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Hints From Heloise

King Features Syndicate

Dear Heloise: I read your column all the time and saw that an Iowa reader asked for a way to keep her cookies soft.

Here’s my hint: Only put enough cookies in your plastic container for two days. Put the rest in the freezer in a plastic zipper-type bag, When you run out of the ones in the container, refill with the ones from the freezer. They taste like they were just made.

My mother taught me this trick many years ago and I have used it ever since. You have a constant supply of “fresh” cookies.

Thank you for all your hints! - Charlene Cole, Mesa, Ariz.

Dear Heloise: My husband uses a dry cleaner weekly for his work shirts.

I recycle the dry cleaner’s plastic bags by using them as packing in boxes to protect the gifts I mail. They are free and also lightweight for cheap mailing and they easily mold around any size or shape of gift! - Linda Patrick, Houston

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