Dear Heloise: Do you have trouble reading the directions when you get a new prescription? Just ask the pharmacist for the large-print edition, and he will give that to you as well as note it for your future prescriptions.

Also, to light a low candle in a glass container, turn the container on its side and then light your candle. There's no danger of burning your hand this way. — Bebe Winterberg, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Dear Heloise: I was forever losing the booklets that came with my small appliances until I got smart and began punching a hole in the upper left-hand corner and putting them in a notebook binder. Now I have them! — Susan in North Little Rock, Ark.

Dear Heloise: In this hurry, hurry world, I see many young people in dull, dingy, old-looking clothes. The reason for this is that they put everything in the washer together!

If they would sort their clothes, the clothes would stay bright and new-looking for a long time. The best way to sort clothes is: whites, light colors, dark colors, jeans and delicates.

I have been doing this for years and have saved a lot of money by not having to replace clothes as often. — Nan Gorton, West Monroe, La.

Dear Heloise: Put dark-colored (navy blue/black/dark brown) hosiery and socks in separate, plastic, zipper-top freezer bags and label them with the color. Then, remove all the air from the bags when closing. This saves space and also keeps you from having to guess what color socks you are putting on if you don't have a bright light. People probably do this a lot when packing for travel, but it's good for your sock drawer also. — Kathy Brake, San Antonio

Dear Heloise: I have found that the plastic sleeves that newspapers come in slip perfectly over the blades of a ceiling fan so no paint drops on them while painting the ceiling. Just slip the sleeves off when done, and no mess. — Shirley Fallis, Colorado Springs, Colo.


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