• Repair enlarged screw holes with a wooden golf tee. Use a hack saw to cut it flush, then sand and finish!
• Punch holes in a paint can’s rim with a nail so the paint that gets sloshed on the rim will drain back into the can. To seal the can, wipe the rim with a damp cloth and rub it with a little petroleum jelly, then cover the lid with a piece of plastic wrap and tap it back into place.
• Here’s a back-to-fluseason tip: If you have a fever of more than 100.4 F or a sore throat without cough or congestion, if you’re sick for more than a week, have one-sided facial pain, darkcolored mucus or any nausea or vomiting, you should not only stay home from work or school (so you don’t infect your friends), but also consider making an appointment with your doctor or urgent-care facility.
• “Keep baby wipes at your bedside table for those nights when you are just too tired to take your makeup off properly. A little is better than nothing. If you’re guilty of this more than you care to admit, invest in a packet of eye makeup-remover wipes.” — E.S.D. in Texas
• Sun protection shouldn’t stop when summer is over; the sun is still shining! If you have trouble putting sunscreen on your face, try this trick: Spray or smear it on a paper towel, then apply to your face. Use twice as much as you think you should, as some will get lost in the paper towel. — JoAnn
• Going boating or fishing? Tape small blocks of Styrofoam to your eyeglass arms so they will float if they go overboard. — R.D. in Florida
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