Dear Heloise: At the start of cold and flu season, I got in the habit of washing my hands when I came home after doing errands. But I also added the extra step of wiping down the steering wheel, gear shift, car door handle and anything else I touched with a sanitary wipe. It would seem especially important to take this extra precaution during the present health crisis.
I enjoy reading your tips in The Villages Daily Sun and passing them on to family! — Virginia B., Fruitland Park, Fla.
Dear Heloise: My dog is a sloppy eater and drinker, so there was always a mess to clean up. I put a rubber bathmat under his bowls to catch all the spills. I scrub it clean with a brush in the sink using some dishwashing soap and water. — Gloria in Maine
Gloria, great idea! A designated cloth, dish-drying mat would work as well. Just throw it in the washing machine to clean. — Heloise
WRITE IT DOWN
Dear Heloise: I write the model and serial number for any electronic device or appliance, such as computers, printers, etc., on a sticky label and put it at an easily accessible place on the item.
There’s nothing worse than having to try to turn a heavy printer or other appliance over to see the numbers needed to contact service for help. — Sherri H., Statesville, N.C.
Sherri, I agree! Appliances and printers can be heavy, and