Around the house
* Avoid storing summer clothes in attics and basements. Humidity promotes mildew which attacks fibers in fabrics.
* Use three-way bulbs in table and floor lamps to save energy. The highest wattage of light should be used only when extra light is needed for reading or close work; the middle range of light can be used for general room illumination; the lowest level of light can be used to brighten hallways during the night or to ease eyestrain while watching TV.
* When working with patterns for sewing, use regular scissors to cut out front pieces and pinking shears to cut out backs. Both parts will be easier to distinguish.