The winner: If you have a ring that is too large for your finger, you can put a small dab of glue from a hot glue gun on the band and let it dry. It is easy to remove when not wanted or needed any more. It can save you a pricy trip to the jewelry story for an adjustment.
Chris Mead, Mooresville
Clever reuse of greeting cards
My clever idea is to put all special occasion cards on a bulletin board and display them in a room being used for sewing or crafts. They make a display that is colorful and it saves money because no pictures have to be bought. The cards can be recycled to use on new homemade cards.
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Carol Guernsey, York, S.C.
‘Hip’ trick uses cane and reacher
A friend of mine had hip replacement and was not able to bend down to pick up things off the floor, so she used a reacher device. This worked out fine until the reacher was somewhere else when she needed it. My friend used a cane to get around, so I Velcroed the reacher to the cane so it was always there when it was needed.
Dee Hartman, Fort Mill, S.C.
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