Around the house* When drying a few small items in your...


January 19, 1991|By Dolly Merritt

Around the house

* When drying a few small items in your machine, toss in a towel to absorb moisture and to cut down on drying time. This will save energy and money.

* First impressions often count. Be sure to keep front door clean by spraying with all-purpose cleaner.

* Keep a supply of cat litter in the trunk of your car for extra weight on snowy days; litter can also be used around tires for traction on an icy patch.

* Label all water shut-off valves. They can be found in hot and cold water lines below or near sinks, showers, tubs, water-supplied appliances and lavatories.

* Keep candle stubs. They can be used to wax tracks of fireplace screens, sliding doors and sticking drawers. Try rubbing your snow shovel with candle stubs; the snow will slide off easily.

In the garden

* Rotate houseplants regularly. If plants are given a quarter-turn each time they are watered, they will grow straight.

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