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July 09, 1994| Times-Post News Service

* If size and style permit, rotate curtains and drapes to prevent certain areas of fabric from becoming overexposed to sun rays.

* Cover leg ends of metal furniture with rubber tips to reduce scrapes and rust marks on patio or deck. Or coat the bottom of each leg with a heavy layer of silicone rubber compound. Let dry overnight before setting right side up.

* To keep dogs away from garbage cans, sprinkle full-strength ammonia over bags before placing them in trash containers.

* When tying up tomato plants, use pantyhose that have been cut lengthwise. The nylon gives as the plants grow and will prevent cuts into the vine.

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