DEAR HELOISE: Another hint for newspaper sleeves: If you are traveling with younger children, roll up a pair of socks, underwear, shorts and T-shirt, and put them in the sleeve. When they dress each morning, they have everything together and can dress themselves.
One of the most common purchases for us all at one time or another is the basic laminate shelving unit. This inexpensive storage solution may have already done service as a student’s bookshelf, a spot for children’s toys and stuffed animals, or home to your collection of video tapes and CDs. Your intention was to replace it with something more substantial and decorative; however, there it sits years later, looking a bit tired, but still useful.