Around the house* Put away winter clothing. Make sure...

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April 24, 1993|By Dolly Merritt

Around the house

* Put away winter clothing. Make sure garments are clean because soil attracts insects; beverage and food stains are difficult to remove from fabrics after several months.

* When making baby's bed, put two or three crib sheets and pads one on top of the other. When the top layer becomes soiled, simply remove to reveal the next sheet, which is ready to use. No more frequent struggles with having to remove bumper pads, toys, etc. every time you need to change the sheets.

* Remove old wallpaper. Fill a spray bottle with hot water and a half cup of fabric softener. Spray and wait 20 minutes before peeling.

* Clean wire window screens outside (nylon screens will "melt") with foaming bathroom cleaner; hose off before foam dries.

* Dip a soft cloth in a solution of 4 parts water and 1 part fabric softener; wring almost dry and apply to areas prone to static electricity such as glass table tops. This will help repel dust.

* If drain stopper in sink is allowing the water to seep out, place a piece of plastic wrap under the stopper for a tight seal.

In the garden

* Conserve garden space. Plant lettuce seedlings between slow-maturing vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage.

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