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Now here’s a tip




• “On a pegboard wall in the garage or shop, outline your tools with chalk while they are hanging on the wall. You will know right away how they are supposed to be hung up, and you can wipe the chalk right off if you want to rearrange your tools.” — T.G. in New York

• “Got new trees? Protect the trunks of young trees with a piece of old garden hose. Cut a length to fit the bottom part of the trunk, split it up the side and snap it on the trunk.” — E.D. in Alabama

• Line a mini muffin tin with paper liners. Squirt a half-ounce or so of lotion into each one and freeze. When frozen, they can be popped into a small box or bag and stored in the freezer. They are great for soothing sunburned or chapped skin. They also feel wonderful on the feet after a long day.

• “If you have chewing gum stuck on clothing, try this cool trick to get it off: Put the article in the freezer and let it stay until the gum is good and frozen. Take it out and immediately chip the gum off.” — O.A. in West Virginia

• To remove coffee stains from a light-colored mug, make a paste of baking soda and water. Scrub lightly and rinse. For stubborn stains, repeat, but rinse with warm vinegar.

(c) 2009 King Features Synd.


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