The winner: With all the rain this year, seeds in bird feeders are getting wet. I take plastic plant saucers, slit between ridges the length of hanger and slide over hanger. The birds love to sit on top, and they can enjoy a dry meal. Leigh Granger, Waxhaw
Tidy storage trick for plastic bags
Like most people, I save plastic grocery bags. Instead of putting them in a bag and taking up a lot of space or looking messy, I put them in an empty tissue box. They are neat, clean and can sit on a shelf. Laura Moody, Matthews
See-through bag great for flip-flops
To store flip-flops, I use a large see-through bag with a drawstring. It can be hung in the closet for easy access, and it makes it easy to find the color/style you want.
Judith Caldwell, Cornelius
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