Hints From Heloise

Dear Readers: Here are five ways to use an empty coffee can:

Give to a child to use as a piggy bank.

Put in the utility area to hold nuts and bolts.

Use in the laundry room to hold clothespins.

Use to hold bulk birdseed.

Store dog biscuits. - Heloise

Dear Heloise: After years of trying to keep the toothpaste tube rolled and neat, I found a trick that works great for us. Fold the used empty end in approximately half-inch folds. Use the wide rubber band that comes on broccoli to hold the folds. It’s just the right length and width! Redo as the tube empties. Easy and neat. - Grace Rummel, Hagerstown, Md.


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