August 6, 2004

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Teen Back-To-School Saving On Designer ClothingI discovered Plato's Closet which is a teenage designer clothing consignment store. My teen can get name brand clothing for less than it would cost to buy her clothes at Walmart. She also can take her outgrown clothes that are in good condition and receive money back. Go to http://www.platoscloset.com to find the location nearest you. You won't be disappointed! By M. Day

 

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Homemade Dry Carpet CleanerI have found that by mixing a ratio of 5 lbs white cornmeal and 2 lbs of cornstarch together will make a very nice carpet cleaner. I sprinkle it on using my small mesh strainer and scrub it in with a long handled brush.

 

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Line the Bottom of Your Kitchen's Garbage CanDon't you hate it when you take out the kitchen bin liner to find it's leaked all over the kitchen floor! An easy way to avoid this is to put 2 or 3 sheets of kitchen paper in the bottom of the bin.

 

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Quick Clutter ControlWhen company is coming, take your clutter items and box them up for sorting at a later time. This saves me time when I am rushed for cleaning, as I can sort through the box while watching TV or a good rainy day project.

 

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Sweeter Tasting CantaloupeFor sweeter tasting cantaloupe, sprinkle with a pinch of salt after slicing. It brings out the natural sweetness more than adding sugar and the extra calories. By M. Day, Ohio

 

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Problem with FeatherbedI just purchased a featherbed and I have a problem with the feathers coming out thru the material. not only is this getting messy, it is making it difficult to sleep on, as the stalks are poking me in the legs. Does anyone out there have any suggestions for me? Lori from california

 

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Constructing My Own BedI am in the middle of designing props for my stage production however, I am stuck as I need to create a bed from scratch. If anyone knows anything, what materials I should use and why, as well as a step by step guide on how to do it, I would be very grateful. Thanks From James from Sheffield

 

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