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Now here’s a tip

• “Use a pastry blender to mash up eggs when you are making egg salad. It works on the yolks, too. I mash mine separately.” — I.F. in Tennessee

• Old towels can have new life in your kitchen. Just cut them into small pieces and store in a box — even a tissue box would do. When you have a small spill or need to clean the countertops, you can use one instead of a paper towel. It will save you money, because they can be washed and reused. If the soiling is very bad, you don’t have to feel bad about throwing it out or turning it into a workshop towel instead.

• “To freshen plastic flowers, mist with hairspray. Do not use this on silk flowers.” — L.C. in Texas

• Has this ever happened to you? You gather limbs or bush trimmings in a garbage can, and before lawn-waste pickup day, it rains, filling your can? Drill a series of holes in the bottom of your lawn and leaf cans, and the water will drain out. It also makes it easier to remove filled bags of leaves.

• Shine bathroom chrome with vinegar. Use a dampened cloth to apply, let dry and buff to a shine.

• Go Green Tip: According to ENERGYSTAR.gov, “Leaving your car at home just two days a week will save 1,590 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions each year.” Not to mention the gas you’ll save and the cost of wear and tear on your vehicle.

Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn at heresatip@yahoo.com.

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