Don’t throw away all those baby-food jars. They can be used for:
• storing leftover paint for touch-ups.
• storing small nails, etc. Attach a lid to the underside of a garage shelf and screw the jar onto the lid.
• storing matches or a lighter for camping trips.
• holding buttons in a sewing room.
• carrying small treats for pets when traveling.
Dear Heloise: I have two 3-by-5 recipe boxes of tried-and-true recipes — one for entrees and one for all else. Both are color-coded (for example: pink-beef, yellow-chicken, blue-fish and shellfish, white-pork, etc.).
I also have two photo albums with peel-back plastic that I use for new, untried recipes. Again, one for entrees, one for all else. (Once the recipes are tried, I either transfer or toss them.) Both are alphabetized. I find this arrangement great for easy reference. – J. Sander, La Mesa, Calif.
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