The winner: The leftover lids from Duke’s mayo jars fit Mason or Ball jars perfectly. It’s great for when you don’t want to use up your canning lids to store perishables or dry goods, and it’s one less item to trash or recycle.
Erin Adams, Charlotte
Save money on hand sanitizer
My grandson’s kindergarten class uses hand sanitizer. To make it last longer, they wrap a rubber band around the pump on the bottle and it reduces the amount dispensed. Gil Small, Lancaster, S.C., Grandfather of Mason Small
Pump bottle works for body wash
I put body wash in a hand soap (pump) dispenser to make for easier access in the shower.
Rosalind Bagwell, Waxhaw
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