A childish question?
Fast facts Dear Readers:
Here are some new uses for cotton balls:
■ Soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and gently dab an ink spot on your clothing. Allow it to air-dry, then dry-clean or wash the garment.
■ Got long fingernails? Stuff one or two cotton balls into the fingers of a rubber glove before cleaning to prevent puncturing the glove.
■ Soak cotton balls in white vinegar and place on water spots on your chrome fixtures.
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FYI: Give those yucky sponges a weekly cleaning by tucking them between glasses or cups in the top rack of the dishwasher. — Heloise
A hostess idea Dear Heloise: