The winner: Some people still hang their washing outside in the fresh air and sunshine. So what do you do when the clothespin bag breaks? I took a used plastic coffee can and drilled 2 small holes about 2 inches apart and inserted the bag wires from the holder from the inside out (so you don’t snag your fingers when reaching for a clothespin). My wife has had this one for about two years and still looks like new. Jack Neumeyer, Albemarle
Emery board sharpens pins
I was having trouble getting a safety pin through my blouse. So I sharpened the pin on an emery board and it worked. You could try this on needles, too. Carolyn Gill, Rock Hill
Slow down, hungry dog
My small dog, Pebbles, has a voracious appetite and eats so fast she swallows her dry food whole. After finding no help at pet stores, I thought of an ice tray. I spread her food in the tray, which makes her work for it. She has to get her little tongue down in each individual compartment – it slows her down perfectly. Del Nunn, Indian Land
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