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Please note, emails cannot be answered personally. A selection of handy hints will be published online.BRIGHTEN CHRISTMAS BAUBLES
To sparkle up Christmas baubles that are getting a bit scruffy, paint them with a thin coat of paper glue and then dip them in glitter.
D. Harrison, Kirwan, Qld.
SMALL GIFT IDEA
Stuck for gift ideas for acquaintances? Some home-baked goodies, such as shortbread wrapped in a pretty tea towel, always go down well.
J. Field, Ocean Grove, Vic.
Store your Christmas food leftovers in transparent plastic containers so that you can see at a glance what's there when you open the fridge.
J. Smith, Whyalla, SA.
Buy or make a special tree decoration for each child to hang on the tree. When they leave home, give them their decorations to take with them.
W. Winter, Lawnton, Qld.
Freeze leftover Christmas pudding in serving-size wedges to enjoy through the year. Reheat each slice in the microwave for 50 seconds.
W. Hays, Westbury, Tas.
The easiest way to hang up tree decorations if they've lost their hooks is to use eveyday paper clips. So much simpler than tying them on.
J. Johns, Ramsgate Beach, NSW.
FAKE SNOW REMOVAL
To remove fake snow from your windows, use oven cleaner. Leave for five minutes, then wipe off with a clean cloth.
D. McLeod, Tweed Heads, NSW.