The winner: When this year’s telephone book comes in, I put last year’s edition in the seat pocket of the car. You would be surprised how often you need and use it. Julia Morton, Kershaw, S.C.
New use for baby wipes
When cleaning your ceiling fan blades, use baby wipes. The moisture on the wipes holds the dust and keeps it from falling to the furniture and the floor. They also work well around window sills. Connie Mahurin, Cornelius
Shoe organizer to the rescue
We love over-the-door shoe storage bags for organizing all kinds of things. We hang one on the inside of our coat closet for gloves, keys, etc.; one inside the laundry door for cleaning supplies and one in the garage for garden tools. Mary Ann Seeberg, Charlotte
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