Whitesburg KY

Now here’s a tip

• “My roses really look beautiful. When I am cutting stems to put in a bouquet, I use a clothespin to grip the stem. It saves me from getting pricked by thorns, because it has a bit of reach to it.” — L.E. in Georgia

• For even distribution in sowing seeds for your garden, use a saltshaker for tiny seeds. You can get a cheese shaker for larger seeds, if necessary.

• To keep your brick walkway clear of grass and weeds, sprinkle salt in the cracks.

• “If you have to cut a nylon cord or shoelace, you can use a flame to melt the end into a nub that won’t run or fray. Use a little heat and press it together on a hard surface very briefly. It works fast!” — R.S. in Maine

• “Cars are getting so big these days. I use a string mop to wash the top and back of my van. I can reach everything better, and it does a great job.” — S.C. in Nevada

• To get glass shower doors squeaky clean, use a paste of baking soda and water to scrub stubborn water stains, then rinse the whole thing with straight white vinegar. Put the vinegar in a spray bottle and spray well, then rub off with a sponge. Rinse with plain water. (c) 2011 King Features Synd.

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