The winner: I recently spilled some peach cobbler in the oven. After the oven cooled, I thoroughly wet two dish towels and placed them over the spill. After a couple of hours, I removed the towels and washed away the loosened peach mixture. No scrubbing!
Doris Wheeler, Monroe
Longer life for lipstick
Ladies, when your lipstick appears used up, take an eye shadow applicator (foam tip and plastic handle). Push it into the center and use the foam to apply lipstick. Leave it in the tube and roll down as normal and put the cover back on. This will give you another couple of weeks of use.
Connie Triplett, Matthews
Store earrings in ice cube trays
Finding that special accessory is quick and easy when you store earrings and other small jewelry items in plastic ice cube trays. The pieces are separated and the trays can be stacked in a drawer.
Linda Williams, Rock Hill
Anyone got soap sliver ideas?
Do any clever people have a way to re-form soap slivers into bars? I tried melting a bunch in the microwave, but the soap just foamed.
Kate Foreman Suko, Charlotte
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