Taking good care of mirrors

For years, every time I spritzed a mirror, I’d race to wipe it off before the drip reached the bottom of the frame. Anybody else do that? I thought getting …

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Storing bulbs for winter

There are times (admittedly rare) when a memory-lapse is delightful. I’m happily surprised each spring when bulbs that I’ve forgotten I planted make their way above ground to bloom, reminding …

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Cell phone care — Tips for making your cell phone last

Cell phones are expensive and—unless you want an excuse to buy the latest and greatest version—most of us want to do what we can to make them last. Happily, there are some easy ways to protect them from damage and keep the batteries from tuckering out prematurely.

How to care for your wedding gown after the ceremony

Whether your dress was a once-in-a-lifetime, dream-come-true gown or a simple but lovingly handmade garment (like mine, made from a Folkwear pattern—remember those?) or anything in between, chances are that you have some very fond memories attached to it. Here’s how to preserve those memories by taking good care of your gown.

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Garden tool care and keeping

Until recently, I thought I was taking good care of my garden tools if I simply left them in a spot where I could find them again. (I can’t imagine …

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