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Now here’s a tip

• To keep sugar from lumping, keep a few crackers in the sugar canister. They ward off moisture, and they don’t affect the taste of the sugar.

• “Whenever my child has a scrape, cut or even a bruise, she likes to have an adhesive bandage put on it. But when it’s time for the bandage to come off, she’s shy about it. I use a cotton ball to apply baby oil to the bandage, and it slips right off. This works for the waterproof kind, too.” — L.K. in Missouri

• “When polishing my wing-tips, I realized that I had run out of shoe polish. My wife suggested furniture polish, and it worked very well. I just might use it from now on.” — T.Y. in Delaware

• Got wrinkled ribbon? Use a curling iron to straighten it out. Slip it over the ribbon and pull through slowly.

• “Old sheets can be recycled into pillowcases. I change my pillowcase more often than my sheets in order to keep my face clean, and I have a steady supply of cases because I made some when my last sheet set wore out.” — N.L. in California

• Make your own furniture polish. This mix is ecological and thrifty, smells wonderful and is a cinch to mix. Add 1/3 cup lemon juice to 1 cup vegetable oil. Shake well and use in a spray bottle. (c) 2011 King Features Synd.

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