HINTS FROM HELOISE

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DEAR READ­ERS: Oc­to­ber is Na­tional Adopt-A-Shel­terDog Month. Bring­ing home a new best friend from the shel­ter is the ideal way to cel­e­brate, but what if you can’t do that?

Here are some other ways to spread the mes­sage: Tell your friends, rel­a­tives and co-work­ers that there are mar­velous, lov­ing, healthy and hu­mor­ous cats, dogs and pos­si­bly even rab­bits avail­able at the city shel­ter and your neigh­bor­hood Hu­mane So­ci­ety (www.hu­mane­so­ci­ety.org).

Look­ing for a par­tic­u­lar breed? Use a search engine to look up res­cue groups for that breed.

Res­cued an­i­mals know that they are now safe, and will re­pay you with love and grat­i­tude for many years to come.

— Heloise DEAR HELOISE: I’m usu­ally in the bath­room when the lights go out, so I keep one or two small flash­lights in the bath­room. Peo­ple joked about it un­til one day dur­ing a bad storm when the lights went out!

— Michael in Day­ton, Ohio DEAR HELOISE: I buy ham­burger and other ground meats on sale. Then I brown it up, drain it and store it in the freezer in plas­tic con­tain­ers. Now I have cooked meat ready for spaghetti sauce! I’ve loved your col­umn all my life!

— Robin S., via email DEAR HELOISE: Ev­ery mailorder com­pany sends me un­wanted cat­a­logs. I tear my name and ad­dress off and toss them into a bin in front of the post of­fice for dis­carded mail.

This avoids clut­ter in the house, and I’m not tempted to or­der some­thing I don’t need.

— An­nie in Ne­braska AN­NIE, CALL THE com­pa­nies; they can re­move your name from the mail­ing list. But this is a good im­me­di­ate fix.

— Heloise DEAR HELOISE: Thank you for your won­der­ful col­umn. It is part of my daily break­fast and news­pa­per read­ing time. Reusing panty­hose to bind twigs to re­cy­cle? My recycler said this may not be a good thing. Noth­ing ar­ti­fi­cial can be used to tie bun­dles. Ny­lon does not de­grade and may jam chip­per/shred­ders used to mulch the brush. Bet­ter to use jute twine, which does de­grade.

— Dianne W., via email DEAR READ­ERS: If you spray an air fresh­ener in a room with a lam­i­nate or wood floor, wipe the floor af­ter­ward. The wet spray can set­tle on the floor and cre­ate a slip-and-fall haz­ard.

— Heloise DEAR HELOISE: Years ago, we had a lit­tle dog that loved to go on walks.

When I’d say “walk­ing” or “get my shoes on,” he’d get ex­cited, ready to go!

— D.H. in Hous­ton SEND A MONEY-SAV­ING or time­sav­ing hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San An­to­nio, TX 782795000, or you can fax it to 1-210HELOISE or email it to Heloise@Heloise.com. I can’t an­swer your let­ter per­son­ally but will use the best hints re­ceived in my col­umn. Copy­right 2018

King Fea­tures Syn­di­cate Inc.

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