We have gotten several letters from readers stating the importance of counting pills. So, give them a count to make sure you get the right amount every time. Heloise
Dear Heloise: Since we seem to have to make our dollars stretch more and more, I would like to offer some good hints for savings. Shop at thrift stores. I volunteer at one, and all of the items for sale have been donated. The profit on the sales goes to the local hospital. The bargains on good clothing are unbelievable.There are also other items donated that are in almost perfect condition. It is fun talking with the shoppers and seeing how much they enjoy shopping there. Grandmothers come in and buy lots of clothing for their grandchildren. Even teenagers enjoy coming in and buying great clothes at rock-bottom prices. Check out the ones in your area, and you will be delightfully surprised. Carolyn in Virginia
Dear Heloise: In this wonderful world of technology, so many people are thoughtful about passing on their old computers to others so they can enjoy computers also.Could you please remind your readers that when they do this, they should remove their accounts and passwords? Too many times there are problems because people have neglected to do this, and the receivers of the computers can't really use them. Shirley from Colorado Springs
Dear Heloise: I have a plastic, swing-lid garbage container in my kitchen, and it has a textured top. The top was beginning to look really dirty. I tried some cleaning products on it, but it didn't get the dirt from the small cracks in the texture. So, I mixed up some baking soda and water, scrubbed just a little bit, and all the dirt came off easily. Now the can looks brand-new. Shirley Kangas, Philip, S.D.
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