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* Save your old tissue boxes. They can be used to store plastic grocery store bags for easy use. They can then be stacked up and stored orderly. I use mine for garbage bags.
* “I love to can and pickle my garden bounty, but since I give most of them as gifts, supplies can get costly. I have found many jars at thrift stores. And I have seen seals and lids as well, on occasion. Don’t forget to check them out from time to time. The jars are going to get sterilized anyway!” — E.D. in Georgia
* Looking for a way to replace eggs in a recipe? Here are some substitutes: powdered egg substitute (Ener-G brand, for example), 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder or cornstarch; 1 banana, mashed; a tablespoon of milled flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water.
* “To keep calendar entries straight, you can use a different color highlighter for types of events or for each family member — blue for appointments, or green for kids’ activities. A family calendar will help keep everyone in the loop.” — A reader