Hints from Heloise: Latest Hints from Heloise Column & Archive

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Soaking gas-stove grates in a plastic bag with a few tablespoons of ammonia should loosen any grime.
 
Hints From Heloise: Butter and margarine
(The Washington Post, September 17, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Hold on to health history
(The Washington Post, September 16, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Hotels need to see the light
(The Washington Post, September 15, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Litter-box lessons
(The Washington Post, September 13, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Picture this digital organization
(The Washington Post, September 12, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: HE washers and delicates
(The Washington Post, September 10, 2014; 10:48 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Is Worcestershire best served cold?
(The Washington Post, September 10, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Will my sheets blow up?
(The Washington Post, September 8, 2014; 6:01 PM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Drips to go!
(The Washington Post, September 8, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: A pigeon problem
(The Washington Post, September 5, 2014; 4:46 PM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Packing with pouches
(The Washington Post, September 5, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: A vote for volunteering
(The Washington Post, September 4, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: A tip for housekeeping
(The Washington Post, September 2, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Called to distraction
(The Washington Post, September 1, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Can you save the bouquet?
(The Washington Post, August 30, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Help for houseplants
(The Washington Post, August 28, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: What’s in Worcestershire sauce?
(The Washington Post, August 27, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Stainless-steel scratches
(The Washington Post, August 26, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: A cool place to eat is not a treat
(The Washington Post, August 25, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Perilous plants
(The Washington Post, August 23, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Throwaway stems put to good use
(The Washington Post, August 22, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: What to do with ormolu
(The Washington Post, August 21, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Storing cooking fat — the sequel
(The Washington Post, August 20, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Security is in the chips
(The Washington Post, August 19, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: A dearth of stall space
(The Washington Post, August 18, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Homemade relief
(The Washington Post, August 16, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Keyboard schmutz
(The Washington Post, August 15, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Solve the softener syndrome
(The Washington Post, August 14, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: For want of 100 more watts
(The Washington Post, August 13, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Seat-belt warning
(The Washington Post, August 12, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Bothersome backpacks
(The Washington Post, August 11, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Extended coverage
(The Washington Post, August 9, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Are you ready for a fire?
(The Washington Post, August 8, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: My counters have some culture
(The Washington Post, August 7, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Microwave your ice cream?
(The Washington Post, August 6, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Outdoor pets deserve better care
(The Washington Post, August 4, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Community-pool rules
(The Washington Post, August 2, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Car care at home
(The Washington Post, August 1, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: The answer will sink in
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Funny little kiwifruit
(The Washington Post, July 30, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: How long does water last?
(The Washington Post, July 28, 2014; 10:23 PM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Don’t let ladder get wired
(The Washington Post, July 26, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Rebates spark debate
(The Washington Post, July 25, 2014; 2:48 PM)
 
Hints from Heloise: LATCH helps secure care seat
(The Washington Post, July 25, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Wonderful wicker
(The Washington Post, July 24, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Dirty or clean? Check the soap
(The Washington Post, July 23, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: An update on closed captioning
(The Washington Post, July 22, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Diner is left behind in buffet line
(The Washington Post, July 21, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Hints From Heloise: Wood makes its mark on linoleum
(The Washington Post, July 19, 2014; 12:00 AM)