Around the house* Clean dust from under heavy appliances...

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November 18, 1995|By Dolly Merritt

Around the house

* Clean dust from under heavy appliances. Wrap a cloth around a broomstick and fasten in place with rubber band. Push under appliances and shake out frequently.

* Use a magnet to determine brass objects. Magnets will not stick to real brass, only to brass-coated objects.

* Use pantyhose to remove lint from upholstered furniture.

* Soak heavily soiled oven racks in tub with very hot water. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of automatic dishwashing detergent into tub. Let sit until grease spots dissolve.

In the garden

*Protect perennial herbs from a harsh winter. Mulch with a thick layer of straw or other organic matter. Remove in early spring.

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