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Catchy idea for business card holder

I'm So Clever
What a smart stocking stuffer! More than 450 thrifty tips from readers are compiled in our 'I'm So Clever' book that is on sale now.

I'm So Clever
I'm So Clever is compiled by Observer assistant features editor Roland Wilkerson. Send your tip, name, address and phone by email or mail to Home Section, Charlotte Observer, P.O Box 30308, Charlotte, N.C. 28230.

The winner: Many people have brass candlesticks and unused china stored in closets. When I looked at my candlesticks and porcelain plates, I wondered how I could create a new look that would have a function. Sellers encourage showing Realtors (buyer agents) to leave a business card when their house is shown. Why not create a catchy look that captures someone’s attention at the front door? I used super glue to secure the porcelain plate to the candlestick to create a place for candy for the children, and a plate for the agent’s business card. Robin Faison, Charlotte

Huggies protect more than beer

For added cellphone protection, use a huggie. And you’ll always have something to keep you beverage cool. Jason Huber, Charlotte

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Send your clever tip, address and phone to or Home Section, Charlotte Observer, P.O Box 30308, Charlotte, NC 28230-0308. Each week the best idea wins an “I’m So Clever” T-shirt.

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