The winner: Don’t throw away all those liquid creamer containers. Remove the advertising wrap with scissors, wash both container and pop-up lid in the dishwasher, then use it as your portable beverage container. Its pop-up lid is perfect for drinking from, and it fits nicely into vehicle beverage carriers. Patty Haynes, Mooresville
New use for the Observer
I wanted some boot inserts to keep my six pairs of boots from flopping to one side. Instead of buying the pricey ones at the store, I made my own, with a six pack of men’s tube socks, stuffed with rolled up sections of the Charlotte Observer. As you can see, they work quite well! Charlene Greyard, Fort Mill
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