The winner: I make beaded jewelry and as you can guess have many different pieces in various colors. To keep my jewelry organized and easy to find, I came up with the idea of putting the items in a plastic case with a matching color lid. Jackie Estep, Indian Trail
Dryer freshens up tired pillows
I put my pillows in the dryer while laundering my sheets when I feel they need to be fluffed and freshened. Makes them feel like new. (First, read the care label on the pillow.) Jean Royal, Matthews
Handkerchief thwarts thieves
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If you want to carry important or valuable stuff in your pocket put a handkerchief in on top. It’s just about impossible for someone to take it or for it to fall out without you knowing. It’s even tough to get things out yourself, so it’s better if it’s something you won’t be using a lot during an event. Ron Baltz, Tega Cay