Around the house* Before returning opened ice cream carton...

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August 27, 1994|By Dolly Merritt

Around the house

* Before returning opened ice cream carton to freezer, cover ice cream surface with a sheet of foil or plastic wrap. This will prevent ice crystals from forming.

* Scour tree sap from windows with a damp paper towel that has been dipped in baking soda. It is less abrasive than scouring powder. Windows will sparkle when wiped dry with soft cloth.

* Create kitchen space. Place rarely used items such as seasonal cookie cutters or large serving platters in bags or boxes, label them and store in another part of your home.

* If you're having a party and are short of serving trays, try using baskets. An assortment of sizes can hold everything from hamburger roles to fried chicken.

* If your shower or tub is cluttered with soap, shampoo and conditioner bottles, store in a plastic hanging flower pot hooked over shower- head or curtain rod. Water will drain from holes in bottom of pot.

In the garden

* Divide summer-blooming varieties of perennials that have grown too large. Blooms will increase on the new plantings within a few years.

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