How to handle getting pulled over
and explain what to do so that every family member is prepared.
The first, and most important, step is to call 911 in case of an emergency.
Be sure to post phone numbers for plumbers, doctors, vets, hospitals and the fire department. And program them into every family member’s cellphone, too.
Put emergency guides in the kitchen that show how to do the Heimlich maneuver, to help in case someone chokes, as well as information about cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in case a family member stops breathing. You can also write down measures to take if your pet is choking. —
Baking soda erases crayon marks
Dear Readers: Ever had crayon marks on your washable painted wall? If so, here’s how to remove: Sprinkle baking soda onto a damp sponge and gently rub the affected areas to get rid of the marks.
I have a six-page pamphlet entitled “Heloise’s Baking Soda Hints and Recipes” that provide more hints on how to use baking soda around your home for cleaning and deodorizing. You can receive this pamphlet by sending $5 and a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Heloise/baking Soda, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. FYI: To help prevent your feet from becoming smelly during the day, sprinkle baking soda on your feet before putting on your socks and shoes. —
Organizing family laundry
Dear Readers: To lessen issues with mixing up family members’ laundry, and to organize it, give each family member a different-colored laundry basket. They can then fill it with their clothes and bring it to the laundry room when the clothes need washing. After all the laundry is done, just take it back filled with the clean clothes. —