Dear Heloise: After reading your article on kitchen fires and having a fire extinguisher nearby, I wanted to mention that it is also a good idea to have one in your automobile that is easy to get to. In less than five years, I have had to use one twice to put out fires in the engine compartment. — David Young, Cedar Hill, Texas
Dear Heloise: When your wooden desk or dresser drawers get hard to open, remove the drawers that glide and wax the bottoms with a paste wax. Also wax the inside of the furniture at the points where the drawer bottom glides along. It really helps the drawers slide in and out more easily. Also, you can wax your closet rods, and the clothes hangers will glide more easily! — Bonnie Lawyer, via e-mail
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