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You’ll flip your lid over this hat rack

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: My husband has a hat collection that has been in our closet for years. Recently, we did some remodeling and I wanted to display his hats. After several other ideas did not work out I decided to hang them like a curtain. I folded each hat and hung them on a rod using curtain clips. Now they are nicely displayed and I have a unique curtain.

Sandy Koback, Maiden

Cheap flea comb works wonders

Use a plastic flea comb as a perfect deshedder for your small dogs and cats. One costs less than a dollar at any pet store. Comb your pet and you will be amazed at all the hair that is removed. Your pet will love the combing, feel cooler, and it’s less expensive!

Karen Abruzino, Charlotte

Easy reminder for the laundry room

I bought an energy efficient washer that requires a cleaning cycle after 30 loads. Since it’s hard to remember when to clean, I bought a clear plastic container with a lid at a dollar store, placed 30 detergent pods inside, and when it’s empty I know it’s time for a cleaning cycle.

Tessie Hough, Wadesboro.

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