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DEAR HELOISE: My sister’s home burned to the bottom and he or she misplaced every little thing. She mentioned she wished she had time to get her photograph albums out as there have been so many reminiscences in them. This made me suppose. I noticed I’ve a number of containers with photograph albums and memorabilia on cabinets in closets all through the home. If I needed to go away the home immediately, I most likely would not be capable of collect all of them and carry the heavy containers out in time to save lots of them. So, I went to a storage sale and acquired two rolling suitcases, very inexpensively. I now retailer our photographs and different irreplaceable gadgets within the suitcases, which might simply be rolled out of the home in an emergency. They’re lined up in a closet near the entrance door. — SARAH IN KENTUCKY

Hidden knife

DEAR HELOISE: I all the time take a small paring knife to work to peel or minimize recent fruit for lunch. After use I rinse it off and put it again in my desk. Nonetheless, this made me nervous as a result of it seemed like a weapon that I had hidden. A co-worker recommended that I put it in a toothbrush carrying case used for touring, and it not solely retains my little knife clear, it retains it hidden. — RUTH through EMAIL

Final straw for weeds

DEAR HELOISE: Once I plant my annual backyard with my favourite greens, I place about three sheets of newspaper on the bottom between the rows, moist them down with a heavy soaking of water, then put a skinny layer of straw down on the newspaper. The newspaper retains weeds from rising between the rows. This protects lots of time that I might have spent weeding. — HENRY IN CALIFORNIA

Backyard elves

DEAR HELOISE: I attempted one among your intelligent hints not too long ago. I took a pin out to the backyard whereas my three younger youngsters have been sleeping and scratched their names on squash, watermelons, zucchini and cucumbers. I advised them the Backyard Elves had accomplished that and so they needed to eat the greens with their names scratched into them. This a great way to get them to eat greens and truly take pleasure in it! — ASHLEY IN NEBRASKA

Fluffy pillows

DEAR HELOISE: To fluff up a flat pillow, I toss it within the dryer together with a dryer sheet for about 10 minutes and it comes out plump and smelling recent! — MEREDITH through EMAIL


DEAR HELOISE: Throughout this coronavirus pandemic, I’ve stored a journal of what has been occurring and the way it affected me and my household throughout this time. It might appear odd to others, however this can be a time in our historical past that shall be remembered and mentioned by folks lengthy after we’re all gone. I feel it is essential that my youngsters, grandchildren and future generations know what life was like and the way all of us coped. It is our story. — JOAN IN NEW YORK

Ship a money-saving or timesaving trace to Heloise, P.O. Field 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001, or you possibly can fax it to 1-210-HELOISE or electronic mail it to I can not reply your letter personally however will use one of the best hints obtained in my column.