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Sexual harassment is a crime! You should learn to defend yourself, break the silence, talk with others and ask for help! These safety and self-defense tricks may literally save your life one day! God forbid such a thing would happen to you but just in case! Find out great methods to beat back a hooligan, protect your bag from the street robber, make a respiratory mask, take off the handcuffs and many more awesome tips just for you! :)Also find out how to apply band-aids and elastic bandages correctly!

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How to get stains and smells out of a cutting board?

Few inexpensive white cutting board that I use for cutting meat and other messy foods in order to keep my nicer cutting boards, well nicer. It’s a good system that works well for the most part, but there was one aspect of those white cutting boards that has plagued me for years. I had no idea how to keep them truly white!

White cutting boards were getting thoroughly cleaned when I ran them through the wash. But even so, they developed a discolored section right in the center that I couldn’t seem to scrub away, no matter how hard I tried. I used every cleaning solution I could think of, including my usual “secret weapon,” my Kitchen Miracle Cleaner. But those stains still wouldn’t budge!

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What should I do if my washing machine smells?

If your washing machine stinks, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Washer mildew and odors are one of the most common complaints among homeowners. However, it is possible to get rid of smell through a few simple steps. changing your washing habits and detergent used may be necessary to keep odor away.

A cleaner, such as Smelly Washer or Towel Cleaner, that can be used with laundry is best to use.  The added bulk of the clothing will raise the water level to include the “splash area” just above the normal waterline where suds and soiled water accumulate and don’t get rinsed out.  The splash area is almost invariably the area of worst buildup and can become quite thick after years of buildup.  Cleaning cycles don’t reach the splash area and worse cases may need repeated cleaning and soaking to remove.  Returning or persistent odor in your washer or laundry is a sign of remaining residue.

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How to remove sweat stains from a mattress?

For many of us, out of sight means out of mind. And that means we may not think about cleaning our mattresses very often. However, it only takes one accident for the need to clean a mattress to become urgent. Here we explain how to remove stains from mattresses with ease, and give you tips on how to regularly clean the mattresses in your home to keep them fresh and hygienic all-year through.

Stains can accumulate on your mattress over time. Sometimes it’s as simple as spilling a cup of tea while having breakfast in bed. The best thing to do is to tackle the stain immediately before it dries, but be careful not to use too much liquid.

To remove stains from mattress covers or from the mattress itself, dilute some washing up liquid in water and gently sponge the stain until it lifts from the fibers. Always consult the manufacturer’s washing instructions for your mattress before attempting stain removal and test any cleaning solutions on an inconspicuous part of the material first.

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How to clean an iron?

How much easier is it when the iron is clean and glides effortlessly across your shirts, slacks, and dresses? When the sole-plates of irons get sticky or oily from dust, fabric softeners or the melting of synthetic fibers onto the sole-plate, it’s time to clean your iron.

Start with the owner’s manual! If it’s not in your files, it’s usually a quick job to look it up online. What special instructions are there for your particular issue?Beyond that, here are some common, green, family-friendly methods from Molly Maid how to clean an iron sole-plate.

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How to whiten grout?

Tile is beautiful, durable, generally easy to clean, but cleaning grout? That’s a different story. Because of its typically light coloring and porous composition, grout is prone to staining. In a tiled entry or mudroom, dirt and grime are the usual culprits, while in the kitchen, spills are more likely to blame. In the bathroom, homeowners must contend with mold and mildew.Fortunately, it’s possible to clean and restore your grout using common household products and a bit of elbow grease.

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Renew a marker

I used to just throw away a dried out marker. Now, I save a dried out marker in three easy steps. This is one of those tricks I wish I would have done ages ago. I can’t even imagine how many markers I’ve thrown out thinking they were useless when they actually had lots of life left in them.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a fine point marker, dry-erase marker, or a chubby marker. I was able to give them all extended life. I also tried all the different brands we had, and all the various ones lying around worked.

If you need to save a permanent marker, I share how to do that too thanks to an awesome reader tip!

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How to Save a Dried Out Marker
Can I say that this is so easy!? You’ll probably wonder why you didn’t think of it…or perhaps you already do it.

Here are the 3 easy steps:

1) Wet the tip of the marker with a very slow flow of water. Thinner markers need just a little bit of water and chubby markers need a little bit more. I just held the marker under my sink for a split second and that usually was the perfect amount for the thin and dry-erase markers. For bigger markers, hold it under for a hair longer.

2) Place plastic wrap or cling film around the tip of the marker. This helps hold the moisture in.
3) Put the lid on and wait a few hours. Then remove the plastic wrap and test it out.

With thinner markers and dry erase markers, I could get the marker working in just a few hours on the first try. Other times, particularly with thicker markers, I had to repeat all the steps and place the marker upside down too.

There’s no formula to be honest. It all just depends on how dry the marker is, the quality of the brand, and the size of the marker. Keep repeating these steps if necessary to get your marker to the desired wetness. The really dead markers required a couple of rounds, and I rotate them from right side up to upside down a couple of times a day.

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Put your phone on airplane mode to save battery/fact charging

This happens because when your phone’s screen is turned off (aka in standby mode without apps running in the background) the largest continuous drain on the battery are the various wireless signals it receives, sends, and processes (Edge, 2G, 3G, LTE, Wifi, Blutooth, GPS, etc). If it cannot establish a cellular connection (or the signal is week) it will even increase power to its cellular antenna to try to establish a cellular connection.

In airplane mode, all of that energy is not needed. So that energy stays in the battery. In airplane mode, in your pocket, a smart-phone (which usually struggles to stay charged all day) will usually stay charged for days.

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Use a rubber band to remove a screw

There’s nothing more disheartening if you’ve started a project that requires you to remove a screw that has set inside a piece of wood or metal, only to find the screw is stripped. Stripped screws are common, especially if they’ve been tightened several times, but make removal nearly impossible without special tricks. Put down the hammer and instead grab your screwdriver and a rubber band.

1.Position the rubber band over the stripped screw. You will want to make sure the rubber band is laying flat, over the screw top and is being held securely in place.
Make sure the rubber band you use has a wide enough band width so that the rubber completely engulfs the screw head.
2.Push the screwdriver into the screw head, over the rubber band. The rubber band will form into the previous screw indents, creating leverage for the screwdriver.
Make sure the screwdriver is pushed far enough but not too far that it breaks through the rubber band skin.
3.Turn the screwdriver counter-clockwise to remove the screw. Work slowly as even though your rubber band will provide you with a mold, the screw is still vulnerable and most likely difficult to turn.
Re-position the rubber band over the screw head as you work if necessary. The screwdriver may penetrate through the rubber band at some point, especially if you are working with an electric screwdriver. Move the rubber band over to expose material that is in tact to continue to remove the screw.

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Clean up a nail polish spill

Today I made a huge mess. I dropped a bottle of nail polish on the hard kitchen floor and not only did the top crack right off, but it starting spinning in circles, spewing purple nail polish in a giant spiral all over the floor! Thankfully spilled nail polish is super easy to clean up and within 3 minutes the floor looked good as new.

To clean spilled nail polish off a hard floor all you need to do is dump sugar on it. Lots of sugar, and do it quickly. Thankfully, I was in the kitchen so the sugar canister was nearby. Yes, I videoed it for you because honestly, if I had not seen it work I wouldn’t have believed a floor with a whole bottle of nail polish spilled on it could get that clean again!

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