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Send Cheer for Only 37 Cents!

The rate to mail a postcard is 37 cents and for such a small fee, you can brighten someone’s day! It’s easy to make your own postcards, too.  Use scrapbook paper that is a light color on one side (and white on the other).  Cut the paper to 4 x 6 inches (standard postcard size).   Consider […]


Use Toner to The Last Drop

If your printer is out of black ink, change the text color to dark blue—you’ll be able to print a couple more times before needing a refill. And always print in Garamond typeface rather than more popular fonts like Times New Roman, Century Gothic or Comic Sans, since Garamond uses less ink. Rhonda


Easy Way to Decrease File Size of a Photo

Some mobile phones can reduce the size of a photo attached to an outgoing email message. First draft an email to yourself—from yourself. Attach the photo(s) that you want to reduce. Press the email send button. A menu will show up asking you what file size you want to send.  If you choose the “small” […]


Tab That License

Where I work, customers are required to show their photo ID. Many people have difficulty getting their licenses out of their wallets. One customer did a very clever thing. She took a piece of Scotch tape, folded it over and made a tab on one end of her driver’s license. She just pulled on the […]


Mess Prevention

I always seem to get the box of baking soda or salt, or sugar, or barley that leaks. Rather than pouring everything into another container, I pop a CoverMate Stretch-to-Fit on the bottom of the container. I also use these on half used cans of lemonade or orange juice in the freezer. Since they are […]


A Second Life for Hearing Aids

It came as wonderful news to discover that hearing aids can be recycled and passed on to a second user. Here’s how: My Mom purchased her hearing aids from Costco. (Costco has the best prices and the most freebies—sorry Sam’s Club, I’m your loyal shopper otherwise.) After we lost Mom, I hated the idea of […]


Easy Needle Threader

Using a dental floss threader (available in drug stores or dental offices) is the easiest way I have found to thread a needle, regardless of how small the eye. Put the threader through the eye of the needle leaving the open end clear of the eye. Put the thread through the opening and pull through […]


Remove Pesky Labels in Seconds

  Remove stuck-on pesky labels from your favorite jars in seconds. Simply fill the jar with hot water. Empty water and peel off label instantly. Use an adhesive remover (like Goof Off) to wipe off the glue. Jars are for ready your next craft project or to fill with spices or sweet treats!