Greeting cards make great note paper
I receive so many cards during the year that I can’t stand to throw them away. I tear off the front when the reverse side is blank and write my grocery lists, to-do lists, etc. on them. It recycles and saves money. Kitten Moser, Monroe
Tape trick protects stylish fingernails in dishwater
Are the pull-down spouts on your dishwasher detergent boxes doing a number on your manicure? Here’s a solution: When you first open the box, wipe off the spout and then apply a 3-inch piece of tape, with about a half-inch attached to the inside, then fold most the remaining tape together to create a tab, leaving a half-inch to tape to the outside of the spout. Lynn Kopf, Davidson
‘I’m So Clever’ book
Send your clever tip, address and phone to firstname.lastname@example.org or Home Section, Charlotte Observer, P.O Box 30308, Charlotte, NC 28230-0308. Each week the best idea wins an “I’m So Clever” book. You can order a copy at www.charlotteobserver.com/clever for just $5.99, plus shipping. Also available at Park Road Books, Blackhawk Hardware, and the General Store in Belmont.