The winner: As cars and trucks age, the headliner often sags. I have used upholstery twist pins, available at fabric stores, to fix that problem. The pins are usually too long, so I compress them with pliers as shown in the photo. Then, just screw them into the headliner and backing, usually foam or other insulation. The pins are clear, and you can use as many as needed. John Hudak, Charlotte
How to get every last drop of coffee
Every day, I see people throwing out part of their coffee in the trash to make room for cream. At the price of coffee today, that is like throwing away gold. I always order a tall coffee in a grande cup. It is the same price as the tall, and I have plenty of room for cream. I fill up the room with cream and – voila! – I have a grande coffee for the price of a tall with no waste.
Sandi Langdon, Charlotte
Stretch that butter a little further
Whenever I use sticks of butter for baking, I fold their wax paper wrappers, put them in a plastic baggie and refrigerate them. There’s enough butter on the wrappers to grease pans for cakes, cookies or other dishes. After I’m finished, I throw away the used wrapper. No greasy mess or greasy fingers, and my pans are ready for the next step in baking. Joyce Newman, Charlotte
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