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Now here’s a tip

• What’s on sale in April: Spring clothing, bridal gowns and cruises, plus home-improvement items, like paint and wallpaper.

• If you have drawers that stick when you try to pull them out, or maybe drawers that don’t like to go back in without a fight, try this tip: Take an ordinary candle and run it along the drawer’s rails. This will provide some lubrication to keep drawers gliding in and out smoothly, without having to use messy, drippy oil. You also can use a bar of soap if you don’t have a spare candle.

• Recipe substitutions: If you need 1 cup of cocktail sauce, use 1 cup of ketchup plus 2 tablespoons (or to taste) of horseradish.

• Here’s another jar-opening tip, from reader M.B. in Saskatchewan: “My novel way to open jars, etc., is to use a mechanic’s “water pump pliers.” It works very well, and also gets strange looks when I pull the pliers out of my back pocket, especially in the Lions Bar.”

• If you have mineral deposits or hard-water stains in your toilet, try dropping two Alka-Seltzer tablets in a flushed toilet and letting them bubble and sit overnight. In the morning, scrub with a toilet brush and flush until clear.

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