The winner: I changed this old birdbath into a beautiful flower container. I drilled holes for drainage, planted flowers – and look at it now. I plant different flowers each year.
Pat Thompson, Charlotte
Store bath toys in onion bags
You can use large onion bags for bath toys and/or beach toys. The holes in the bags allow water to drip off the toys, and the drawstring allows you to close the bag and hang to dry. Connie Shinn, Charlotte
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Number multiple luggage pieces
When traveling with more than one piece of luggage, assign numbers to each and place them in the front top zippered pouch on the outside. Make a list of things in each piece of luggage and when you need something, refer to the list. And if a piece gets lost, you know what things are gone.
Jayshree Patel, Charlotte
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