April 30, 2004

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Play Soothing Music at Your Garage SaleDuring your yard sale, play soothing, classical music. Your customers will browse longer and hopefully buy more. Playing loud, get-up-and-go music will have them leaving sooner. By Anna

 

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Egg Cartons for Storing EarringsI use the bottom of empty egg cartons to store my earrings. They each have 12 separate compartments and you can store them one on top of each other if you just use the bottoms and throw away the tops.

 

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Make Your Cornbread More FirmAs I have moved around over the years, I found that my favorite cornbread recipe changed in firmness depending on where I lived.

 

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Need Recipes for South Beach Diet Phase 1?I just started Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet and I"m looking for a easy recipes... getting so tired of eggs and bacon! I have looked online already but there's not whole lot that interest me. Please help!

 

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Smoke Detector "Beeper"My sweet hubby is in the last stages of lung cancer and his voice is gone. I bought a new smoke detector and he uses it for a "beeper" if I am in another part of the house or at night when I am sleeping. All he has to do is push the check button. By MarySue

 

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Colonial Pound CakeHere's an easy pound cake.

 

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Low Sodium CanningFollow the recipes for canning low-acid vegetables for meats, poultry and seafoods, but omit salt. Canned meats and vegetables keep just as well without salt as with it.

 

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Handling and Cleaning FishThe quality of the preserved fish begins with the handling of the fish when caught. Handle fish carefully; they bruise easily. Keep fish out of the sun. Clean, dress and wash fish immediately; then pack them in ice, or refrigerate them as soon as possible to prevent deterioration.

 

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Getting Tar Off a Vinyl FloorThe problem I had is someone tracked tar onto your vinyl floor. The solution was to rub some butter or margarine on the tar, then wipe it up with a dry cloth.

 

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Let Your Kids Draw on Old ShadesDo you have any old and/or unused white window shades? Let your kids or grandkids draw on them with crayons or paints. They can then be washed with a sponge and mild dish detergent and used over again.

 

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Get the After Sale BargainsOn the weekends, I sometimes go by garage sales even after they have closed. Sometimes they are getting rid of stuff or throwing it away! By Cindy Esparza

 

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