Dear Heloise: This clutter-busting tip really worked for our family. In our coat closet, which is just inside the front door, we have an inexpensive over-the-door shoe rack that provides not only a place to put our yard shoes, but also is great for hanging umbrellas, dog leashes and caps. There are no rails or drilling required that will damage the door. It’s a simple solution to our clutter problem, maximizes our precious closet space and keeps things off the floor or in a pile in our closet. - Michele Bennett-Parker, Salisbury, Md.
Dear Heloise: I save used gift wrap for making book covers for those I own and books that I borrow from the library. This can also be used for schoolbooks. I once used fabric to cover a book. - Dorothy Sossamon, Metairie, La. xxxx
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