* Egg on car: If you see egg on your car; get to it immediately. The yolk, white and shell can cause damage to a car’s finish. Just grab the garden hose and rinse off. Stubborn bits and pieces can be removed by the high pressure of a carwash.
* Shaving cream: How to clean it up will depend on where it was sprayed. Usually a garden hose will do the trick. Some surfaces may need scrubbing and then a good rinse with the garden hose.
SEND A GREAT HINT TO:
P.O. Box 795000
San Antonio, TX 78279-5000
Dear Heloise: When traveling, I always stop to purchase postcards with beautiful pictures of the locale. I take them home and use them when scrapbooking about the trip. I take a lot of pictures myself, but I have found that often the postcards have pictures I couldn’t have gotten myself, and they add just that little extra something special. -- Katy in Washington
Dear Heloise: I need some info on an inexpensive way to clean windowsills besides using a clunky vacuum. Thank you. -- Robyn, via e-mail
Robyn, one of my favorites is a damp (water only) microfiber cloth. If that isn’t enough, try using one of the white, all-purpose, abrasive foam sponges that you find at grocery stores. -- Heloise
EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE
Dear Heloise: Thank you for giving us all a place to exchange ideas to ease our lives. Something that has helped me throughout the years is keeping items right where they’ll be used: Keep hot pads on top of the microwave to put under hot dishes. Keep restaurant coupons in the car. Have a big, attractive basket by the door for children to use for caps and mittens. Always know where a hand towel is in the kitchen by “threading” it through a heavy rubber band, then slipping it over a cabinet knob near the sink. -- Vangie in Ohio
Dear Heloise: Recently, I went to visit a pet cemetery in our area. Someone had used PVC pipe to make vases for many of the graves. The pipe was cut about 3 inches long, with one end stuck in the ground and the other end made into a nice little vase. They even had put flowers in the “vases.” How kind. -- Betty in Mississippi
CUP OF CHOCOLATE
Dear Heloise: I have a hint for how to use leftover, solid milk chocolate: Put some in a cup of hot milk and stir until dissolved -- yummy. -- A Reader in Ohio
Send a hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, Tex. 78279-5000, fax it to 210-HELOISE or e-mail it to Heloise@Heloise.com. Please include your city and state.
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