The winner: In the kitchen, I glued corkboard to the inside of the cupboard door above the phone. We keep business cards, appointments, important phone numbers, repair company cards, etc. It keeps everything convenient, yet uncluttered. Guerry Russell, Charlotte
Earring ideas keep coming
I wear a lot of small stud earrings that are hard to find in a travel jewelry pouch. I solved this by purchasing a 7-day pill container and presto – each has its own compartment, easy to see, easy to pack. Nancy La Forgia, Charlotte
Date replacement filters
When I replace the filter in our refrigerator I use a permanent marker to write the month installed where it is clearly visible. That way, you know when it’s time to change it out. Jim Price, Huntersville
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