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Now here’s a tip

• Here’s a great bit of advice given to a friend who recently gave birth to a darling baby boy: When you receive some of the morecomplicated items from your gift registry, try them out right away. Before the baby comes, that is. You’ll have little time to set them up and learn how to work them with a newborn to care for.

• Line a measuring cup with a plastic sandwich bag or plastic wrap to keep it clean between uses if you know you will be using it for multiple ingredients.

• “I go through a lot of papers. Sometimes, instead of using one of those rubber fingers (and definitely instead of licking my finger), I twist a wide rubber band loosely but securely around the tip of my index finger. It really works.” — R.F. in Massachusetts

• “Clean a buildup of starch on your iron by wiping it down with a solution of diluted vinegar — one part vinegar to three parts water. If you have a curling iron or flat iron for your hair, you can get rid of hairspray gunk the same way, just dampen a cloth with the mixture and wipe the iron clean.” — F.P. in Pennsylvania

• Looking for an excellent prewash for ring around the collar? Look no further than your shower. Rub a small amount of shampoo in the stains and let sit for 5 minutes, then launder as usual. (c) 2010 King Features Synd.

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