10 posts tagged with cleaning and maintenance.
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How do I look after my bike?

I recently bought a new hybrid bike which I will be using regularly for leisure rides. What do I need to know about basic maintenance (cleaning, lube, degreasing etc) to keep it in best shape. [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on May 15, 2014 - 11 answers

Is Serious Furnace Cleaning Necessary?

I have an old style furnace that has been cleaned (by vacuuming) on a mostly annual basis for about 20 years. Should I pay the big bucks to get it scraped out by a professional? [more inside]
posted by Kevin Street on Jan 21, 2014 - 9 answers

How do I clean this necklace?

What is the best way to clean this necklace with intricate filigree? The stone is simulated amethyst and the setting is silver (back) and marcasite (front). [more inside]
posted by _Mona_ on Oct 8, 2012 - 8 answers

Should I upgrade the hardware on my Macbook or just give it a good cleaning?

My 2009 Macbook Pro has grown a little too much hair and is in need of a trim and some general cleaning. Could you tell me if my proposed scenario sounds reasonable or is it overkill? [more inside]
posted by Rewind on Jul 17, 2012 - 12 answers

My poor vacuum

Should I buy a new vacuum? [more inside]
posted by colin_l on Nov 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Make these shoes look brand new again

How should I clean a grimy scruffy pair of rope-soled canvas slip-ons without ruining it? (These TOMS are the shoes in question)
posted by hellopanda on Jun 12, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me clean a window.

What is the best way to clean my window with a hose? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Oct 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Clinging melted plastic must go!

How do you remove plastic that has melted onto a heating element? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on May 3, 2009 - 5 answers

My outside air conditioning unit needs a Karen Silkwood shower

Help me de-gunk my outside air conditioner. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Jun 25, 2008 - 5 answers

How often should I change my pillows?

Help me construct the ultimate home cleaning/maintenance schedule. I want to know how often things need to be cleaned, changed, or updated in your home? [more inside]
posted by bove on Nov 6, 2007 - 20 answers

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