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Now here’s a tip

• To give stuffed animals new life, wipe clean with a damp rag, then fluff in the dryer for 10 minutes with a fabric softener sheet.

• “Twice a year I like to clean out clutter and get rid of the things I no longer need. One thing that has really helped is to schedule a charity pickup for the morning after I have a yard sale or tag sale. Then, anything that hasn’t sold gets packed up and goes directly to charity the next day. I can’t put it off, so I don’t end up secondguessing my decision to get rid of things.” — M.S. in Alabama

• “Save pieces of broken crayons to make colorful sun catchers. Just place crayon shavings between two pieces of waxed craft paper and iron to create a colorful sheet you can cut shapes from. You can find explicit directions for this in most craft books or online.” — V.E.A. in Colorado

• Denture tablets are great for cleaning tough stains in the toilet bowl. Just drop a couple in the bowl and let it sit overnight before flushing.

• “Popsicle sticks can be used to label herbs in a flowerpot garden. Mine are on my windowsill, so I don’t have a lot of space. The Popsicle sticks take up barely any room in the pot and they are basically free.” — M.L. in Texas

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