Around the house* Buy grocery items in bulk to economize...


December 28, 1991

Around the house

* Buy grocery items in bulk to economize while protecting the environment. Large sizes mean less packaging, waste and cost.

* Block cold air from window sills with strips cut from clean plastic foam meat trays. Line plastic pieces along crack between the bottom of window and the sill.

* Remove odor of smoke from rooms. Place bowls of vinegar throughout house to absorb smells. A dab of perfume on light bulbs can add a pleasant scent.

* Send "Happy New Year" cards to people you missed seeing during the holidays; names that were missed from your Christmas card list can also be included.

* If an electric clock has stopped, turn upside down and allow to sit on its head for a few days. This will redistribute the oil inside the mechanism and lubricate the parts.

* Freshen stale bread. Sprinkle with a few drops of water and wrap in aluminum foil. Place in oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

In the garden

* Rotate houseplants regularly. If plants are turned one-quarter each time they are watered, they will grow straight. Otherwise they will bend toward the light.

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