in garage. A bit of mold inside and lots of black stuff filling every crevice. Mechanically sound, but is it possible to get it clean enough to use again? [more inside]
posted by cleve9
on Dec 11, 2006 -
I am leaving this job at the end of the week, and I want to get every last single one of my files off my computer and leave it as clean as possible for the next person.. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God
on Dec 11, 2006 -
Dogpoopfilter: what to do with dogpoop on a lawn that gets no sun? Now with Mea Culpa inside! [more inside]
posted by asavage
on Dec 10, 2006 -
Live Concert footage recorded w/Casio exilim 7.2 meg. Audio is on a scale(1-10) 7-8 distorted. I can extract from source. I have roxio 8 and demo of sony-vegas. Is it possible to reduce distortion at least enough to be decent. 3-4 (or better ) on the same scale? Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated. Will trade for said footage. The band is Mutemath, and Vedera.
posted by proph8
on Jun 28, 2006 -
Am I running any sort of risk by keeping my desk at work clean and empty, when every other person in this government office keeps theirs piled to the ceiling? [more inside]
posted by BruceL
on Apr 25, 2006 -
Drycleaninghack filter: How to monitor how many times I've worn a suit so it can get cleaned at appropriate intervals? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo
on Apr 14, 2006 -
How do clean the base of your eyelashes?
posted by fenriq
on Apr 1, 2006 -
hey, i've been searching metafilter but can't find exactly what i'm looking for in the archives...specifically the best way to clean and polish our antique wood kitchen/dining room table. should we use a wax polish? any truth behind the technique of using a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice? right now the table looks dull and i want it to gleam! thanks!
posted by battlecj
on Feb 16, 2006 -
Our collective household has a cute little plush toy
(6 inches or so tall), a little like a beanie baby in form. Our apartment however, is a dust magnet so he tends to get a little dirty, any ideas on the best way to clean a small plush pig?
posted by nickehsmith
on Feb 12, 2006 -
Steam cleaner for sealed hardwood floors? The inflight Skymall catalog had a Eureka Enviro steam cleaner for $99. I did a little online searching and it seems to be discontinued (not listed on Eureka's site). Is there a comparable product that anyone has had good luck with? I have lots of hardwood and am too lazy to get on my hands and knees. I also don't want to hire a cleaning person.
posted by sharksandwich
on Jan 9, 2006 -
CleanShiny Filter. I won something on Ebay and its state of general cleanliness was woefully misrepresented. [more inside]
posted by missmobtown
on Jan 4, 2006 -
Dang, those new year's resolutions... For the first time, I'm tempted to buy emissions "offsets" for my car in order to support the research and development of cleaner energy choices. Is this a good idea, or would I be wasting my money? [more inside]
posted by skyboy
on Jan 4, 2006 -
What is the best way to go about cleaning a very dirty pasta maker? [more inside]
posted by teem
on Dec 10, 2005 -
I need a housecleaner / housekeeper recommendation in Sacramento, CA for a rush cleanup job before thanksgiving.
posted by luriete
on Nov 19, 2005 -
My house is a mess. It's out of control. No matter what we do, we can't seem to keep it under control for any period of time. We don't have systems for organizing our stuff. Laundry, dishes, bills, garage, the whole nine yards.
How do I find a way to keep the house in order?
Bonus points: we've got 3 children.
posted by GernBlandston
on Jul 20, 2005 -
How do you clean caramelized sugar from pans or utensils? Hot water? Boiling water?
posted by BradNelson
on Jul 18, 2005 -
How do I clean mud off silk shoes?
posted by snardo
on Jun 30, 2005 -
Tevas & rubber(plastic) garden clogs plus bare feet smell like old cheese after a while (many wearings, not one wearing of many hours.) What is the best way to clean the footware? (The feet are clean, it's the footwear.)
posted by leafwoman
on Jun 26, 2005 -
My baseball cap stinks
(baseball style hat). It also suffers from an unsightly sweat ring. It's plain, no insignia, fancy stitching or patches. How can I clean this thing without ruining it? Suh-wing battuh!
posted by Witty
on Jun 4, 2005 -
Clothing stain filter: In addition to t-shirts, I have a number of shirts with a regular collar (non-button down). After I wear them for a while, EVERY ONE of them gets this little kind of brownish stain at in the front where the collar comes to a point. It looks kind of like rust. These stains are *really* hard to remove, and resistant to most stain removers. There are no similar stains anywhere on the shirt.
But my question is - what the heck is that stain? Where does it come from? Is it just me? Or is this a problem that all people who wear shirts with collars deal with but never talk about? Is this a message from the gods that I should only wear t shirts or only dark colored collared shirts?
BTW most of my shirts are wrinkle free cotton/poly blends, and they usually have one of those clear plastic collar stay things inside the material to keep the collar straight and pointy.
posted by jasper411
on Aug 20, 2004 -
Let's say that someone was leaving their job. They're leaving amicably and of their own volition. They wish no ill will on their soon-to-be former employer, but they would like to leave their workstation as clean as the day they first arrived. We should note here that this person does not have Admin access to this machine, so installable options (like Window Washer
) are probably out of the question. Any suggestions?
posted by grabbingsand
on Jun 17, 2004 -
A friend without a Metafilter account asks, "I have an ibook. It is white, but is slowly turning gray from use. Any suggestions on how to clean dirt off the surface?"
posted by UKnowForKids
on Jun 16, 2004 -
Anyone have a recommended way for cleaning glasses? (spectacles not receptacles)
posted by dodgygeezer
on Jan 9, 2004 -
I got a beautiful graphite pool cue for Christmas, but someone (not the gift giver) put a sticker on the shaft that has left a terrible gummy adhesive residue. How do I go about removing the residue without damaging the finish or the shaft itself? Google doesn't have all that much to say-- mostly companies selling professional adhesive removers. I have heard that WD-40 or nail polish remover would work, but would either hurt the cue? Thanks.
posted by pheideaux
on Dec 25, 2003 -
I just acquired a scanner that was destined for the dump. THe only thing wrong with it is that the glass is fogged on the interior of the scanner. I would think that opening it and cleaning it would be fairly straight forward, and am wondering if anyone has had an experience to suggest this is a none trivial operation. [more inside]
posted by Grod
on Dec 24, 2003 -