Hints From Heloise
Three rules for stain removal:
Soon - Get to it as soon as possible. The longer the stain remains, the harder its removal.
Slowly - Give the cleaner time to act and then work on the stain slowly for better results.
Several - Stubborn stains may require several applications, so you may need to repeat the stain-removal steps. - Heloise
Dear Heloise: I have started using clear fingernail polish to paint the backs of my pierced earrings. My ears are sensitive to certain metals and the polish prevents my ears from touching the metal. Now I can buy any earrings I like and wear them throughout the day. - Marianne Ebert, Roanoke, Va.
Send your money- or time-saving hint to Heloise, PO Box 795000, San Antonio TX 78279-5000.