The winner: I needed a nightstand beside my tall antique bed. So I solved the problem this way: I had an antique chest of drawers. I pulled out one of the drawers and turned it upside down, with a piece of plywood underneath to stabilize it. Now I have the needed table space. I just have to move the tissue box if I want to open the drawer above it. Rose Kennedy, Lincolnton
New use for car repair tool
I sew and make quilts. My husband gave me an automotive tool that also works great for picking up pins and needles that have fallen on the carpet. It’s called a “telescoping magnetic retrieval tool” and is available at stores that carry auto supplies. You simply extend it, and swipe the magnetic end along the floor to easily grab pins and needles, even when they are hard to see. It’s especially great if you have small children or pets.
Christine DeHart, Huntersville
New use for mint tins
Altoid tins make easy gum or tissue holders for your purse. It’s a much more durable way to carry those items. Diane Johnson, Huntersville
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